St. Peters Lodge No. 4324

The lodge meets on the evening of the 3rd Thursday in the months of September to April inclusive in the Roman Room at Liverpool Masonic Hall. The installation takes place in February, and the lodge workings are in the Bottomley ritual.

The lodge is named after St Peter’s church which used to be in the heart of Liverpool and is said to be the first church to be built in Lancashire after the Reformation, and was a replica of St Andrew’s church in Holborn, London. Sadly all that now remains is a brass cross set into the pavement in Church Street.

In his brochure for the Golden Anniversary of the lodge in 1971 W.Bro C Thompson says ‘Due to the unusual size of the Walton Lodge No 1086, a number of brethren got together and decided that their chances of reaching the Chair were very slight. They therefore decided that their only chance was in the formation of a Daughter Lodge to Walton Lodge’. They met many times during 1919 and 1920 and eventually decided upon the name of St Peter’s Lodge. This was taken from St Peter’s Church, which stood in Church Street and was the Pro-Cathedral of Liverpool.