St JOHN the BAPTIST Lodge No. 39,


This document which bears no number or name states

The Oldest surviving deputation held by any Lodge, Meeting under the English constitution

Deputation 11th July 1732

While our earliest minutes have been lost, Our original warrant or “Deputation to constitute” remains to us. This invaluable document, which, through all its checkered history, the Lodge has always kept a strict watch upon, and...

Which is treasured as the most valuable heirloom in its possession

The Warrant Dated 11 July 1732

“Whereas a Petition has been presented to us and signed by several Brethren residing in and about the City of Exeter humbly praying that they may be constituted into a regular Lodge.”

Certificate for the 39 Jewel 9th May 1864