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 refers to the headquarters of the National Provincial Bank within the City of London. Since its Consecration, the name of the Lodge has been pronounced in accordance with traditional English pronunciation of Latin; thus, “Episcopi” rhymes with “pie”, rather than “pea”.

The Lodge meets on Saturdays, four times per annum. Our meetings are held in February, May, September, and December at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street. Our Installation meetings take place in December.

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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 R.M.B.I. London Appeal

Grand Patron of the Metropolitan Masonic Charity

Grand Patron of the M.M.C. London Air Ambulance Appeal

Vice Patron of the M.M.C. London Fire Brigade Appeal