Today, that lodge is part of the United Grand Lodge of England, one of the world’s most powerful Masonic institutions.
On June 24, just on St. John’s Day 1717, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in history was founded in London. It was created by merging four English lodges, three from London and one from Westminster. This Grand Lodge was originally called the Grand Lodge of London and Westminster, and was later renamed the First Grand Lodge of England.
Today, it is part of the United Grand Lodge of England, one of the world’s most powerful Masonic institutions, whose Grand Master is today a cousin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. – Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Anthony Sayer, 45, was elected the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of London and Westminster. Establishment on the day of St. John the Baptist was held in the inn Goose and Gridiron (Croatian Guska and Rešetka) in the courtyard of the church of St. Paul in London.