St Wilfrid Lodge is one of 200 Masonic Lodges in the Province of Yorkshire West Riding, within the United Grand Lodge of England. We meet at Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Headingley, Leeds. This superb Masonic centre comprises Masonic Temples, rehearsal and committee rooms, a large dining hall and a comfortable bar.
The history of Castle Grove Masonic Hall begins in 1829 as a Victorian Manor House. It was in private hands until 1934. The property was purchased by four Leeds Masonic Lodges for the sum of £2,500 on 11th October 1934. It has been a Masonic Hall since then to date.
The style of this Grade II listed historic house is striking, with its sweeping staircase, intricate panelled woodwork and beautiful ceiling creating an ambience that is unique to Leeds. The various rooms have some stunning architectural items – the carved features of the Oak Room fireplace, the screen in the Members Bar, the ceilings in many rooms and particularly that in the Salon and the magnificent dome with its leaded lights. Below are a series of recently taken photographs :
The Hall’s rooms and ballroom are also available for booking by private parties, such as wedding receptions and business functions. The main room, the ballroom, can accommodate up to 200 guests whilst the Boardroom, Oak Room or Boardroom are suitable for smaller gatherings. There is ample free car parking.
The catering and bar are run by an outside company franchised to provide these services.
• Telephone 0113 275 2526
Castle Grove is currently home to 18 Masonic Lodges of various types.
Castle Grove Masonic Hall is run by a board of directors with one member coming from each Lodge and each Lodge holding a number of shares.
The offices of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire West Riding are in the old stable Block.