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“Brotherly Love; Relief & Truth”

- Principles of Freemasonry - 

Belfast Freemasons

Welcome to Craigantlet Lodge of Friendship, a Belfast Freemasons Lodge. If you are interested in becoming a Freemason in Belfast, or you would simply like more information about Freemasonry in Belfast, or if you are already a Freemason looking for a Belfast Masonic Lodge to call home, you have come to the right place.

Our membership is drawn from across the Province of Down, Greater Belfast area and further afield.

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We meet at 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday of every month (except June, July & August) at Galwally House, 2 Drumkeen Complex, Upper Galwally, Belfast, BT8 6FY, 

Galwally House is also the Provincial Grand Lodge of Down Headquarters


Craigantlet Lodge of Friendship Lodge was founded on the 7th June 1920 and is a vibrant, well-established flourishing Belfast Freemasons Lodge, holding meetings every month at Galwally House, Upper Galwally in Belfast.

What do Belfast Freemasons do?

The Lodge is full of a mix of ceremony, social activities, charity fund-raising, supporting the community and much more….

How do I become a Freemason?

Membership is open to any man over the age of 21, irrespective of their race or religion.

The first step is to either ask a friend, neighbour, colleague or acquaintance who is a Freemason.

Alternatively Contact us or Join here.

We will first meet with you, have a chat over coffee and discuss your expectations.

Once you have been proposed and accepted you will undertake a series of three ceremonies known as ‘degrees’, after which you are officially a Master Mason. These Freemason’s ceremonies explain a moral and charitable approach to life.

“You do not need to be asked to join ”

What is Craigantlet?

Craigantlet is a townland in County Down located within the hills between Belfast, Bangor, Holywood, Newtownards and Dundonald.

Many of our founder members were farmers and from the locality of Craigantlet.

Initially our Lodge met at Crawfordsburn Masonic Hall, until 1967 when the Lodge moved to the Masonic Hall in Holywood.


Today we are privileged to have our meetings at Galwally House in Belfast.   

Map of Craigantlet, County Down
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