In 1905 a group of artistes and musicians founded a Lodge
which was destined to be one of the best known in the world of
Freemasonry Chelsea Lodge No.3098
It was consecrated on 19 May 1905 and its members have
represented most branches of show business including music hall,
variety, circus, pantomime, comedy, magic, ventriloquism, silent
films and talkies, cinema, radio and television, not to mention
musicians who were members of British dance bands and orchestras. To
date over one thousand Freemasons have been members, and meetings
take place at Grand Lodge, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street,
London five times a year.
Founder of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London. Diamond Award
holder RMBI/MetGL appeal. Holders of the Metropolitan Grand
Lodge Silver Trowel Award for the London Appeal in support of
Royal Masonic Trust For Girls And Boys
Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
The New Masonic Samaritan Fund
The Grand Charity
W.Bro Chas Elliott
112th Master Chelsea Lodge No.3098
Lodge 697th Regular Meeting
Friday 17th March 2017 2017
Regular Meetings are held on the Third Friday in
January, March, May (Installation), September and
The Chelsea Royal Arch Chapter which is
Chelsea Lodge meets at Freemasons' Hall,
Great Queen Street, London WC2 on the first Thursday
in February and April and the the fourth Thursday in
We welcome visitors from other Chapters. The next
Regular Convocation takes place on Thursday 2nd
SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2017 at 7pm (doors open
6pm) at the London Palladium, Argyll
Street, London W1F 7TE, our very own W.
Bro. Giles Cooper, by arrangement with
Metropolitan Grand Lodge, presents
‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’ -
a night of variety to celebrate 300
years since the formation of the United
Grand Lodge of England, in aid of the
Royal Variety Charity.
Hosted by BRADLEY WALSH, this night of
variety will feature a galaxy of stars
from the worlds of music, comedy,
theatre and dance. Artists confirmed
include MARY WILSON from THE SUPREMES
(the USA’s biggest selling vocal group
of all time), Motown legends MARTHA
REEVES & THE VANDELLAS, ground-breaking
electric string quartet ESCALA, a
Britain’s Got Talent tribute featuring
COLLABRO (Winners of BGT 2014), LANCE
CORPORAL RICHARD JONES (Winner of BGT
2016), GEORGE SAMPSON, (Winner of BGT
2008) and BGT Finalists STAVROS FLATLEY
and RICHARD & ADAM.
There will also be exclusive
performances by keyboard virtuoso, rock
music legend and Chelsea Lodge member
RICK WAKEMAN, 80’s pop icon NICK HEYWARD
and West End musical star SOPHIE EVANS,
plus comedy from JOE PASQUALE and a
special appearance by Chelsea Lodge
member, ventriloquist ROGER DE COURCEY.
Classical music is represented by the
number one album-selling mezzo-soprano
LAURA WRIGHT, as well as a performance
by Slovakia’s renowned violin duelling
virtuosos, VLADMIR & ANTON. Traditional
variety comes in the shape of
critically-acclaimed speciality act
SLIGHTLY FAT FEATURES and there will be
an exclusive performance by the
world-famous SYLVIA YOUNG DANCERS.
All proceeds will go to the Royal
Variety Charity (Charity Reg No 206451)
and the Metropolitan Grand Charity's
Tricentenary Appeal. The promoter
reserves the right to change the
Chas Elliott’s Grandson Sidney Wilson
presents HRH Prince Charles with a
souvenir programme at the 2016 Royal Variety
Performance. The family would like to
thank W.Bro. Giles Cooper
chairman of the RVP Charity for the honour.
Installation 112th Master of
Chelsea Lodge 3098 W.Bro. Charles Elliott PJGD Friday 20th May 2016
Every day the Masonic charities support families and
individuals facing hardship or a personal crisis to
rebuild their lives and recover their independence.
In this short video, Geoff and his daughter Sue tell us
how our support helped their family.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation will continue to
provide the same support to Freemasons such as Geoff and
many others when it launches in April 2016.
Music in Hospitals
Photo - from left to right David, Rick, Amy
Roberton (Community and Events Co-ordinator for
MIH) and Paul Kerr who was the entertainer
on this occasion.
Rick Wakeman and PM David Capri (Charity
Steward) presented a cheque donation on the 18th
November on behalf of Chelsea Lodge to the
‘Music in Hospitals’ Charity at the Chelsea and
This very worthwhile charity provides live music
for the patients. On this occasion it was in the
Radeltt Centre Cheque Presentation
From left to right Alan Astra (compere),
carrying the cheque is Derek Martin (
supporter), PM David Capri (Charity Steward)
Julie Banes (Organiser) and Sophie Aldred (
supporter) along with some of the Children who
took part in the show.
Presentation of cheque taken at the Radeltt
Centre when several schools for special needs
took part in a show.
The donation from Chelsea Lodge enabled the
annual show to continue. Julie Banes the
organiser thanked the lodge,
and said "It would not have been possible
without the help of the members of Chelsea
W.Bro.David Capri presenting a cheque for £2000
on behalf of PM Rick Wakeman and members of
This is part of money raised during Rick’s year
Rick supports the RMTGB
Wednesday, 30th July 2015, W Bro Rick Wakeman and W Bro
David Capri of Chelsea Lodge No 3098 visited Freemasons’
Hall to present a cheque for £9,865 to Les Hutchinson,
Chief Executive of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and
Capri, who is Charity Steward for Chelsea Lodge, said:
"It was a pleasure for Rick and I to meet with Les and
to hear about the aims of the Royal Masonic Trust for
Girls and Boys and the plans for the future."
Wakeman is the Immediate Past Master of Chelsea Lodge,
and the cheque represents the proceeds of a number of
fundraising events that took place during his year as
Each year the Chelsea Lodge make a donation to the
Masonic Fishing Charity which takes
underprivileged and handicapped children fishing for the
day. The Harrow School day in July is the one we
Chelsea Lodge No.3098
110th Installation Meeting. Friday 16th May 2014
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the Chelsea Lodge meeting on Friday, 20th September 2013, with over 250
in attendance, The Right Worshipful Metropolitan Grand Master, Russell
John Race, was presented with a cheque for £20,000 for the Metropolitan
In his presentation to the Metropolitan Grand Master, the Master of
Chelsea Lodge, Worshipful Brother Giles Cooper, said that “the donation
was comprised of the charity proceeds collected during the years of two
of his predecessors, Immediate Past Master, W.Bro. Mick Abrahams and
W.Bro. Miki Travis, with a further donation from the Chelsea Lodge
Charity Fund”. Worshipful Brother Giles further asked that the
Metropolitan Grand Master accept the cheque “on behalf of the members of
Chelsea Lodge as a donation towards the Metropolitan Masonic Charity”.
The Metropolitan Grand Master, in his response, stated how “grateful he
and the Metropolitan Masonic Charity were to the members of Chelsea
Lodge for their continuing and now very well known level of generosity”
and assured the Chelsea Lodge that the money would be put to very good
use. This donation brings the total given to charity by the Chelsea
Lodge in the past six years to well over £100,000.
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SHOW BIZ LODGE RAISE £100,000 FOR CHARITY
the past five years, London’s Chelsea Lodge, the Masonic
home for the entertainment industry, has raised over
£100,000 for a wide range of charities. The sum was
raised by members and guests donations at Lodge
meetings, Ladies Festival fund raising initiatives and
the proceeds from a Chelsea Road Show, which travels
around the Home Counties giving Lodge talks on the
history of the Lodge.
Recent charities receiving support include the London
Masons Cyberknife Appeal, Prostate Cancer, Brain Tumour
UK, Mercy Ships and Forces Children’s Trust.
Lodge also contributes towards funding a bursary at the
Sylvia Young School.
Entertainer Miki Travis, Worshipful Master for the
2011/2012 Lodge year said, ‘’Just short of twenty two
thousand pounds was raised by the members and visitors
in his year, I am amazed at their generosity, this money
will make such a difference to so many who need help and
Tony Chaperlin, Secretary of the Lodge and the Chelsea
Lodge Charity said “Chelsea is a very high profile Lodge
with many famous members, we regularly welcome over 200
members and visitors to each of our meetings, which is
reflected in the amount we raise coupled with the hard
work of many Chelsea members. Chelsea Lodge is committed
to the Metropolitan Grand Lodge’s raisin d’être to make
a positive contribution to the local community, charity
and good causes. I am proud to be at the helm of such a
wonderful group of Brethren”.
business legend, Roger de Courcey, chairman of the
Chelsea Charity added “The Entertainment industry is
known for its generosity especially in performers giving
their time to support charities and those less fortunate
in society. The Chelsea Lodge was formed over 107 years
ago by some of the biggest Musical Stars of the day. One
of its main objectives was to provide support and
assistance for those in society that need help. I am
delighted that those principles have continued in this
Lodge throughout that time and are still being supported
by a new generation of entertainers. The founders of the
Chelsea Lodge would be proud of those Chelsea brethren
working in the industry today..... as indeed I am”.
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