Welcome to the Michelham Priory Lodge

The Michelham Priory Lodge (MPL), is located in the Sussex village of Herstmonceux. The Lodge was originally founded in Hailsham in 1928 and moved to Herstmonceux in 1961We are a friendly and welcoming lodge with a diverse mix of members from across a wide variety of interests.

New members are welcome.

Is Freemasonry for you?

Under the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), there are over 200,000 Freemasons and with over 6 million members around the world, it is impossible to stereotype the average Freemason. Our members come from all walks of life and they span a wide social spectrum. However, we are careful about who joins us and we expect our members to hold strong values, particularly; integrity, kindness, honesty, fairness and tolerance.
To find out if Freemasonry is for you, go to the UGLE website.



We have 6 regular meetings a year on the third Thursday of January, March, April, May, October and November.
We also meet for rehearsals on a Wednesday evening between September and May.



We have an active and enthusiastic social committee who regularly organise social events throughout the year. Although these often involve lunch or dinner, we try to combine eating out with visits to places of interest. The main aim we strive to achieve from our social functions is to have fun, but we also use some events to raise money for our supported charities.
Here’s a list of this year’s social events.

The members partners often meet socially for dinner, which is organised independently of the MPL social events. "Partners that dine" is very popular.


Would you like to join us?

If you live or work in Herstmonceux, or in one of the nearby towns and villages and you want to join us, then contact our secretary, who would be delighted to hear from you. If you're still not sure, then you can discover more from our Join us page.