Open Day 2023

On April 22nd 2023 the Ely Freemasons have an Open Day where anyone can visit, chat to men and women Freemasons, learn about what support is ongoing for local good causes and even take a guided tour of the Masonic Lodge Rooms.
Entry is free and we are open from 9AM to 5PM.

Visit us at Ely Masonic Hall, 27 Silver Street, Ely, CB7 4FJ (opposite the Prince Albert) – map.

Cambridgeshire Freemasonry

Dates from 1796 and currently has 32 Lodges (soon to be 33) based in 7 Masonic Centres; Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, Chatteris, March, Wisbech and Whittlesey.

There are 4 Lodges that meet in Ely with the oldest dating from 1898.

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is one of the oldest secular social and charitable organisations in the world.

Membership is open to adults from all backgrounds and our aim is to empower members to be the best they can be. Freemasonry is about building character, supporting members as individuals and helping them make a positive contribution to society.

It provides a structure for members to build new friendships and develop themselves, whilst having family inclusive fun.

One of the largest charitable givers in the country, Ely Freemasons support a great many good causes locally. For more information email us at  or visit

Freemasonry frequently asked questions can be found at

Who Are Freemasons?

People join Freemasonry for many different reasons, some join for the friendships they will make that last a lifetime.

Members meet people who are different to themselves, not only different ages but with radically different life experiences and interests, drawn together by common experience through Freemasonry.

Members are, and have been for over three centuries, drawn from all walks of life. From Captains of industry and chief executives to manual labourers and forklift truck drivers, in Lodges you will find people with a wealth of different outlooks from all races, religions and backgrounds.

Charitable Giving & Volunteering

Freemasons are taught to look after those less fortunate than themselves, charity (whether fundraising or volunteering time) is a key component of Freemasonry, which supports local communities and good causes as well as larger scale projects within counties, national and internationally.

Importantly Freemasons have a huge amount of fun along the way, although only members can attend meetings, we are family and friend inclusive in our Social Events.

Most Lodges operate a very active social program, which is open to non-members to attend. This a great way for interested parties and prospective members (and their families) to see for themselves whether they would enjoy the Masonic experience.

Charity includes both fundraising and volunteering and Ely Freemasons support good causes both in our local communities and on a wider scale. To see some of the good causes we support in Cambridgeshire look here:

To see some of the good causes we support nationally look here:

Ely Freemasons Supporting Local Organisations

Locally, Ely Freemasons have and continue to support good causes including;

Lighthouse, Mepal and Witcham Preschool, Highfield Academy, Ely, Highfield Academy, Littleport, Soham Strong Mums, Lily House, Ely, Royal British Legion, Ely College Hair & Beauty, Arthur Wills Fund, Alzheimer Research, Port Youth Group (Littleport), Children with Cancer, Whitchford W.I., Centre 33 Ely, Sutton Butterfly Preschool, Race 2 Recovery (Injured Forces), Ely Cathedral Christmas Lunches, 1st Haddenham Guides, Connection Through Crafting (Scrubbs), Voluntary and Community Action East Cambs, Soham Community Association, LuvEly, 1st Fordham Scouts, PosAbility, MacMiillan, The Port, Littleport, Ely Food Bank, PULSE, Littleport, Raspberry Pi, The Prospect Trust, Reach, Addenbrookes Charitable Trust, MAGPAS, Maggies, Addenbrookes, Red Cross Ukraine, Branching Out, Littleport, Lily House Jubilee Tree, Viva Performing Arts. Soham, Ely Girls Hockey Club and many moreā€¦.