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Welcome to Auckland New Zealand

Welcome to the website of the Ara Lodge No. 348 Irish Constitution in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Auckland is a multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city with a population of approximately 1.3 million and was founded in 1840 by Sir William Hobson. To celebrate the founding of the city a regatta is held on Auckland Anniversary Day in January of each year, thus giving rise to the name of the "City of Sails".

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The Ara Lodge 348 IC was founded on 5th September 1842 when a dispensation was signed by the Officers of The Social Lodge No 260 IC in Sydney N.S.W. Australia; the first meeting took place on February 9th 1843 and since that day Irish Freemasonry in New Zealand has flourished.

Only four Irish Constitution Lodges now remain in NZ, namely:
Ara Lodge No. 348 in Auckland,
The De Burgh Adams Lodge No. 446 in New Plymouth,
The Lodge of Light No. 454 in Thames, and
Lodge St. Patrick No. 468 in Dunedin.
All of these Lodges keep in close contact with each other and visit each other regularly. They operate under the umbrella of the Provincial Grand Lodge of New Zealand, Grand Lodge of Ireland.

Should any Brother visit Auckland, you are assured of a very warm welcome. Our meeting nights are detailed below and we will be pleased to have your company at any of these meetings. Note also that the meetings of the Ara Royal Arch Chapter No. 348 and the Ara Preceptory No. 348 are also detailed below.

W. Bro. J. T. S. (Jimmie) Crawford



The Lodge meets on the First Monday of the months of March to December inclusive, except for June when the Lodge meets on the first Tuesday, all meetings tyle at 7.30pm. Visitors are normally received at 8pm approximately.
The Installation meeting is held on the nearest Saturday to St. John's day in June. Visitors are received at 11am on Installation Day.

The Ara Royal Arch Chapter No. 348 meets on the second Monday of March, May, July, September and November. The May meeting is the Installation of the Mark Lodge and the Royal Arch Installation is held at the July meeting. Visitors to the Chapter will be received at about 8pm and at the Installation meetings a little earlier.

The Ara Preceptory No. 348 meets on the fourth Wednesday of February, May, August and November. The Installation is held at the February meeting. Visitors are received at 8pm approximately and at 7.30pm for the Installation.

The Lodge address is
87 Airedale St.
Auckland City

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Carparking is provided at the rear of the building for evening meetings and Installation Day. Parking is not permitted during normal business hours.

PO Box 561 Auckland
Phone +64 9 630 5094 Fax +64 9 630 5092

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