In 1905 a group of artistes and musicians founded a Lodge which was destined
to be one of the best known in the world of Freemasonry
Chelsea Lodge No.3098
It was consecrated on 19 May 1905 and its members have represented most branches of show business including music hall, variety, circus, pantomime, comedy, magic, ventriloquism, silent films and talkies, cinema, radio and television, not to mention musicians who were members of British dance bands and orchestras. To date over one thousand Freemasons have been members, and meetings take place at Grand Lodge, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London five times a year.

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Founder of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London.
Diamond Award holder RMBI/MetGL appeal.
Holders of the Metropolitan
Grand Lodge Silver Trowel Award
for the London Appeal in support of the RMBI

Royal Masonic Trust For Girls And Boys
Grand Patron:
Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
The New Masonic Samaritan Fund
The Grand Charity



W.Bro. Ray Donn

7th August 1937 - 26th December 2022
Initiated into Chelsea Lodge : 19/09/1997

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of W.Bro. Ray Donn who died peacefully on Monday 26th December 2022. Ray had been a member of Chelsea Lodge for over a quarter century where he was a much loved member. He was the Chelsea Webmaster having created the Chelsea Lodge website from scratch over 20 years ago and was solely responsible for website that you see today at This has proved to be a massive source of valuable information for members and visitors from all over the world. A comprehensive window into the current affairs of the Lodge and it's long history illustrated by narrative and the many images you will see on it. The Chelsea site was one of many successful websites created by Ray including the Water Rats, Lady Ratlins, Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund, Comedian's Golfing Society, Vaudeville Golfing Society, plus many professional artistes & individuals. Please see his Wikipedia page for further details of Ray's long and successful career.

His warm heart, generous spirit and highly focused work ethic will be deeply missed and not forgotten. May he rest in peace.



W.Bro. Robert Locke SLGR
117th Master Chelsea Lodge No.3098

Next Chelsea Lodge Meeting

 Friday 20th January 2023 

 Regular Meetings are held on the Third Friday in
January, March, May (Installation), September and November


W.Bro WM Master of Chelsea Lodge for 2021 /22   Peter Locke and David Capri,Charity Steward.
during his year, were delighted, on behalf of Chelsea Lodge,to present a cheque for £2,915.15
to 'Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity'

, were delighted, on behalf of Chelsea Lodge, to present a cheque for £2,915.15 to 'Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity'. Could you please add e.

Festival Pictures

Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2022

Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2022


Chelsea Festive Board

Friday 21st January 2022

Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2022




Chelsea Lodge No 3098 Installation Meeting

Thursday 24th June 2021

W.Bro.Peter Locke SLGR


Chelsea Lodge No 3098 Installation Meeting


Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2021





Chelsea Lodge No 3098 Installation Meeting



Photography by W.Bro.David Capri @ 2021




Chelsea Lodge  709th Regular Meeting
Friday 15th November 2019

Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2019 

 Dining Steward Bro. Alan Bland


The Chelsea Royal Arch Chapter which is associated with Chelsea Lodge
meets at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2
on the first Thursday in February and April
and the the fourth Thursday in October (Installation).

We welcome visitors from other Chapters.
Next Chapter meeting takes place on
Thursday 7th April 2022

Members of the Royal Arch who wish to attend on 7th April please contact
Treasurer: Greg Lunnon
Tel 01932 231590 email:

E. Comp Dennis Matthews LGCR receives his 50th year membership certificate from
Assistant Metropolitan Grand Superintendent, E. Comp Ian Clark, PGSwdB
on 3rd February 2022.


A Day in the Life of Our Senior Warden
After 50 years as a television cameraman,
our Senior Warden, Peter Locke, retired to write children's books.
Seven have recently been published under the series heading of Mikkee the Martian.
Peter will be giving 10% from all his royalties to the Great Ormond Street hospital.
For more information visit


W. Bro. Glyn Harvey
114th Master Chelsea Lodge No.3098


W.Bro. David Capri our charity steward was delighted to present a cheque for £3,661.06 to Prostate Cancer UK. This donation represents a share of the charity funds, raised by the members of Chelsea Lodge, during the last 12 months which we hope will assist them with their valuable work. With David is Katie, Community Fundraising Assistant, and their Manager Jack, who is in his attire from a sponsored run.


It was great to see so many Chelsea members at Sunday Night at the London Palladium on June 25th, which was produced by our very own DC, W. Bro. Giles Cooper, to celebrate the Tercentenary. The world-famous Palladium was rammed and the show was a rollicking, rip-roaring success!

There were some excellent photographs taken on the night, both of the performers and guests and these are available to view and download by clicking here.


Sunday 12th March 2017


696th Regular Lodge Meeting
Friday 20th January 2017

Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2017


xWM Chas Elliott's Grandson Sidney Wilson presents HRH Prince Charles
with a souvenir programme at the 2016 Royal Variety Performance.
The family would like to thank W.Bro. Giles Cooper
chairman of the RVP Charity for the honour.


Installation 112th Master of Chelsea Lodge 3098
W.Bro. Charles Elliott PJGD
Friday 20th May 2016





Sunday 13th March 2016
W.Bro Kim Joyce


Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2016
More Pictures Here

Copies are available from David


2005 W.Bro.Ray Donn 2006 W.Bro.David Neale 2007 W.Bro.Tom O'Farrell 2008 W.Bro.David Capri
2009 W.Bro.John Logan 2010 W.Bro.Paul Mills 2011 W.Bro.Roger Kitter 2012 W.Bro.Miki Travis
2013 W.Bro.Mick Abarahams 2014 W.Bro.Giles Cooper 2015 W.Bro.Rick Wakeman 2016 W.Bro.Kim Joyce
2017 W.Bro.Chas Elliott      


Chelsea Lodge  690th Regular Meeting
Friday 20th November 2015
Festive Board
Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2015


Every day the Masonic charities support families and individuals facing hardship or a personal crisis to rebuild their lives and recover their independence.
In this short video, Geoff and his daughter Sue tell us how our support helped their family.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation will continue to provide the same support to Freemasons such as Geoff and many others when it launches in April 2016.


Music in Hospitals

Photo - from left to right David, Rick, Amy Roberton (Community and Events Co-ordinator for MIH)
and Paul Kerr who was the entertainer on this occasion.

PM Rick Wakeman and PM David Capri (Charity Steward) presented a cheque donation on the 18th November
on behalf of Chelsea Lodge to the 'Music in Hospitals' Charity at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
This very worthwhile charity provides live music for the patients. On this occasion it was in the children's ward.

Radeltt Centre Cheque Presentation

From left to right Alan Astra (compere), carrying the cheque is Derek Martin ( supporter), PM David Capri (Charity Steward)
Julie Banes (Organiser) and Sophie Aldred ( supporter) along with some of the Children who took part in the show.

Presentation of cheque taken at the Radeltt Centre when several schools for special needs took part in a show.
The donation from Chelsea Lodge enabled the annual show to continue. Julie Banes the organiser thanked the lodge,
and said "It would not have been possible without the help of the members of Chelsea Lodge"

W.Bro.David Capri presenting a cheque for £2000 on behalf of PM Rick Wakeman and members of Chelsea Lodge.
This is part of money raised during Rick's year as Master.


Grumpy Old Rick supports the RMTGB


On Wednesday, 30th July 2015, W Bro Rick Wakeman and W Bro David Capri of Chelsea Lodge No 3098 visited Freemasons' Hall to present a cheque for £9,86br> Wakeman is the Immediate Past Master of Chelsea Lodge, and the cheque represents the proceeds of a number of fundraising events that took place during his year as Worshipful Master.

By kind permission of the
Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys


Masonic Fishing Charity

Each year the Chelsea Lodge make a donation to the
Masonic Fishing Charity
which takes underprivileged and handicapped children fishing for the day.
The Harrow School day in July is the one we sponsor.


Chelsea Lodge No.3098 110th Installation Meeting. Friday 16th May 2014
Dispensation to permit Nookie Bear to wear Masonic Craft Clothing and Jewels at appropriate masonic functions.
View Larger Image Here
Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2014

 Chelsea Lodge 682nd Regular
Friday 21st March 2014

Photography by W.Bro.David Fawcett @ 2014



At the Chelsea Lodge meeting on Friday, 20th September 2013, with over 250 in attendance, The Right Worshipful Metropolitan Grand Master, Russell John Race, was presented with a cheque for £20,000 for the Metropolitan Masonic Charity.

In his presentation to the Metropolitan Grand Master, the Master of Chelsea Lodge, Worshipful Brother Giles Cooper, said that "the donation was comprised of the charity proceeds collected during the years of two of his predecessors, Immediate Past Master, W.Bro. Mick Abrahams and W.Bro. Miki Travis, with a further donation from the Chelsea Lodge Charity Fund". Worshipful Brother Giles further asked that the Metropolitan Grand Master accept the cheque "on behalf of the members of Chelsea Lodge as a donation towards the Metropolitan Masonic Charity".

The Metropolitan Grand Master, in his response, stated how "grateful he and the Metropolitan Masonic Charity were to the members of Chelsea Lodge for their continuing and now very well known level of generosity" and assured the Chelsea Lodge that the money would be put to very good use. This donation brings the total given to charity by the Chelsea Lodge in the past six years to well over £100,000.


In the past five years, London's Chelsea Lodge, the Masonic home for the entertainment industry, has raised over £100,000 for a wide range of charities. The sum was raised by members and guests donthe history of the Lodge.

Recent charities receiving support include the London Masons Cyberknife Appeal, Prostate Cancer, Brain Tumour UK, Mercy Ships and Forces Children's Trust.


Chelsea Lodge also contributes towards funding a bursary at the Sylvia Young School.

Entertainer Miki Travis, Worshipful Master for the 2011/2012 Lodge year said, "Just short of twenty two thousand pounds was raised by the members and visitors in his year, I am amazed at their generosity, this money will make such a difference to so many who need help and support."


Tony Chaperlin, Secretary of the Lodge and the Chelsea Lodge Charity said "Chelsea is a very high profile Lodge with many famous members, we regularly welcome over 200 members and visitors to each of our meetings, which is reflected in the amount we raise coupled with the hard work of many Chelsea members. Chelsea Lodge is committed to the Metropolitan Grand Lodge's raisin d’être to make a positive contribution to the local community, charity and good causes. I am proud to be at the helm of such a wonderful group of Brethren".

Show business legend, Roger de Courcey, chairman of the Chelsea Charity added "The Entertainment industry is known for its generosity especially in performers giving their time to support charities and those less fortunate in society. The Chelsea Lodge was formed over 107 years ago by some of the biggest Musical Stars of the day. One of its main objectives was to provide support and assistance for those in society that need help.
I am delighted that those principles have continued in this Lodge throughout that time and are still being supported by a new generation of entertainers. The founders of the Chelsea Lodge would be proud of those Chelsea brethren working in the industry today..... as indeed I am".

Visit the Chelsea Lodge web site for more information on the Chelsea Lodge and their meetings.



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The Masonic Trout & Salmon Fishing Club
Aim to bring an interactive fishing experience to mentally
and physically disabled people.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Awarded to Chelsea Lodge No.3098
16th November 2007



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That's EntertainmentTHAT'S ENTERTAINMENT
Chelsea Lodge 3098

1905 - 2005


That�s Entertainment, the story of Chelsea Lodge, was published on 20th May 2005, with over 300 pages of photographs and biographies.
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