A Brief Look at English Freemasonry in Zambia

English Freemasonry arrived in Zambia when Cecil Rhodes had a passionate dream to bind the Continent of Africa in a Web of Steel by building a railroad from the Cape to Cairo. It rolled across the Zambezi River at the mighty Victoria Falls, along with the Engineers, the Mechanics, the Farmers, the Scientists, the Lawyers, the Mathematicians, the Artists, the Doctors, the Miners, the Priests, the Traders, the Prospectors, the Soldiers, the Teachers, the Builders, the Brave and the Adventurous. Then, coal, copper and zinc deposits were ‘discovered’, though these had been mined by indigenous men for over 2000 years. These valuable resources were spread mainly over a band running through the Central part of Zambia and out towards the north-west. Hence, English Freemasonry flourished in this area, along the line-of-rail, between Livingstone and Chingola.

The first English Lodge in Zambia, Lodge Luangwa No 4820, was consecrated on Saturday, April 3, 1926, in Kabwe, then known as Broken Hill. It was sponsored by Bulawayo Lodge No 2566, situated in Bulawayo. The Members of Lodge Luangwa met in the Government School building. They laid the Foundation Stone of their own premises on July 26, 1927, and finally completed it and started meeting there on December 9 of the same year.

Since then English Freemasonry grew steadily until there were 14 Lodges in the English Masonic District of Zambia. Sadly, many Mines and Industries closed down, making way for modern, more scientific methods of production. This, however, caused some towns’ economies to shrink, and population dynamics were altered. Four Lodges closed down. Today there are 10 Lodges, based in Livingstone, Lusaka, Ndola, Mufulira, Kitwe and Chingola, and Selebi-Phikwe (Botswana), with over 190 Members. Still, the English District is the largest in Zambia, both in numbers of Lodges and in numbers of Members.

The District Grand Lodge of Zambia (English Constitution) was consecrated on January 28, 1967, and now governs 9 Lodges in Zambia, and 1 in Botswana. The distance between the 2 furthest Lodges is approximately 2,000 Km, and there are numerous hills, valleys, rivers, forests, a desert and one ferry crossing in between.

The District also has 3 Royal Arch Chapter, and hosts 1 Mark Master Masons’ Lodge.

On December 8, 1966, Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, the Founding President of Zambia, sent the District Grand Secretary of the English Constitution, Bro. A.E. Garner, a letter commending Freemasons for their good works and noble principles, giving them his blessings, a letter which is cherished and proudly displayed in our Lodges.

We mix and mingle with Scottish and Irish Freemasons freely, in the true Masonic spirit of Peace, Love and Harmony. We participate in each others’ Installations and regular meetings, we join each others’ Lodges and Constitutions, and fund-raise together for needy and worthy causes.
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Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons

Of England and Wales and

Its Districts and Lodges Overseas

 

Victoria Falls Mark Lodge No 912
Kafue Mark Lodge No 1212
The Itawa Mark Lodge No 1442
Lodge Name  The Itawa Mark Lodge No 1442 EC
Location Ndola
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration 1975/76
Regular meeting day 

Third Monday,

January, April, July, October

Installation April
   
Worshipful Master Wor Bro M Nyirenda
Senior Warden Bro C Sankwana
Junior Warden Wor Bro N Sothylingham
Secretary Wor Bro A M Vashee
Contact details 

all communication through the secretary
agrotis.zambia@gmail.com

P O Box 70165, Ndola

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District Grand Lodge EC
Craft Lodges

Roan Antelope Lodge No 5278 EC
Lodge Name Roan Antelope Lodge No 5278 EC *
LocationLuanshya / Lusaka
Meeting place
Date of ConsecrationSaturday July 27th 1931
Regular meeting dayIn recess
Installation
Worshipful Master
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Secretary
Contact details

Contact District Grand Secretary

P O Box 71112, Ndola

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Mufulira Lodge No 5326 EC

 

Lodge Name Mufulira Lodge No 5326 EC
LocationMufulira
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationSaturday January 2nd 1932
Regular meeting dayThird Tuesday
InstallationFourth Saturday August
  
Worshipful MasterB Thorley PDSGW
Senior WardenA Pieri PDSGD
Junior WardenThetford PDSGD
SecretaryE J Samaras PAG D of C
Contact details

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P O Box 10878, Chingola

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Victoria Falls Lodge No 5327 EC
Lodge Name Victoria Falls Lodge No 5327 EC
LocationLivingstone
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationSaturday April 4th 1931
Regular meeting dayFirst Thursday
InstallationSecond Saturday September
Worshipful MasterWor Bro N Du Preez
Senior WardenBro J K Nayee
Junior WardenBro R Le Roux Bosman
SecretaryWor Bro M Patel
Contact details

All communication through the secretary
manharpilot@hotmail.com

P O Box 61160, Livingstone

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Jubilee Lodge No 5582 EC

 

Lodge Name Jubilee Lodge No 5582 EC
LocationKitwe
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationNovember 23rd, 1935
Regular meeting dayFourth Monday
InstallationFourth Saturday May
Worshipful MasterWor Bro Chimba
Senior WardenWor Bro K Jedrzejczyk
Junior WardenWor Bro S Sachar
SecretaryWor Bro S Dyson D G D C
Contact details

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P. O .Box 22151, Kitwe

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The Itawa Lodge No 7072 EC

Itawa-Lodge

Lodge Name The Itawa Lodge No 7072 EC
LocationNdola
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationSaturday June 2nd 1951
Regular meeting dayFirst Thursday
InstallationFirst Saturday June
  
Worshipful MasterWor Bro J Mulenga
Senior WardenBro N Penny
Junior WardenWor Bro N Kapwele
SecretaryWor Bro A. M. Vashee
Contact details

All communication through the secretary
agrotis.zambia@gmail.com

P O Box 70165, Ndola

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Eagle Lodge No 7232 EC
Lodge Name Eagle Lodge No 7232 EC
LocationLusaka
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationSaturday December 6th, 1952
Regular meeting dayThird Thursday
InstallationThird Saturday January
  
Worshipful MasterWor Bro R. Sharma
Senior WardenBro P. McDonald
Junior WardenBro G. S. Cornhill
SecretaryBro M. Hedstrom
Contact details

All communication through the secretary

P O Box 3222, Lusaka
Shiggip@gmail.com

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The Coronation Lodge No 7329 EC

Lodge NameThe Coronation Lodge No 7329 EC
LocationChingola
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationFebruary 20th 1954
Regular meeting dayFourth Friday
InstallationFourth Saturday February
Contact details

All communication through the secretary
barry@lusanga.com

P O Box 10878, Chingola

Worshipful MasterRt Wor Bro J M Patel
Worshipful Senior WardenWor Bro B Thorley
Worshipful Junior WardenWor Bro M K Trivedi
A/SecretaryWor Bro B Thorley

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Falcon Lodge No 7510 EC
Lodge Name Falcon Lodge No 7510 EC
LocationLusaka
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationSaturday March 22nd, 1957
Regular meeting dayFirst Monday
InstallationThird Saturday March
  
Worshipful Master

Wor Bro M. Patel

Senior Warden

Bro S. Cole

Junior Warden

Bro S. B. Nayee

Secretary

Wor Bro T. A. Patel

Contact details

All communication through the secretary

P O Box FW 235, Lusaka

shreejeenayee1@gmail.com

 

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Konkola Lodge No 7549 EC

Freemasons Zambia

Lodge Name Konkola Lodge No 7549 EC
LocationKitwe
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationSeptember 21st, 1957
Regular meeting dayFirst Monday
InstallationFirst Saturday September
  
Worshipful MasterWor Bro P Chileshe
Senior WardenBro A Mahavir
Junior WardenWor Bro M P Patel
SecretaryWor Bro N Sachar
Contact details

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7549.secretary@gmail.com

P O Box 22270, Kitwe

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Mwana Lodge No 8706 EC
Lodge Name Mwana Lodge No 8706 EC
LocationNdola / Lusaka
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationSaturday May 29th 1976
Regular meeting dayin recess
Installation 
  
Worshipful Master 
Senior Warden 
Junior Warden 
Secretary 
Contact details

contact District Grand Secretary

P O Box 71112, Ndola

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Pikwe Lodge No 8715 EC
Lodge Name Pikwe Lodge No 8715 EC
LocationSelebwe Pikwe
Meeting placeMasonic Hall
Date of Consecration1976
Regular meeting dayIn Recess
Installation
  
Worshipful Master
Senior Warden 
Junior Warden
Secretary 
Contact details

all communication through the secretary

 

CLIM No 9136 EC
Lodge Name Copperbelt Lodge of Installed Masters No 9136
LocationNdola and Kitwe
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationMonday July 22nd, 1985
Regular meeting day

Fifth Monday

of the first and third month with five Mondays

Installationalternative second meeting
  
Worshipful MasterWor Bro Kapwele
Senior WardenWor Bro Mulenga
Junior WardenWor  Bro Nyirenda
SecretaryWor Bro D Patel
Contact details

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P O Box 22552, Kitwe

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Royal Arch Chapters

Jubilee Royal Arch Chapter No 5582
Chapter Name Jubilee Royal Arch Chapter No 5582
LocationKitwe
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationMonday September 15th, 1986
Regular Convocation dayFirst  Tuesday
March, June, September, December
InstallationSeptember
  
First PrincipalEx Comp D Patel
Second PrincipalEx Comp S K Sachar
Third PrincipalEx Comp G Ziboni
Scribe EEx Comp S J H C Dyson
Contact detailsAll communication through Scribe E
P O Box 22151, Kitwe
The Itawa Royal Arch Chapter No 7072
Chapter Name The Itawa Royal Arch Chapter No 7072
LocationNdola
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of ConsecrationSaturday June 16th, 1968
Regular Convocation daySecond Thursday
February, May August November
InstallationNovember
  
First PrincipalEx. Comp. R L Patel
Second PrincipalEx. Comp. C Sankwana
Third PrincipalEx. Comp. D Kaunda
Scribe E Ex. Comp. M Nyirenda
Contact detailsAll communication through Sribe E
big.law1@yahoo.com
P. O. Box 72361, Ndola

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Brolund Royal Arch Chapter No 7510

 

Chapter Name Brolund Royal Arch Chapter No 7510
LocationLusaka
Meeting placeFreemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration 
Regular Convocation dayFourth Thursday
February, May August November
InstallationMay
  
First PrincipalEx. Comp. S B Kuntawala
Second PrincipalEx. Comp. N J Du Preez
Third PrincipalEx. Comp. M I Zhou
Scribe EEx. Comp. G. N. Pai PAGDC
Contact detailsAll communication through Scribe E
gnpai19@gmail.com
P. O. Box RW 50201, Lusaka

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