Location

Halesowen Masonic Hall,

Furnace Lane,

Halesowen.

B63 3LU

 

Furnace Lane is off the main Birmingham/Stourbridge Road (A458)

From Dudley, Birmingham and Bromsgrove make for bottom of Mucklow Hill (traffic island).

From Dudley (A459) go right round island taking third exit to Stourbridge (A458)

From Birmingham take second exit off island to Stourbridge (A458)

From Stourbridge (A458) continue to first island keeping left, take second turning left into Furnace Lane.

All routes enter Whitehall Road (one way) , keep right and in 250 yards fork right, after another 250 yards at traffic island go right round taking fourth exit into Furnace Lane. The Masonic Hall is on the left 200 yards before the brow of the hill. Concealed entrance on left opposite Earls High School, 20 yards after bollards for school crossing.

Telephone 0121 550 1454 (Steward)

 

About Halas  Abbey
When a lodge is Formed it is usual to take a name from some aspect of the Locality.   Although none of the Founders of Halas Abbey Lodge are still alive to confirm this, it is understood that the name of the Lodge "Halas Abbey" was derived from the very early name of the Town.  Records show that Hales Owen (2 Words - not 1 as it is now written) was recorded in the Doomsday Book, which was written in Latin, as the Village of HALA.  Thus the Lodge took the name and associated it with monastic buildings, which is the foundation of Freemasonry, and called it the Abbey of Hala, or Halas Abbey Lodge.  There is in fact an Abbey in Hales Owen which is called St Mary's, which was founded in 1215 , and this is just off the A456 Manor Way. There is also St John Church which was originally built in 1083 both by the operative stonemasons of the time.
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