St George's Lodge No. 3135
Meeting at the Masonic Rooms,
6 Charlambos Michael Street,
2014 Acropolis, Nicosia
On 2nd Wednesday of Every month from October to May Inclusive. Installation is April
W.Bro. Theocharis Theocharous
On March 17th 2006, St. George’s Lodge celebrated its Centenary Anniversary with a special Meeting held at the Hilton Park Hotel followed by a Gala Dinner Dance at the same Hotel. During its Centenary Year the Lodge raised over £5,500 for two very worthwhile local charities.
The earlier St. George’s Lodge, No. 2402 E.C., which had been established in Larnaca in 1891, was subsequently erased in 1904 because of falling membership. In 1905 a number of Brethren of the original St. George’s Lodge conceived the idea of forming a new Lodge to meet in Nicosia, the capital city of the Island, where they hoped more support would be forthcoming. With memories of their old Lodge still fresh in their minds the Founders of the new Lodge decided to name it St. George’s and to claim the regalia and furnishings of the original Lodge, these items having been passed to St. Paul’s Lodge in Limassol. St. George’s Lodge No. 3135 was consecrated in Nicosia on March 13th 1906.
One of the most influential members of St. George’s Lodge was V.W.Bro. Rev.Canon. F. D. Newham, OBE, the first Grand Inspector to be appointed in Cyprus in 1939. He was followed by a succession of prominent Masons who kept the Lodge at the forefront of Masonic development in Cyprus.
It is of note that following the establishment of the District Grand Lodge in 1980, St. George’s Lodge has produced three (3) District Grand Masters, namely the late R. W. Brothers George Meikle,OBE and Freddie Eleftheriades and R. W. brother Andreas Lanitis who still takes an active part in the Lodge.
Nowadays St. George’s Lodge is flourishing in numbers of Members. It currently has fifty-six (56) Full Paying Members with the oldest one being Initiated on May 14th 1975. A number of White Events are also held on a yearly basis, namely The Worshipful Master’s Christmas Dinner and the Families’ Fun Day Out.
Meetings are regularly held every second Wednesday of each month, October to May. Two Lodges Of Instruction (LOIs) are also held, every first and third Monday of each month.
The Lodge’s Members that currently hold District positions are:
- W.Bro. Leandros Zachariades as Assistant District Grand Master
- W.Bro. Panicos C. Nicolaides as District Junior Grand Warden.
- W.Bro. Nicos Paschali as District Grand Mentor
- W.Bro. Petros Droussiotis as District Grand Standard Bearer
- W.Bro. Michal Petrides as Past District Grand Standard Bearer
St. George’s Lodge is the second oldest Lodge in Cyprus.