Christ's Hospital Lodge No. 2650

Worshipful Master

VWBro Ian Wellesley-Harding


Master-Elect (October 2024)

Bro Stuart Thomson 


Lodge Secretary

WBro Mike Overend

Contact Address

Mike Overend                                                     

25 Causeway

Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1HE

Immediate Past Master

WBro Dominic Rapsey





Phone and Email

Landline: 01403-259188          Mobile: 07725-256085

E-mail (Lodge):

E-mail (Personal):

  • The Lodge meets four times a year at Bakers' Hall in London
  • Meetings open to all are held biennially at the School
  • It was consecrated in 1897, sponsored by the Prince of Wales, in the same year that he, as Grand Master, laid the School's foundation stone at Horsham (see Photo Gallery)
  • It is open to past students, teachers, officers, almoners and governors of the School, and to others with a close connection to Christ's Hospital (parents, children, etc.)
  • Old Blue masons who are not members of the Lodge are most welcome at any Lodge meeting
  • The Lodge supports Christ's Hospital by making regular donations on Giving Tuesday, and by awarding a Bursary to a deserving leaver (sometimes two) which is presented to the recipient(s) on Speech Day by the Lord Mayor of London (see below)
  • By raising money to fund a Donation Governorship in 2024 the Lodge will be able to "present" a child and nominate one of its members to become their Governor and Mentor. The School matches prospective students with Donation Governors during the admissions process.

At the recent regular Lodge meeting held on Monday 25th March 2024, we initiated Mr Benedict Jooste-Jennings into the mysteries and privileges of Freemasonry.  The ceremony was witnessed by two new masons from the Old Tonbridgian Lodge No. 4146 who were able to see what they had recently been through "from the outside".  26 brethren dined after the meeting at Bakers' Hall.  Those interested in visiting or knowing more about the Lodge are encouraged to make contact with the Secretary.


Our next meeting is on Monday 7th October 2024, when we will install our new Worshipful Master, Bro Stuart Thomson. 


Although membership of the Lodge, like all lodges under the United Grand Lodge of England, is resticted to men, enquiries from those interested in women's Freemasonry are also most welcome.  Christ's Hospital has been a co-educational school for some 40 years and the Lodge will actively engage with and support women Old Blues who would like to join a women's lodge.  The Lodge Secretary can provide more information, as can the Secretary of the Public Schools Lodges Council (comprising 38 Public School Lodges).  He is WBro Barry McCurdy, a member of Christ's Hospital Lodge, and he may be contacted at

2024 Lodge Bursary recipients Petra Zuniga and Summer Andrews with

WBro Paul Arman and WBro Arnold Allen of the Christ's Hospital Lodge

Petra and Summer receiving their Bursary cheques and Certificates from The Lord Mayor, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

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Barry McCurdy