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Oldest Lodge & oldest minutes

Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on March 22, 2009 at 6:51 PM

The Oldest Masonic Lodge in the World

The oldest Masonic Lodge in the world is the Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1, Edinburgh, Scotland...sometimes known as Mary's Chapel.  In July, 1949, it observed its 350th anniversary of its establishment.  This year Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1 will be 410 years old.

Oldest Masonic Lodge Minutes

Oldest Masonic Lodge Minutes - July 31, 1599:  Lodge of Edinburgh No. 1 has records to prove its long time existence as the Oldest Masonic Lodge.  Most impressively, its first 5 pages of minutes incorporate the Schaw Statutes which are dated December 28, 1598.  Six months later, on July 31, 1599, are to be found the minutes which confirm the lodge's claim as having the oldest existing Masonic minutes. It must be noted, however, that from these minutes there exists no conclusive evidence that the lodge was actually constituted on this date.



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