South Cheshire Lodge No. 5571 was consecrated in 1935 and while we appear to live in a completely different world to those far off days, the principles and objectives of freemasonry have remained the same.


Freemasonry has a wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries.  It is one of the world's oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

Eighty years ago Crewe was a railway town and, at the founding of South Cheshire Lodge, half of the members were railwaymen. Since then the town, the nature of the transport industry and the lodge have changed.  These changes have been reflected in the current membership of the lodge which now has fewer railwaymen and included members from many walks of life.


Many of the original aspects however remain unchanged; the lodge still maintains its traditions of welcome, support and fellowship to its members, and continues to embrace those tenets and principles of freemasonry which have stood the test of time.

South Cheshire Lodge has members from a wide range of backgrounds and employment  and currently has a  mixture of experience and youth.  It is known for the quality of its ritual and its dedication to charity.

If you're interested in finding out more about the lodge, or to join, please email the secretary and we will send more details and be happy to answer any questions