Porta Episcopi Lodge is a London-based Lodge, traditionally comprised of National Provincial Bank employees. This website provides information on the Lodge, details of how to contact our Officers, and other useful links for those interested in Freemasonry, or Porta Episcopi Lodge in particular.

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The Porta Episcopi Lodge was consecrated on the 29th January, 1938 under the auspices of the United Grand Lodge of England. It was originally comprised of officers of the National Provincial Bank. In 2003 the Lodge became a Founder Lodge of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London, which now serves London Freemasonry.

Porta Episcopi” is Latin for Bishop’s Gate: “Porta” meaning “gate”, and “Episcopi” being the possessive of “Episcopus”; “Bishop”. The name references the location of the National Provincial Bank headquarters within the City of London. Since its Consecration, the Lodge has been referred to in accordance with traditional English pronunciation of Latin, in which the fourth syllable of “Episcopi” rhymes with “pie”, rather than “pea”.

The Lodge meets on a Saturday, four times every year. Our meetings are held in February, May, September and December at Freemasons’ Hall on Great Queen Street. Our installation meetings take place in December.

If you would like more information about Freemasonry or visiting our Lodge then please contact us via our Contact Us page.

A Founder Lodge of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London

Grand Patron of the Masonic Samaritan Fund

Grand Patron of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution

Holder of Platinum Award for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution London Appeal

Grand Patron of the Metropolitan Masonic Charity

Grand Patron Lodge of the M.M.C. London Air Ambulance Award

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