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 N.Sothylinham

Senior Warden

 

Bro Mulenga

Junior Warden

 

Bro.Nyirenda

Secretary

 

Wor Bro A.M.Vashee

Contact details

 

all communication through the secretary
P.O.Box 70165, Ndola.

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Craft Lodges

Roan Antelope Lodge No 5278 EC
Lodge Name Roan Antelope Lodge No 5278 EC *
Location Luanshya / Lusaka
Meeting place  
Date of Consecration Saturday July 27th 1931
Regular meeting day In 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

Freemasons Zambia

Lodge Name Mufulira Lodge No 5326 EC
Location Mufulira
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration Saturday January 2nd 1932
Regular meeting day Third Tuesday
Installation Fourth Saturday August
   
Worshipful Master

B. Thorley PDSGW

Senior Warden

A. Pieri PDSGD

Junior Warden

Thetford PDSGD

Secretary

E. J. Samaras PAG D of C

Contact details

All communication through the secretary
P. O. Box 10878, Chingola

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Victoria Falls Lodge No 5327 EC
Lodge Name Victoria Falls Lodge No 5327 EC
Location Livingstone
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration Saturday December 29th 1931
Regular meeting day First Thursday
Installation Second Saturday September
   
Worshipful Master Chris Hopes
Senior Warden Sanjay Bhukan
Junior Warden Jasu Nayee
Secretary Wor Bro C.Hopes
Contact details All communication through the secretary
P. O. Box 61160, Livingstone

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Jubilee Lodge No 5582 EC

Lodge Name Jubilee Lodge No 5582 EC
Location Kitwe
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration November 23rd, 1935
Regular meeting day Fourth Monday
Installation Fourth Saturday May
   
Worshipful Master Wor.Bro. Chimba
Senior Warden Wor.Bro. K.Jedrzejczyk
Junior Warden Wor.Bro.S.Sachar
Secretary Wor. Bro.S.Dyson D.G.D.C.
Contact details All communication through the secretary
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
Location Ndola
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration Saturday June 2nd 1951
Regular meeting day First Thursday
Installation First Saturday June
   
Worshipful Master Wor Bro Ramanlal L Patel
Senior Warden Bro Sankwana
Junior Warden Bro Joseph Mulenga
Secretary Wor Bro A. M. Vashee
Contact details All communication through the secretary
P. O. Box 70165, Ndola

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Eagle Lodge No 7232 EC
Lodge Name Eagle Lodge No 7232 EC
Location Lusaka
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration Saturday December 6th, 1952
Regular meeting day Third Thursday
Installation Third Saturday January
   
Worshipful Master Wor Bro S. Chaturvedi
Senior Warden Wor Bro C. Gander
Junior Warden Wor Bro K. Taylor
Secretary Wor.Bro. J. Chisulo
Contact details All communication through the secretary
P. O. Box 3222, Lusaka

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The Coronation Lodge No 7329 EC

Lodge Name The Coronation Lodge No 7329 EC
Location Chingola
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration February 20th 1954
Regular meeting day Fourth Friday
Installation Fourth Saturday February
Contact details All communication through the secretary
P. O .Box 10878, Chingola
Worshipful Master Wor. Bro. B. Thorley PDSGW
Worshipful Senior Warden Wor. Bro. A. Pieri PDSGD
Worshipful Junior Warden Wor. Bro. G. Thetford PDSGD
A/Secretary Wor. Bro. E. J. Samaras PAGDofC

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Falcon Lodge No 7510 EC
Lodge Name Falcon Lodge No 7510 EC
Location Lusaka
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration Saturday March 22nd, 1957
Regular meeting day First Monday
Installation Third Saturday March
   
Worshipful Master

Wor Bro M. Zhou

Senior Warden

Bro P.Simukonda

Junior Warden

Bro J.Kapadia

Secretary

Wor.Bro.K.P.Ranchod

Contact details

All communication through the secretary
P. O. Box FW 235, Lusaka

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Konkola Lodge No 7549 EC

Freemasons Zambia

Lodge Name Konkola Lodge No 7549 EC
Location Kitwe
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration September 21st, 1957
Regular meeting day First Monday
Installation First Saturday September
   
Worshipful Master

Wor. Bro. N. Sachar

Senior Warden

Bro. M. P. Patel

Junior Warden

Bro. P. Chileshe

Secretary

Rt. Wor. Bro. J. M. Patel, DGM

Contact details

All communication through the secretary
P. O. Box 22270, Kitwe

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Mwana Lodge No 8706 EC

Lodge Name

Mwana Lodge No 8706 EC

Location

Ndola / Lusaka

Meeting place

Freemason’s Hall

Date of Consecration

Saturday May 29th 1976

Regular meeting day

in 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
Location Selebwe Pikwe
Meeting place Masonic Hall
Date of Consecration 1976
Regular meeting day Third Monday
Installation Fourth Saturday June
   
Worshipful Master Wor Bro J.Patel
Senior Warden Wor Bro J.Whetton
Junior Warden Wor Bro V.Marya
Secretary Wor Bro A.Frantzeskou
Contact details all communication through the secretary
P.O.Box 2105, Selebwe Pikwe, Botswana
CLIM No 9136 EC
Lodge Name Copperbelt Lodge of Installed Masters No 9136
Location Ndola and Kitwe
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration Monday July 22nd, 1985
Regular meeting day

Fifth Monday

of the first and third month with five Mondays

Installation alternative second meeting
   
Worshipful Master

Wor. Bro. Kapwele

Senior Warden

Wor. Bro. Mulenga

Junior Warden

Wor. Bro. Nyirenda

Secretary

Wor. Bro. D. Patel

Contact details

All communication through the secretary
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
Location Kitwe
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration Monday September 15th, 1986
Regular Convocation day

First  Tuesday
March, June, September, December

Installation September
   
First Principal

Ex. Comp. D. Patel

Second Principal

Ex. Comp. S. K. Sachar

Third Principal

Ex. Comp. G. Ziboni

Scribe E

Ex Comp. S. J. H. C. Dyson

Contact details

All 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
Location Ndola
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration Saturday June 16th, 1968
Regular Convocation day

Second Thursday
February, May August November

Installation November
   
First Principal Ex. Comp. Nyirenda
Second Principal Ex. Comp. Godsall
Third Principal Ex. Comp. Mulenga
Scribe E  
Contact details All communication through Sribe E
P. O. Box 72361, Ndola

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Brolund Royal Arch Chapter No 7510
Chapter Name Brolund Royal Arch Chapter No 7510
Location Lusaka
Meeting place Freemason’s Hall
Date of Consecration  
Regular Convocation day

Fourth Thursday
February, May August November

Installation May
   
First Principal

Ex. Comp. Patel

Second Principal

Ex. Comp. Kuntawala

Third Principal

Ex. Comp. Zebron

Scribe E

Ex. Comp. G. N. Pai PAGDC

Contact details

All communication through Scribe E
P. O. Box RW 50201, Lusaka

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