The Christopher Marlow Lodge is a direct descendant of United Industrious Lodge 31 which was formed in 1819, and St Augustine Lodge 972 formed in 1863.
The proposed name for the lodge was Christ Church Lodge, but owing to conclave of the same name being formed just prior to the meeting, it was changed to Christopher Marlow Lodge. “The English Dramatist” one of Canterbury’s famous sons.
The Christopher Marlowe lodge was spun out of Binnewith Lodge. At that time it took 20 years from initiation to the chair, and most of the early members came from Binnewith.