Our Latin name "Portus Magnus" derives from the Ancient Roman name for "Great Harbour", and alludes to Portsmouth Harbour, where thousands of young Servicemen returned after the Second World War. During the late 1940's Membership of Freemasonry increased greatly, and by 1949 there were over 13,500 Freemasons in our Province alone. One of the main reasons why Portus Magnus Lodge was founded was to give these young Masons the opportunity of advancement, and even today we continue to attract young Candidates, of the same high calibre, into our Lodge.
Family involvement has always been high on our list of priorities, right from our early beginnings Family Summer Outings and Day Trips to London were common place, as well as the more traditional Ladies Festivals. Today we continue those laudable early customs with a wide spectrum of social events; Skittle Evenings, uiz Nights, Disco Nights, Ladies Nights, Days out at the Races, London Week Ends and Theatre trips, and even short City Breaks in Europe.
At our Lodge Meetings enjoyment is high on the agenda, both in the Lodge Room, and at Dinner. We pride ourselves in the standard of work in our Ceremonies, and make sure that when we finally cease labour we have sufficient refreshment to reward our endeavours. We enjoy each other's company immensely, in a most convivial manner, and as a result of enjoying a pleasant evening together, we usually manage to raise a reasonable amount for Charity.
If you are an 'unattached' Freemason, or someone who would like to find out more about Freemasonry, please contact our Lodge Secretary.