Welcome to Aurora Lodge No 4047

103 Years of Friendship

Founded on 24th March 1920, on the back of the “war to end all wars”,

Aurora, the dawn, was born out of a deep felt sense of hope for better days.

Aurora Lodge is made up of 50+ members, all deeply commited to their civic and charitble responsibilities. We all welcome you onto our website.

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What do we believe?

The values of a Freemason


Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.


Freemasonry is embracing people from all religions and political persuasions, and provides the common foundation for strong friendships between members, many of which will last for life.

With a membership of more than 200,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences.

Kindness and charitable giving are in a Freemason’s DNA. Members are encouraged to give back, be it with their time or otherwise, a crucial lesson contained in our ceremonies.

Aurora members after a successful meeting
Aurora members at a traditional lodge walk in the Moors

Does what you are reading resonate with you? Could you see yourself becoming a Freemason? We’re always happy to have a conversation around your interest, and you do NOT need to know a Freemason to become one.

Making Good Men Better

About Us

An eclectic and welcoming group

Aurora Lodge prides itself in its membership, rich in diversity of ideas and walks of life.
A place where the 20 years old rubs shoulder with the somewhat over 80, where the architect, the student, and the office worker enjoy each other’s company week in, week out.

More importantly, we make sure that Wednesday night is that night in the week when our members can forget about their troubles and simply indulge and relish life in great company.

Join us in forming the deepest of life-long friendships.

Higlights of our Masonic Calendar

Every year, Aurora puts on a busy social and Masonic calendar for its members, family, and friends. From snooker, to day-trips, to the theatre. Below are some of the many hihglights on our Masonic schedule.

March – Installation Banquet

We celebrate the installation of a new Worshpiful Master to lead the lodge into the ensuing year with our always-popular installation banquet.

April – First Ceremony

April marks the first ceremony of the new master and his team, usually through an awe-inducing initiation ceremony.

August – Summer Recess

We officially take a break during August, but we are more than likely to still meet up on Wednesdays for a pint (any excuse to get together will do!).

September – Masters’ Night

As Leeds Freemasons are very united, we invite the Masters of all the other lodges to visit us for a night of friendship in September.

October- Fraternal Visit

October marks the annual visit of our daughter lodge, the Lodge of the Morning Star, keeping those family bonds tight.

November – Ladies Informal

Our partners join us for dinner and get a glimpse to what we get up to when not at home – interested prospective members welcome too!

December – Christmas Carols

Join the tone-deaf brethren of Aurora Lodge in singing carols while enjoying a typical festive menu to close the year in style.

January – Burns Night

Celebrating the memory of our brother Robert Burns in a very Scottish atmosphere with Haggis and bagpipes. All kilts welcome!

February – Scroll Night

In February, we elect a new Worshipful Master for the following year, with entertainement provided by the junior brethren (may contain roasts).

February – Ladies Formal

The Master’s proverbial Swan Song, a gala evening where everyone puts on their best formal dress, celebrates the Master and dances the night away.