Consecrated 16th April 1946
Grand Patron of The Royal Masonic Hospital, Patron of The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, Grand Patron of The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys

Mercia Lodge No. 6246 is a Masonic Lodge in the Province of Warwickshire.

We take pride in being a progressive, inclusive and growing Lodge with a reputation for observing high standards in observing masonic ceremony and rituals whilst making sure members enjoy the friendly atmosphere and company of their Brethren.

The Lodge was founded on 16th April 1946.

The Lodge meets at Alderson House, 23 High Street, Warwick. Alderson House is an old Warwick house owned jointly by all the Freemasons who meet there. Apart from the main Lodge room there are committee rooms, a dining room and bar.  It also has its own Car park.

Meetings of the Lodge take place on the third Tuesday of the month in October, December, February and April.

Meetings normally start at 6.00 pm but this can vary dependent on the content of the meeting. We also hold Lodge of Instruction meetings which support all members in being better Masons and are seen as crucial by new Brethren as they learn from the Lodge Seniors – incredibly insightful!

Following the Lodge meeting we all dine together at the Festive Board. This is a great social event combined with important masonic ceremony and ritual – you can’t help but enjoy it and meet some fabulous people.

In fact, the Lodge has some great social events that range from a Christmas Party where we invite our family and friends to curry nights and summer drinks all combined with the all-important acceptance that we thrive in supporting those who are less fortunate than us.

Mercia Lodge’s membership comprises men from all backgrounds and ages, with the many masons visiting us from other Lodges acknowledging the welcome we always give and how much we appreciate their support of Mercia Lodge.

So, what do members say about Mercia Lodge:

A warm welcome to new members seeing them immediately as part of the Lodge.

An incredibly inclusive atmosphere with warm support.

The wealth of experience and insight is superb.

The almost 50 years of history, standards and tradition is something to be proud of.

High standards of Masonic ritual are combined seamlessly with fun and humour.

The charitable ethos is engrained and natural.
A great social and learning combination which enriches an individual’s life.


Any male over 18 years with an interest in Freemasonry and a belief in a Supreme Being is welcome to talk with us about membership. In Freemasonry neither religion or politics are discussed at meetings.

All we ask of members is that they commit to a regular attendance at Lodge meetings and contribute to the life and the work of the Lodge. And of course, enjoy it as a unique experience which you will not experience anywhere else in your life.

Look forward to a very memorable event in April 2026 when the Lodge will celebrate it’s

80th anniversary – Oak Jubilee. 

The Bear sejant,  or the sitting Bear,  probably dates from Saxon times,  and has been incorporated into the Arms of the Earls of Warwick.

The cross between the paws of the Bear is actually the Cross of Offa,  King of Mercia.  This was the Divisional sign used by the North Midland Division in the First Great War,  and as such will be remembered by many.

The Oak Tree is symbolic of the Forest of Arden,  and is shown to be torn from the ground by its roots.   The ancient legend is that Offa was attacked by a giant in the Forest of Arden and wrenched the Oak from the ground to defend himself.  With its aid he is said to have killed the giant.

The background of the Banner is embroidered in the dark blue of Grand Lodge,  and sub divided into squares,  in a number of which are depicted a heart and purse,  emblems of benevolence and charity.   This Banner was made by Mrs Blackwell the wife of one of the Founders of the Lodge,  the plain squares each took four and a half hours and the squares with emblems took five hours to work; it will be realised how much time and loving care Mrs Blackwell spent in making the Banner for Mercia Lodge.  It is also reported that during the hard times and shortage of materials in 1946,  immediately after WW2, Mrs Blackwell used pyjama cord and the black thread on the nose and mouth of the Bear is actually her own hair.

The motto “Concordia Cresimus” is translated as – “With harmony we grow in strength”.