Wesley Collegians Lodge
Contact The Lodge
- Address: 36 St Edmonds Road Prahran VIC
- Contact: WBro. Matt Baragwanath, PM
- Phone: 0419 365 656
- Email: email@example.com
- Lodge Number: 358
- Meeting – 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm (January, no meeting)
- July and December – Non Ceremonial Meetings – Contact Lodge Secretary for details
- Rehearsal – 2nd Tuesday
- Installation – September
About The Lodge
Wesley Collegians Lodge No. 358 was consecrated in 1924, originally as a Lodge of staff and old boys of the school but has been an open Lodge for a long time and current membership is from diverse backgrounds and of a younger age group than previously.
The Lodge has a strong social calendar and encourages interested prospective applicants to dine with us after the regular meetings and to attend the three social evenings each year when there is not a regular meeting.
Wesley is a member of the Bayside group of Lodges and meets at the Prahran Hall, on the third Tuesday of the month.
The year kicks off with an informal barbecue for members, guests and interested friends in February. March is a regular meeting and in April there is a Ceremony of the Vacant Chair accompanied by a traditional reading of the ‘Harry Carter Letter' which was written by a past student and Master whilst moored off Gallipoli on the evening of 24 April 1915.
May and June are regular meetings, then in July there is a Christmas in July for members, partners and friends.
August is a regular meeting and is normally followed by the Installation of Master in September.
October and November are regular meetings and December is a Christmas meeting for members and friends in the South.
Since 2005, the building has seen major and continuing renovations and redecoration, that has included new polished timber floors, new carpet, repainting, kitchen and bar upgrades, new plumbing, a chair lift, and it is now fully OH&S compliant.
The Lodge has also seen the installation of the backlit Charles Billich mural as well as many paintings, artefacts and memorabilia. The Charles Billich mural was recently restored as a backlit cieling panel and depicts many of the symbols of Freemasonry.