Lodge Pacific No. 298 - About


Lodge Pacific No. 298

Lodge Pacific meets on the third Wednesday of the month,
January to November. Tyling at 7.30pm (DST).


Lodge Pacific is now accepting new candidates - Apply Today

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organisations: seeking to make good men better by teaching
and encouraging trust, fellowship and charity.

Your life long journey into the worlds foremost brotherhood of ethical men is about to start here.

Please come along to one of our friendly meetings, you will get to know what Freemasonry and Lodge Pacific are all about, at the same time, enjoy our first class hospitality and understand what a great job Freemasonry does in assisting our local community. You will also discover that we are passionate about transforming our new Brothers by building on there strengths to create the leaders of tomorrow.

Tweed Heads Masonic Centre enjoys one of the highest initiation rates of young freemasons in the state. We welcome all enquiries and those members who join us are assigned mentors to help with any questions and instruction that arise from your journey through Freemasonry.

For more information on our chapter of Freemasonry and perhaps some of your questions may also be answered in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

If you are interested in becoming a Mason please visit our contact page or touch base with
Lodge Pacific's Secretary, Wor. Bro Jim Lupton on Mob: 0448 163 514.


What is Lodge Pacific

Lodge Pacific No. 298 is a Craft Lodge

Lodge Pacific has a long and exciting history dating back to 1915 when it was first consecrated, we have around 50 members who are aged from 19 years through to 90 years. Our members are very active within the community and all share a great passion for community assistance.

Together with our sister lodges Lodge Dawn, Lodge Tweed United and Twin Towns Daylight lodge we have raised over $30,000 for our local hospitals and we also support many other fundraising initiatives around the Tweed Heads area.


Our Lodge Meetings

Lodge Pacific gather once a month for an evening meeting lasting two to three hours, we meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm (DST). Doors are open from 6:45pm for social purposes.

Like any organisation there is a business element, with minutes, accounts, and plans for upcoming events to be read and discussed among the members. But a Lodge meeting is also ceremonial, involving a series of formalised and symbolic presentations which use drama to highlight the codes of conduct by which a Freemason strives to live.

During a Lodge meeting, instruction is also provided to assist in a Mason’s daily life and personal development. This may be on a range of topics, including public speaking, communication skills, leadership skills, or business management.

The final part of the meeting involves all Lodge members dining together. With Masons coming from all age groups and from all walks of life, the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a meal with each other provides the perfect chance to "catch up", and yet another forum for an exchange of ideas.

Apart from these regular meetings, most Lodges organise social activities involving the entire family. Theatre parties, sports days, conferences, picnics – the holding of these types of events helps develop closer bonds, not just between Masons, but among their families and the community as well.

Give us a call and come along to our regular meeting, see why so many men are joining this unique organisation.


How to Join Lodge Pacific

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Call our Lodge Secretary Meet Senior Members Attend Festive Boards Fill out Application
Call our Lodge Secretary Meet Senior Members Attend Festive Boards Fill out Application
Call Wor. Bro Jim Lupton on Mob: 0448 163 514 he will answer any initial questions you may have. Meet with a couple of our senior members to talk more deeply about the Craft. Visit the Lodge after our meetings and attend a few of the festive boards to meet your future brothers and become more familiar with some of our customs.  Both parties being happy an application is filled out. 
The Lodge votes on the application, then the initiation is scheduled.

Additionally, visit our contact page if you wish to email us directly.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Lodge Pacific schedule for 2019

(Note: Summer dress during Daylight Saving months)


May 2019
Installation & Investiture of Officers of Lodge Pacific


June 2019
Regular Meeting of Lodge Pacific

July 2019
Annual Masonic Church Service (Date: TBA)


July 2019
Regular Meeting of Lodge Pacific


August 2019
Regular Meeting of Lodge Pacific

September 2019
Tweed Heads Masonic Centre Open Day (Date: TBA)


September 2019
Regular Meeting of Lodge Pacific


October 2019
Regular Meeting of Lodge Pacific


November 2019
Regular Meeting of Lodge Pacific (Final Meeting of year)


Officers of Lodge Pacific for 2018-2019

Worshipful Master R.Wor.Bro John Walker
I.P.M. V.Wor.Bro Len Wilkinson
Senior Warden Bro Shane Hillman
Junior Warden Bro Aaron Thomson
Chaplain R.Wor.Bro Ian Manwaring
Treasurer V.Wor.Bro John Fraser
Secretary Wor.Bro Jim Lupton
Director of Ceremonies Wor.Bro David Hutchinson
Senior Deacon Wor.Bro Wilson Tebbutt
Junior Deacon Wor.Bro Gary Law
Organist R.Wor.Bro Ross Johnson
Caring Officers V.Wor.Bro John Fraser / Wor.Bro Lawrie Bradley
Inner Guard Wor.Bro Robin Dawes
Outer Guard  
Membership Officers Wor.Bro David Hutchinson / V.Wor.Bro John Fraser


Our Immediate Past Master
V.Wor.Bro. Len Wilkinson
Lodge Pacific Worshipful Master (2017-2018)


Some facts about Very Worshipful Brother Leonard Wilkinson:

- Initiated, Passed and Raised in Lodge Kilwining No. 13 in 1986

Worshipful Master of Lodge Camden No. 217 in 1991, 1994, 1995 and 2001.

Worthy Supreme Ruler of The Picton Conclave No. 17 in 2001.

First Principal of Campbelltown Royal Arch Chapter No. 85 in 1997.

Most Wise Sovereign of Campbelltown Rose Croix No. 42 in 1999.

- Affiliated into Lodge Pacific No. 298 in 2001.

Worshipful Master of Lodge Pacific in 2003, 2012, 2016 and 2017.

District Grand Director of Workings, District 55 from 2004 to 2006.

Preceptor of Macarthur Lodge of Instruction for 4 years.

Preceptor of Tweed/Byron Lodge of Instruction for 4 years.

Is actively involved with the Masonic Church Services at St Cutbert's in Tweed Heads.


Contact Lodge Pacific

Lodge Pacific is now accepting new candidates and affiliates,
contact one of our friendly members below for more information:

Lodge Secretary

PhoneWor. Bro Jim Lupton
Mob: 0448 163 514

Worshipful Master

PhoneR.Wor. Bro John Walker
Mob: 0411 276 214

Membership Officers

PhoneWor. Bro David Hutchinson
Mob: 0417 784 374

PhoneV.Wor. Bro John Fraser
Mob: 0409 308 343

or visit our contact page if you wish to email us directly.


Lodge Pacific meets on the Third Wednesday of the Month