Mourne Masonic Lodge No. 696 Annalong.

The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Mourne Masonic Lodge No. 696 welcome you to their website.


Lodge 696 is warranted on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Ireland in the Province of Down.


We hope you enjoy your visit here and look forward to you visiting us on a regular basis.



The accompanying Memorial for a Warrant.

The accompanying Memorial for a Warrant was laid before Lodge 144, Lodge No. 142, Lodge 377 at their stated communications held on 26th day of March 1945, 13th day of March 1945 and on the 17th day of April respectively.


When it was resolved that the same be recommended to the favourable consideration of Grand Lodge.

Annalong Fish Night.

The Lodges' October communication plays host to the annual "Annalong Fish Night".


This is a spectacular feast of seafood that is donated by the members of the Lodge. "Annalong Fish Night".


This event has become well renowned in the local Masonic calendar and is looked forward to with great anticipation by members and visitors alike.


On Thursday 9th August 1945 at 4.30 p.m., an Occasional Communication of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Down was held in the Public Elementary School, Annalong:

Past Masters.

Starting with our first Master W.Bro. Issac Hamilton inaugurated in August 1945. This section lists all of Lodge 696's Past Masters to the present:


Helping to relieve poverty and distress amongst Brethren and their families is one of the 'foundation stones' on which Irish Freemasonry is built.


At the Lodge's "Annual Fish Night" in October, £3500 was presented to R.W.Bro. Barry Brewster for the Ovarian Cancer Research Appeal.


The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren welcome you to the Mourne Masonic Lodge No. 696 website. The aim of the site is to provide information about Lodge 696 and its history.
Whether you are a Freemason or not, we hope you will find something of interest as you browse through our pages. We hope you find them informative and give you an insight into our Lodge.  
We extend a warm welcome at all of our meetings to all Freemasons who are members of any Lodge which is in amity with the Grand Lodge of Ireland.  
At the October Communication of Mourne Masonic Lodge No. 696 the Lodge was honoured to have a visit from the R.W. Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Roger Matthews. The R.W. Provincial Grand Master was there to present a 50 year jewel and certificate to Bro. John Magennis. Although the Lodge was constituted in 1945, Bro. John Magennis is only the second member to formally reached this milestone in the Lodge.  

Pictured at the presentation are The Rt. Wor. Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Roger Matthews, Bro. John Magennis and the Worshipful Master - W.Bro. William Kearney.

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The stated communications of our Lodge are held on the first Friday of each month from September to May at 8pm.