Freemasonry came to Atherstone on Friday, 18 November 1870.
The consecrating Officer was Very Worshipful Brother Colonel Machen, The Deputy Provincial Grand Master at the time.
The first Master of the Athelstan Lodge was Worshipful Brother Frederick Cohen.
More than 140 years later, the Lodge is stronger than ever and dedicated not only to the tenets of Freemasonry, but to supporting charity in general and local charities in particular, and details of our efforts can be found elsewhere on this site.
One of the 170 Lodges that comprise The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire, Athelstan Lodge is also part of the 6,800 Lodges with over 250,000 members affiliated to the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands.