The Old Oundelian Lodge is a Freemasons’ lodge whose members are all OOs or current or former members of School staff, although the Lodge is not formally part of the OO Club.
We obtain a great deal of pleasure through our membership of the OO Lodge, not only from the normal Masonic sense of fraternity but also from the sense of spirit and community arising with us all having experienced life at Oundle School in its various aspects over many years. The Lodge is always delighted to hear from potential new members, whether you may be considering becoming a Freemason for the first time or you are already a member of another Lodge.
In recent years, Freemasonry has moved to a new and very welcome phase of increased openness, with our charitable aims and activities being publicised through traditional and new media. The Craft’s aims and objectives are available to a worldwide audience via the website of The United Grand Lodge of England, which also provides insight into our history and our contribution to today’s society. 2017 marked the Tercentenary of English Freemasonry and the climax of the celebrations was a gala event at the Royal Albert Hall attended by Masons from around the globe.
Freemasonry in the United Kingdom is structured under separate Grand Lodges for men and women. The Old Oundelian Lodge, part of the United Grand Lodge of England and thus open only to men, is currently without a women’s equivalent. In the UK, there are two governing Grand Lodges for women’s Freemasonry to which we recommend any OO women potentially interested in Freemasonry: the Order of Women Freemasons and the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons.
If you would like to learn more about Freemasonry in general or the Old Oundelian Lodge in particular, please visit our Lodge website which includes our contact details as well as an extensive FAQ page addressing many common questions about the Craft. We are also on Twitter at @ool5682.