Welcome to the Michelham Priory Lodge

The Michelham Priory Lodge, or MPL, was founded in Hailsham in 1928 and moved to Herstmonceux in 1961. Our lodge is registered under the United Grand Lodge of England and as we are located in Herstmonceux East Sussex which makes us part of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex. We are a friendly and welcoming lodge with a diverse mix of members from across a wide variety of interests.



We have 6 regular meetings a year on the third Thursday of January, March, April, May, October and November.
We also meet for rehearsals on a Wednesday evening between September and May.



We have an active and enthusiastic social committee who regularly organise social events throughout the year. Although these often involve lunch or dinner, we try to combine eating out with visits to places of interest. The main aim we strive to achieve from our social functions is to have fun, but we also use some events to raise money for our supported charities.
Here’s a list of this year’s social events.

The members partners often meet socially for dinner, which is organised independently of the MPL social events. "Partners that dine" is very popular.


How to become a Mason

If you live or work in Herstmonceux, or in one of the nearby towns and villages, for example; Hailsham, Heathfield, Horam, Pevensey, Polegate and you think that you might like to become a Freemason, then we would like to hear from you. If you're not sure, then you can discover more from our Join us page.


Is Freemasonry for you?

With over 200,000 United Grand Lodge (UGLE) members around the world, it is impossible to stereotype the average Freemason. Our members come from all walks of life and they span a wide social spectrum. However, we are careful about who joins us and we expect our members to hold strong values, particularly; integrity, kindness, honesty, fairness and tolerance.
To find out if Freemasonry is for you, go to the UGLE website.