Impeesa Lodge 9385

Member of the United Grand Lodge of England

Integrity Kindness Honesty Fairness

Integrity | Kindness | Honesty | Fairness


Stroud Masonic Hall,
The Hill, Merrywalks,
Stroud, Gloucestershire


1st Thursday December
4th Thursday February 
4th Thursday April (Uniform meeting)
4th Thursday October (Installation)

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The Charities We Support

The Gloucestershire Community Foundation is dedicated to funding community based action that improves the lives of Gloucestershire’s most disadvantaged. Child poverty, unemployment, isolation, homelessness, domestic violence, people with life limiting illness and excluded young people are just some of the issues we’re tackling.

Gloucestershire Masonic Charity Action (GMCA) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation funded by Gloucestershire Freemasons for the benefit of Freemasons and other qualifying charitable organisations within the Masonic Province of Gloucestershire.

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is funded by Freemasons and their families and is continuing a commitment to charitable support that began nearly 300 years ago in the earliest days of organised Freemasonry. It is dedicated to helping people in need, and has donated over £120 million since 1981.

Masonic Charitable Foundation provide support to Masonic families to relieve a financial, health or family need and we award grants to community support and research projects.

Useful Links

The Kindred Lodges Association (KLA) was formed in 1952 to encourage Masonic Lodges formed by, or including, Masons who are, or were, involved in Youth Work to link together.

The prime activity, other than encouraging inter Lodge visiting, is to hold two Festival meetings each year. The dress for these meetings is the uniform of their youth organisation for those entitled to wear it. An occasional newsletter is distributed to all individual associate members as well as the member Lodges.

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Its headquarters are at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ.

Scouting in the UK is the largest mixed volunteer-led Movement for young people in the UK.

Scouting exists to make young people’s lives better, helping them realise their full potential and take their place in society.

What is Freemasonry?

There are hundreds of masonic lodges across England, but Impeesa is different. All our members are friends and supports of Scouting. We are all, or have been, Scout Leaders worked with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers or Scout network, or members of Scouting committees. 

Impeesa is the adopted nickname for Lord Baden-Powell, Founder of the Scout Movement. He earnt this name when he fought in the Boer War against the native warriors. When they noticed BP spent his nights preparing his soliders for war, he was named ‘the wolf that never sleeps’ or ‘Impeesa’. 

Our lodge meets 4 times a year at the masonic hall in Stroud. Our members come from all over the South West and meet up to discuss masonic business and share our scouting adventures. Although we take are charity work very seriously, we also value the social side of the lodge and enjoy catching up with our masonic friends. 

Anyone who is, or has been involved in Scouting in the UK is welcome to join us. Like all Masonic Lodges, to join you need to be nominated and seconded so if you are interested please contact us so we can meet you and find out more about who you are and why you want to be a Mason.