St Peter & Harmony is one of the older Lodges in the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, with a very long history stretching back to the days of the German textile merchants of Bradford. Yorkshire's Goose & Gridiron started as a social recruiting forum and has slowly transitioned into a social club primarily focussed on the appreciation of real ales and craft beers.
St Peter & Harmony and Goose & Gridiron are joining forces to become the northern Real Ale & Craft Beer Lodge. This echoes recent developments of the excellent Masonic Craft Beer Society, which largely existed as an online social forum with many active online members, of whom a large proportion are also Freemasons. Recently the Society took the initiative of creating a Masonic Craft Beer focussed Lodge by means of taking over a struggling London Lodge, Horus No. 3155.
St Peter & Harmony with Goose & Gridiron is undertaking a similar journey but for Masons throughout the several Masonic Provinces of the North of England, by becoming a special interest Lodge for those Masons with a particular interest in real ale, craft beer and other associated activities, as well as seeking to attract new members who have such interests and might otherwise have not thought of joining Freemasonry.
St Peter & Harmony will remain a working Lodge, encouraging candidates to progress, retaining our history of excellent ritual and floor work, but with a new focus on learning about real ale and craft beer-related subjects and the tasting of it; of course!
We will meet on the first Wednesday of March, June, July, and October in our new format. At each meeting, we will undertake regular Masonic business followed by a Festive Board. Our meetings will, on many occasions, include a speaker from the real ale/craft beer/related industry, and we will be welcoming guest ales and beers at the bar at each meeting.
Our Lodge will become a place for like-minded individuals to practice Freemasonry to the highest standards and enjoy discussing, learning about, and drinking real ale and craft beer.
Our journey is beginning now with our official launch on Wednesday 2nd March 2022. Between now and then, we are encouraging Masons from Provinces all over the North to join us as we plan various events and activities leading up to the launch. These include visits to breweries, speakers' events, plus various social events. Take a look at the events page here on this website. An online joining form can be found on here too.