Our Community

“Service before self”

Our Lodge community remains committed to the advancement of three time honoured Masonic tenets:

  • Brotherly love
  • Relief
  • Truth.

We believe these qualities are further amplified through the virtues of temperance, prudence, fortitude and justice, and we actively encourage all our members to live a life grounded in these principles.

Current Officers

Our current Worshipful Master invites you to review the full list of officers here.

To learn more about joining our Lodge community, please contact us.

Charitable Trust

Throughout our 175+ year history in Auckland, ARA Lodge has been involved in charitable giving, with a particular emphasis on supporting widows and orphans, as well as the performing and visual arts.

Since 1975, over NZ$4,000,000 has been donated to medical causes (such as Starship Hospital) and over the past 12 years, more than NZ$300,000 has also been gifted to top secondary school art students.

Community Projects

Current community projects include:

  • ARA Music Awards (in conjunction with the Auckland Primary Principals Association) – to recognise and reward outstanding young New Zealand musicians
  • ARA Art Awards – to help support talented young New Zealander’s in their fine art tertiary education
  • St John NZ Ltd – a special donation of $175,000 to mark our 175th Anniversary in 2017.