The Grand Lodge of F. and A. M. in Finland, District of Sweden
Three Free and Accepted Masons lodges, Telge No. 169, Donatus No. 174 and Igelsta No. 175 , today works in Sweden under the jurisdiction of The Grand Lodge of Finland, which has given the lodges right to confer the three Masonic degrees. The lodges sort under the District of Sweden led by the District Grand Master Jean Franzen. The lodges works in Swedish.
Freemasonry strives to awaken the desires to think, question and seek, and welcome candidates from all parts of society and from different religious beliefs.
Freemasonry in Finland
The first Finnish Freemasons’ lodge, St. Augustin, was founded in Stockholm in 1756, and two years later moved to Finland. But Masonic activity ceased when Sweden lost Finland to Russia in 1809. The St. Augustin Lodge was officially suspended by the Grand Master in 1813.
When Finland became independent in 1917 a number of men who had emigrated from Finland to America and there become acquainted with Freemasonry started to work for Freemasonry to be reintroduced to Finland. It resulted in the founding of Suomi Lodge No. 1 in 1922. One of the 27 founding members was the famous composer Jean Sibelius. Later he composed special ritual music, Musique Religieuse Op. 113, now used in all three degrees. In 1923 Tammer Lodge was founded in Tampere and Phoenix Lodge in Turku. The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Finland was founded in 1924.
The first lodge in Sweden under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Finland, F.&A.M Lodge Telge No. 169, was opened ceremoniously in Södertälje September 14, 2013.
Contact information District of Sweden
Telge No. 169, Donatus No. 174 and Igelsta No. 175
District Grand Master Jean Franzén
Phone: +358 (0)400 604765 / +358 (0)40 1695773
Visiting address Telge No. 169 and Igelsta No. 175:
Vretensvägen 14, Igelsta Gård
151 24 SÖDERTÄLJE
Visiting address Donatus No. 174:
Krafts Torg 10
223 50 LUND
Storlogen i Finland
Attn: District of Sweden
Kaserngatan 16 D
F.&A.M. Lodge Telge No. 169
F.&A.M. Lodge Donatus No. 174
F.&A.M. Lodge Igelsta No. 175