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2017 Guest Dinner

The Worshipful Master of the Old Hamptonian Lodge No. 5730 requests the pleasure of your company at a guest dinner on Friday 30 June 2017 at 19:00 at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London.

This marks the first guest dinner in many years and promises to be a memorable evening. It’s a chance to spend an evening in the company of old friends and rivals and to share some relentless Hampton School banter with a wider circle. Teachers, Old Boys, members of the lodge, masonic guests and other guests are all welcome.

Drinks will be served from 19:00 followed by a three course dinner with wine to be served at 20:00.

The dress code for the evening is black tie and the cost of the evening is £60.

The Oxford and Cambridge Club is situated at  71 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HD.

Please contact Ben Kenny at if you would like to attend.

An OH Freemason reflects

I have to say that joining the masons was one of the most influential
things in my life. The ethos of the fraternity is good citizenship, charity
and honesty and its hopes in this direction are played out within the
ancient ritual.

W. Bro Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor, a PM of Old Hamptonian Lodge, reflects on how he became a freemason in the current edition of the Old Hamptonian Chronicle. Browse to page 149 of The Lion (PDF).

New members

At the October meeting, W.Bro James Lawson, Worshipful Master of Old Hamptonian, leading his first ever first degree ceremony, initiated four new members. The ceremony, usually performed for one or two candidates, received special dispensation from Provincial Grand Lodge. Here are three of them.

Seventy-fifth Anniversary Meeting

Seventy-six years ago Amelia Earheart disappeared trying to fly around the world, Stalin was purging his rivals, “Spam” was launched and Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was published. And, in the leafy suburbs of West London, a group of eleven men, including governors, masters and old boys of the then Hampton Grammar School met to discuss the formation of a lodge “for those old boys of the school who are desirous in masonry of continuing their association with their friends at school and for other good reasons“.  After a second meeting in October 1937, the name of the lodge was agreed: Old Hamptonian Lodge. Its founding master, the “father of the lodge” was to be W. O. Hiehle and it was consecrated with seventeen founding brethren on 23rd March, 1938.

On 19 October 2013, Old Hamptonian Lodge celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of that consecration at the regular October meeting. W.Bro. Christopher Connop, PSGD, AProvGM was in attendance with his team and helped celebrate the anniversary by taking the Chair and addressing those present.

W.Bro Connop, in his address, contrasted the ambitions of those founding the lodge: a group of men uniting to promote tolerance and brotherly love, with the shadow of fascism that was threatening continental Europe.

Seventy-five years later the lodge still flourishes, providing an opportunity for old boys and others associated with Hampton School to become freemasons.