posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 12:04 PM
Originally posted by ConspiracyNut23
Are there any ceremonies actually perfomed when a Masonic Hall is permanently shut down or newly open? A ritual written for the purpose?
Hmmm. Good question. in England new lodges are consecrated with a specific ritual, but there is no 'closing' or amalgamation ceremony that I am
aware of. But as for the buildings they meet in, I'm fairly sure there is no ritual form to cover it.
I went to a lodge last year which met in a little room above a pub (just like the old days!). The pub was being pulled down and the lodge was having
to move to a new venue. It was just a regular meeting, but at the festive board afterwards there was much reminiscing
There are many buildings in the UK which used to be masonic halls many years ago but are no longer. Any symbols engraved on the building would still
be there although there would be no masonic connection any more. It's possible in this case that the lodge(s) using the building moved on and it was
sold. Who knows?