Tilsmore members meet in the Masonic centre, to the rear of St. Philips Church on the Stonegate Road, once a month between October and May, the latter being the month in which the new Master of the lodge is installed. The Ceremony nights are always on the third Tuesday of the month whilst the previous Tuesday is used to learn and rehearse ceremonies. This is called the Lodge of Instruction

A question that  often  gets asked is “What do Freemasons do?” The answer is “A lot” A great role of Freemasonry is in supporting charities, both national and local. To this end Tilsmore Lodge has previously helped a lot of local organisations, including: giving monies to support replacing the local scout troop hut, purchasing two high spec pieces of electronic equipment to aid children with learning difficulties, assisting in the purchase of garden furniture and sun shades for St. Wilfrid’s hospice, helping local Brownies replace their meeting place and contributing towards a scheme to assist young people in the Heathfield area to find employment. All this as well as supporting national Masonic and non-Masonic causes.

Social life in Tilsmore exists in two forms, Masonic and non-Masonic. Ceremonies and Festive Boards for instance, where masons gather together to dine following their meetings, are purely for masons but there are also social gatherings where non-Masons, along with their partners and friends, can join in. Blue Table meals, B-B-Q’s, Race Nights, Carol evenings and Church services, for instance, are open both to masons and their friends and non-masons. With the non-Masonic get-togethers Tilsmore usually meet with the other lodge that shares the Masonic centre and this ensures enjoyable times, with friends from both lodges coming together.

To find out when our activities take place why not check out our facebook page, where events will be posted?

If you are interested in finding out more about Tilsmore Lodge 4499, or are thinking of joining our Lodge and would like further information, then contact Elliott Isbitt on 07779885512 or email him at  elliott.isbitt@syntego.co.uk

You can also view our  “TILSMORE”  Facebook page by clicking on the “F” facebook icon to the left, which will then take you directly to our Lodge “facebook” page


Tilsmore Masonic Lodge 4499 is a craft lodge situated in the famous Sussex Weald, between Heathfield and Burwash, and is under the jurisdiction of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex