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First Lodge of England

First Lodge of England


he First Lodge of England was founded on the 11th February 1910, now 111 years later we are very proud of its history and the illustrious past members of this Lodge.

Although we meet at Fellowship House in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 at least monthly, our members are from a very wide area. Meetings are varied in that we have well attended evenings with well-known guest speakers, film shows and opera evenings. The Lodge organises a summer lunch, summer outings/walking tours, trips abroad and an annual quiz evening. All details are available from our President or Hon. Secretary.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our meetings which are held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Our website bnaibrithfirstlodgeofengland.com contains more information about our Lodge.

BBUK Lodge People in Conversation

Programme of events

9th December: First Lodge AGM
16th December: Depiction of Jews in Films, Stage, TV and the Media.

13th January: Walking Tour – Jewish Thessaloniki, Greece
27th January: Luciano Pavarotti – 30th Anniversary Concert
16th February: Live-streamed Walking Tour of Willesden Cemetery
24th February: Hamans, Past and Present – Speaker awaiting confirmation
10th March: German Jews as early patrons of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. A lecture presentation by Dr. Vera Grodzinski.
24th March: Live-streamed Walking Tour of Jewish Budapest, Hungary
7th April: Presentation – United Nations Human Rights Watch – Guest Speaker on the current position of the United Nations Human Rights Council tbc.
21st April: Live-streamed Tour – Jewish Los Angeles and Hollywood or Randol Schoenberg on Recovering Nazi Confiscated Art
12th May: Film Evening – Nancy Spielberg’s latest film
26th May: Live-streamed Walking Tour of Jewish Prague
9th June: Opera – Verdi’s Rigoletto
23rd June: Talk tba

The following series in memory of our late Brother Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l
the inauguration of
The First Lodge of England – Annual Rabbi Lord Sacks z”l Memorial Lecture and quarterly talks by a leading theologians, secular philosophers, Jewish or of other faiths or beliefs on aspects of one of Rabbi Sacks’s many books. Transmission of Sacks worldwide lecture series.

All 2021 dates are in the course of being arranged. Full details will become available in due course.


To find out more about this Lodge’s other activities and up-to-date programme contact the First Lodge of England