Richmond Hill Lodge



To be concerned for those in need is an essential quality of a Freemasons life.

Freemasons help each other where and when they can.  However Freemasonry is also one of the UK’s leading organisations giving to non- masonic registered charities.

Individual Lodges raise funds for charitable giving and make donations to both masonic and non-masonic causes.

All members of The Lodge are mindful of the needs of others both in the local community to which they belong and in the wider World.

Charitable funds are raised through the generosity of Lodge Members giving what they can afford to help others.   In addition the Lodge raises funds by various events and functions.

However Charity is not all about giving money, it is also about individuals donating their own time to help others and in many cases this is the most valuable way to help those in need.

The Lodge has a long history of helping those in need and charitable causes both locally in the Middlesex area and beyond and has previously been honoured as below:

  • Grand patron Middlesex Retirement Charity
  • Grand Patron of the Royal Masonic Institution for Girls
  • Grand Patron for the Royal Masonic Hospital
  • Vice Patron for the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys
  • Grand Patron Lodge Middlesex 98
  • Grand Patron RMBI 2009 Festival
  • Grand Patron 2020 Festival
  • Prince Michael of Kent Court (Supporting Lodge)

In addition to these Masonic Charities, many local and non-masonic charities have been helped.

Recent Donations to Local Richmond Upon Thames Charities

On 21st September 2023 the Lodge celebrated its 75th Anniversary at Cole Court Masonic Centre. At a previous meeting the brethren decided, after having receiving £750.00 from the Middlesex Masonic Charity that two donation to Charities would be made. £375 to each. The Charities chosen by the members were local charities: SPEAR and THE VINYARD.

At the meeting WBro Peter Geldhill PGStdB, from the MMC made a presentation of the Cheques and plaques for both charities, which were received by the lodge Chairty Steward WBro Graham Cooley PPrAGDC, after a short delay both the cheques and the plaque were presented to each Charity on Thursday 2nd November 2023.


The Vineyard in Richmond upon Thames is a charity with the community at its heart. They are dedicated to helping vulnerable individuals overcome personal crises, and the community at large to build stronger bonds. The charity has redeveloped and expanded their services to meet the growing needs in the borough, as a result of the cost-of-living crisis, in order to be able to support more families and individuals newly experiencing crisis who previously were in a stable position. 


SPEAR is a local homelessness charity in South West London which has an office based in Twickenham, supporting local people to rebuild their lives away from the streets. They build communities in which everyone has a place to call home and provide the help needed to lead a fulfilling life. They recognise that homelessness is much more than just a housing issue, so they provide a range of accommodation and support services to help people reach their full potential. The link on their You Tube channel SPEAR – YouTube, you can find further information which may be interesting and inspiring. The Lodge will also try to support the Christmas Present Campaign to ensure each homeless person will receive a gift this Christmas, further information can be found advertised at Cole Court on the notice board.

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