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Welcome to Braemar No. 89

37 Channon Street, Gympie QLD 4570

37 Channon Street, Gympie QLD 4570
Lodge Secretary

Donald Butler

Email

dmb@spiderweb.com.au

Freemasonry philosophy

Freemasonry opens the door to men of good character from all walks of life and from diverse religions. You’ll always find a friendly welcome – we’re ordinary men developing our potential, supporting each other and working for good in the community. Learn more

Character of our Lodge

Braemar Lodge partakes in Scottish Ritual, therefore our rituals vary somewhat from those at other Freemason lodges.

Lodge events

In addition to Lodge meetings we believe in involving families and friends in activities that range from get-togethers after meetings to fundraising for worthwhile causes.

We have a special celebration of St Andrew’s Night with haggis and bagpipes, which is held on the 1st Saturday in December. Friends and family welcome.

Contact the Lodge Secretary for more details.

 

 

Our history

Freemasonry has a long history in Gympie stretching back to the Gold rush days of the 19th century. The Braemar Lodge was consecrated under the Scottish constitution in 1894. Its founders showed no interest in the Duke Street Masonic Hall that already existed but met in the Rechabites Hall and later the Oddfellows Hall.

In the 1920s there were more than 1000 Freemasons belonging to a number of different Lodges in Gympie. The town now has two active Lodges and Braemar Lodge keeps the Scottish tradition alive while also being part of the broader Freemasons Queensland community.

Freemasons are a diverse group of men from all walks of life, from many religions and many backgrounds. Becoming a Freemason is a commitment to develop your own potential, to values that see all humankind as equal, and to helping others in our community.