Phoenix Lodge of St Ann № 1235
|Meeting at||Buxton Masonic Hall|
|Meeting dates||1st Thursdays in January, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December,
Saturday following 1st Thursday in February.
|Regular meeting times||6.30 pm|
|Installation meeting time|
|Warrant Dated||15th September 1868|
Although the Lodge was formed in 1868, its origins go back another 150 years where its predecessors held Lodges in Buxton, Longnor and Lichfield; namely the Lodge of Unity and the Derbyshire Lodge.
The name of the Lodge being commemorative of its rising from the ashes of the old Lodge, coupled with that of Saint Ann, being the Patron Saint of Buxton.
Since its formation in 1868, the Lodge has held its meetings in Buxton at the Crescent Hotel, Collinson’s Café and the Town Hall. The Lodge now meets at its own premises:
The Old Court House,
The following publications document the history of the Lodge and its predecessors entitled:
- History of Freemasonry in Buxton and Longnor (1906)
- One Hundred Years On (1969)
The Lodge has now achieved the status of being a Universities Scheme Lodge and thereby encouraging younger men, and other members of the University of Derby Buxton Campus, to join in the enjoyment of Freemasonry.