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About Mowbray Lodge

 

We are a diverse Lodge with members from all walks of life and all ages. The breadth of youth, experience and cultures makes for a vibrant, fulfilling, and happy experience. We have a strong core of Senior Past Masters and senior members who proactively support our newer members who are keen to learn. We pride ourselves on our ritual, delivered with skill, to make for an interesting and fulfilling evening.

We have been members of the Universities Scheme since 2008, opening Freemasonry to Sunderland University, and we have had interest from students, staff, and alumni since then. Former students and staff have now become senior members within the Lodge, and we look forward to supporting them and watching them grow. Our membership does not however, only come from the Universities Scheme and we welcome all enquiries.

You will find us committed to ensuring that the membership can develop as Masons, in whatever way they choose, facilitated by strong friendships, pride in our reputation and our commitment to Freemasonry.

 

WBro Octavian Lazin, Worshipful Master of Mowbray Lodge
Rak Bhalla
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WBro Octavian Lazin, Worshipful Master of Mowbray Lodge


Octavian is currently living in Sunderland with his wife Hanneke and 3 month old son Roman. Together with his wife they run a few ventures of which one is a coffee roastery and commercial coffee machine business. They supply cafes in and around the UK. His hobbies and interests revolve around business and family, he is always keen on learning something new and enjoys travelling. He is actively involved in his Church and local community.

"When I became a student at the University of Sunderland, I had seen the Masonic Hall and became interested in finding out more about Freemasonry. I then discovered that students under the age of 21 can join Freemasonry as part of the United Grand Lodge of England's Universities Scheme, which my Lodge participates in. I found that the symbolism of Freemasonry is impressive and I was keen on finding out the meaning behind this. I also have an interest and an appreciation of great architecture which, whilst Freemasons are not literal builders, is apparent in the organisation's buildings.

"I was born in Romania and moved to the UK when I was young. My parents encouraged me to integrate and there are few organisations that have a more welcoming nature than Freemasonry. I have met people from all different backgrounds and we meet as equals. I believe the most important parts of Freemasonry are the charity work that we do and the opportunity for self-discovery and development. A Freemason has a love for life, charity, his community and his fellow brothers. He has a good and positive temperament. He is kind by his nature. If you want to be one, ask - approach a member, go to Masonic events, ask questions and join!"

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Welcome to Mowbray Lodge. We are a diverse Lodge with members from all walks of life and ages. The breadth of youth, experience and cultures makes for a vibrant, fulfilling, and happy experience. If you are interested in joining us we will pleased to hear from you.

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Universites Scheme

 

We have been members of the Universities Scheme since 2008, opening up Freemasonry to Sunderland University, and we have had interest from students, staff and alumni since then. Former students and staff have now become senior members within the Lodge, and we look forward to supporting them and watching them grow. Find out more >>>>>      

 

Royal Arch

    

The Craft gives its members practical rules by which they can live their lives whilst the Royal Arch leads the candidate from the practical to the spiritual hence The Royal Arch is the culmination of "Pure Ancient Masonry". A fascinating journey of self- knowledge and self - discovery beginning with the Entered Apprentice degree and culminating in the First Principal's chair of the Chapter. To find out more about this colourful degree ask your Royal Arch Rep or click here >>>>>

 

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