A documentary will be shown on BBC2 Monday 19th March 2018.
9:00pm - " The Secrets of the Masons"
filmed in Scotland & Grand Lodge, George St., Edinburgh.

The funeral of Bro James Harvey PM will take place on Thursday 22nd March in St Andrews Church at 10:30am  and thereafter to Neilston Cemetry.

The RWM, Wardens and Brethren would extend our sincere sympathy to the Family and friends of Jim at this sad time.


Our next regular meeting is on the 5th April 2018 at 7:30pm. 

This is the statutory visitation of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire East. Following a short business meeting the degree team will be conferring a FC Degree on that evening to demonstrate the working of the Lodge and your support would be gratefully appreciated.
Thistle & Crown will visit our good friends and Brethren at Lodge Union & Crown No. 307 on Tuesday 20th March at 7:30pm. We will confer the FC on their new candidate.

Your support would be gratefully received.

Please come along and support both lodges these evenings you will be made most welcome.
22nd February 2018
We would extend our sincere thanks to the Lord Provost Mr Jim Fletcher of East Renfrewshire Council for providing a Civic Reception in recognition of the Lodge's 100 years in the village of Neilston.
The event at Eastwood house was a wonderful experience for all who attended. 
Thanks for the gift, excellent purvey and refreshments. 


2018 Diaries are available at a cost of £5.00 each.

Centenary Tiles are available from David Wallace PM.


Local Community Support

We can confirm that support in the form of donation has been given to Madras Family centre, A trophy and donation to Neilston Primary School, a donation to St Thomas Primary School, a donation to the Girl Guides and Brownies along with a donation to The 1st Neilston Boys Brigade. 


Please come along and support the Lodge, if you haven't attended for a while please come along and support us in our Centenary Year. 

Visitors will be made most welcome


The Centenary meeting is over but the year of festivities and fund raising goes on, your assistance will be very much appreciated. more news in regard to events for fund raising and the dispersal of gifts to our community will be given as soon as possible. This will allow all our members to assist, your support to ensure success is actively sought.
We have ties for sale, Mark tokens available and display tiles for our friends and supporters of Thistle & Crown available for purchase 

I would thank all the Office Bearers and Brethren who are visiting both within and outwith the Province to support the Lodge.
I would extend an invitation to all our members and visitors to come along and support us at Thistle & Crown.
Several fund raising events are ongoing and your support is gratefully appreciated.

Please see Bro David Wallace PM for a Centenary Tile dedication plaque.

Your annual test fees are now due. Please see the Secretary PM Robert McCulloch or Treasurer PM George E Paul.

To our Brethren; 
if you attend the lodge once in every 2 years the Lodge pays Grand Lodge a Capitation fee for your attendance. 
Please assist by being clear in Lodge books, a small donation would be appreciated towards the Grand Lodge Fee.

Remember it is a requirement of all orders in Freemasonry that you remain in good standing in your Mother Lodge. if you wish to return to good standing a payment of 3 years dues is necessary.

We are always looking for new members, if you wish to join, speak to one of our members or contact the Lodge at 1 Main Street, Neilston.
Please have a look at our contact page to see what Freemasonry is all about or contact the Secretary who will assist you with information.

Message from the RWM Bro Ian Robert Brenchley PM
As Right Worshipful Master ,I extend to you a warm welcome to the Website of Lodge Thistle & Crown No.1167

Whether you are a member of Lodge Thistle & Crown or just a visitor to our website I do hope that you find the various pages of interest.

The Lodge is always seeking new members , ideally men from the local community who consider themselves to be honest and upright citizens with the best interest and welfare of others in the community at heart. Please come and talk to us and find out what Freemasonry has to offer. 

If you would like more information please contact the secretary at 1 Main St. Neilston, Glasgow G78 3NN. We would be very happy to explain what we do at Lodge Thistle & Crown and how we contribute to society in general.

Members :  To all members of the Lodge , we would invite you to come along to our regular meetings. If you haven't managed along for a while please be assured you will receive a warm welcome – your ongoing support is invaluable.

To the members who already attend regularly , why not invite a Brother who has not attended for some time to join you for one of our regular meetings and catch up on the local news and meet some of our new Brethren.

Website updates :

The website will be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure everyone is kept up to date with events in and around Lodge Thistle & Crown and the Village of Neilston.

Thank you for your interest in Lodge Thistle & Crown No. 1167

Ian Robert Brenchley PM