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Welcome to
Porta Maris Lodge No. 4287

in the Province of East Kent

Square and Compas Seal

The Square and Compasses are well known Masonic symbols

The Porta Maris Lodge (No. 4287) was consecrated on the

27th October 1921.

Porta Maris translates as

“Gateway to the Sea”.


The motto of the Lodge is

“Nisi Dominus frustra”

– the interpretation of which, is

“Unless the Master be with us we strive in vain.”


Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and our aim is to empower members to be the best they can be.

The Masonic Core Principals

Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal. 


One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.


With a membership of more than 150,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society


Whether participating in events, fundraising for a charitable cause or volunteering for public or community organisations, service is at the very heart of Freemasonry. Our members make valuable contributions by donating time, resources and skills.

Integrity is an essential character in Freemasonry
Friendship is a value of Freemasonry
Respect toward each other, is a core value of  Freemasonry
Service to one another is important in Freemasonry
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