Our History
Part 3 – The Present (2010’s +)

Part 1 – The Foundation (1880’s)
Part 2 – The Past (1900-2000’s)
Part 3 – The Present (2010’s)

The Twin Towns Masonic Centre

Pre-Refurbished Twin Towns Masonic Centre (2013)

Since 2012 all Masonic activities have been centred upon the Twin Towns Masonic Centre
in Boyd Street, Tweed Heads. The centre is home to the following Orders:

Craft Lodges

Royal Arch Chapters

Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite

Knights Templar

Other Orders

Foundation of the Masonic Centre

Twin Towns Masonic Centre
Tweed Heads (circa 1930’s)

Lodge Pacific No. 298
Worshipful Master & Officers (1918-19)

The original single level building was consecrated on March 22nd, 1916 and built by Lodge Pacific No. 298. This lodge was the first sponsored by Lodge Tweed No. 136 in February 1915. The Worshipful Master was W. Bro G.T. Harvey, watchmaker of Murwillumbah.

In 1955 the building was raised and further extended in 1975.

The Fully Refurbished
Twin Towns Masonic & Function Centre

In 2014, ninety-eight years after the building’s construction by Lodge Pacific, the Twin Towns Masonic Centre underwent a major building program.

Funded by the part proceeds from the sale of the Bangalow and Murwillumbah centres, it now rates as one of the most admirable and functional centres in regional New South Wales.

The centre is fully equipped with disabled access to both levels, multi-media facilities and upgraded kitchen facilities.

The lower level serves as a function centre and dining room available for hire with a total seating capacity of 120 people.

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Twin Towns Masonic Centre – Grand Re-Opening (2014)

Grand Master M. Wor.Bro D. Robson

Changes

Changing society and demographics has led to the closure of many centres.

  • The fraternity once provided fellowship, mateship and camaraderie unavailable elsewhere prior to the advent of other organisations.
  • Membership showed great increase after the World Wars as returning men sought solace and support to return to civilian life.
  • The cost of maintaining and meeting OH&S requirements in purpose built buildings and declining numbers have impacted on many centres in particular in the once strong river towns.
  • Transport
  • Of the once fourteen centres, five exist.

Over 300 people attended the setting of the Nimbin Centre’s foundation stone in August 1937.

District 11 Masonic Centres (Northern NSW)

Active Centres

Closed Centres

Bangalow

  • Bangalow
  • Casino
  • Dunoon
  • Kyogle
  • Mullumbimby

Kyogle

  • Murwillumbah
  • Nimbin
  • Uki
  • Urbenville

District 11 Historical Masonic Centres Map

Lodge Brunswick No. 255 met at the Mullumbimby Masonic Centre, now closed.

The Future Of Freemasonry

Freemasonry has a positive future on the Tweed

  • Endeavours to attract the future leaders of tomorrow
  • Perform public outreach in a positive way
  • Dedicated and experienced Masons arriving in the district
  • Massive unit construction planned in the area
  • Local area is attractive to developers
  • Cost of maintaining purpose built buildings

The growth in Tweed Heads is immeasurable. It is forecast that upwards of 350 units will be built within the decade in the immediate precinct.

Compiled in 2016 by:

Rt. Wor.Bro R.W. Johnson (Lodge Pacific No. 298)

A 4th Generation Tweed Mason

Revised and updated
in 2019 by:

Lodge Pacific No. 298

Thank you Ross.

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