Welcome to the South East Area Website
Thank you for visiting the South East Area of Hampshire Freemasonry and I am very pleased to welcome you to our new website.
What is Freemasonry
Freemasonry is a world-wide, non-religious, fraternal and charitable organisation that has been around for nearly 300 years.
It consists of a body of men brought together for the sake of mutual, intellectual, social and moral improvement.
We recognise no distinction of religion and emphasise the duties of citizenship.
The South East Area consists of fifty lodges and nearly 2000 Masons located at Masonic centres in Horndean, Purbrook, Cosham, Havant and Old Portsmouth.
Portsmouth being an old Naval port, we have some of the oldest lodges in the area, with one of them dating back to 1786.
Thank you for visiting.
Assistant Provincial Grand Master
South East Area