One of Cheshire's most respected freemasonry lodges
Becoming a Cheshire mason is an inital step to ongoing teaching and rituals dating back in our lodge to 1847.
Refining the man.. that you know you already are, combined with socializing and comradery, all with an underlying principle of charity and family values at heart.
Getting to know your fellow masons is an inherant part of being a mason.
Every year we invite wives and family to come and celebrate with us and theres always a tour of the lodge room included.
Eaton lodge 533 excels at guiding new masons through every stage of lodge life.
Our core values are always to make new masons feel as comfortable as possible, as quickly as possible.
Masons as a whole are one of the biggest contributors to charity in the UK.
We don't shout about it, we just help. Last year the masons around the UK gave away £42 millions pounds alone.
Masonic life always has a positive effect on your family life.
For Eaton Lodge 533, the yearly Ladies Evening is always one of the highlights to our masonic year.
What We Do
The importance of improvement, setting an example, and shouldering responsibility for the future, are our Masonic goals. And where will it all end? In brotherhood. What we build today will endure. That is our hope and our faith
Our bespoke lodge is based in Congleton, with a bar, a large dining area and lodge room & even a museum.
We all abide by a foundational moral code, of doing our best and bringing the best, out of our fellow masons.
We are devoted to the principle that to give, is not only better, than to receive, but also more rewarding.
"You Feel Welcome Straight Away!"
What i thought would be a daunting experience of joining such a successful lodge as Eaton 533, was the complete opposite. A quick conversation on the phone and I was invited in to talk to some of the more experienced masons. Friendly banter and a relaxed attitude, i really made the right choice in approaching Eaton Lodge 533.
To be honest, i wish i had done it a lot sooner.
Congleton masonic lodge and Freemasons as whole, believe in honor and that a man has a responsibility to behave honorably in everything he does. Freemasonry teaches its members the principles of personal decency and personal responsibility. It hopes to inspire them to have charity and good will toward all mankind, and to translate principles and convictions into action.
Our masonic lodge strives to help the community with our charity donations and much more. All masons, are always devoted to the promotion of the welfare and happiness of all mankind. Freemasonry as a whole, teaches its members that unselfishness is a duty and that it’s not only more blessed to give than to receive, but also more rewarding.
Freemasonry teaches a system of morality and brotherhood by the use of symbols and dramatic presentations. It encourages its members to expand their knowledge of the world around them. At Eaton Lodge 533 in Congleton, Cheshire, we encourage masonic community and companionship to help you learn every step of the way.
Freemasons believe in the brotherhood of man, under the fatherhood of God. Freemasonry isn’t a religion, but it is religious because it requires its members to have faith in a Supreme Being, according to the individual Mason’s belief. It’s not a sectarian organization and does not promote one religion over another. Masonic ceremonies describe a moral code, using basic principles that are common to all religions.
Freemasonry stands for the reverence of God and the proper place of individual faith in society; for truth and justice; for fraternity and philanthropy; and for orderly civil, religious, and intellectual liberty. It charges each of its members to be true and loyal to the government of the country to which he owes allegiance and to be obedient to the law of any state in which he may reside.
One of the first rules of Freemasonry forbids the discussion in Masonic meetings of religious matters and politics — topics likely to cause personal arguments. It’s also against the fundamental principles of Freemasonry for Masonic organizations to take political action or attempt to influence elections or legislation.
Freemasonry regards no man for his worldly wealth, social status, or outward appearance. Kings, princes and sultans have been Masons. So have paperboys, bin-men, factory workers, and fast-food fry cooks. Once invited to join, even on your first day, your standing tall, as an equal, with the collective masons of Eaton Lodge 533.