3 Swan Street, Gordonvale QLD 4865
Brian E. Whaling
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
Murray Lodge is named in honour of Abijah (Abi) Murray, an important Masonic figure in the history of Far North Queensland.
Throughout the year Murray Lodge puts on a number of social and charitable events which their families, widows and members of the wider community can attend. Should you wish to find out more please contact the Lodge Secretary.
Originally known as Cairns Lodge No 52, in 1921 after the formation of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland, the Lodge was renamed Murray Lodge No 177 to avoid confusion with another Lodge of the same name formerly under the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
Members agreed that the Lodge would be named after the first of either Abi Murray or Alf Riches to arrive at the assembly. It was said that both brethren arrived at the entrance and Riches held the door open to allow Abi Murray to enter first. This gentlemanly act determined that the Lodge would take Murray's name.
Our regular meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of February, April, June, July, September and November at 7:30pm. We also have an annual meeting where the new Master and officers are invested for the following 12 months. This is held in July.
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.