The first meeting of the Shanghai Tuscan Lodge No.1027 took place on the 18th June 1864 at the Masonic Hall in Canton Road, Shanghai, China. The Lodge was originally called the Tuscan Lodge. Meetings continued in Shanghai for 90 years until 1954 when the Lodge moved its location from Shanghai to London.
As two Lodges with the same name cannot function in the same town or place, and as the existing Tuscan Lodge in London had overwhelming seniority, Lodge No. 14 in fact, it became necessary for the Lodge to change its name to “Shanghai Tuscan Lodge”.
We are a friendly Lodge who meet on certain Wednesdays four times a year. We perform the Emulation Ritual as demonstrated at the Emulation Lodge of Improvement, London and published by Lewis Masonic.
Our meetings always conclude with a delightful and enjoyable meal together at the Imperial Hotel in Russell Square, London.
Our members are varied in age and profession as well as in race, religion, culture and upbringings. They became Freemasons for a variety of reasons. Some as a result of family tradition, others upon the introduction of a friend or out of curiosity to know what it is all about.
Those who have become active members of our Lodge and have chosen to grow in Freemasonry have done so principally because they enjoy it. They enjoy the challenges and fellowship which Freemasonry offers.
The structure and working of the lodge and the sequence of ceremonial events offer our members a framework for companionship, teamwork, character development and enjoyment of shared experiences.