Masonic Property Trusts Act 1956

Whereas Masonic lodges and chapters and District Grand Lodges and District Grand Chapters are the owners of real and personal property, and by reason of the fact that these Masonic bodies are not incorporated such real and personal property is held by private trustees on behalf of the Masonic body concerned:

And whereas upon the death or retirement of trustees appointment of new trustees must be registered, causing considerable inconvenience to the parties concerned:

And whereas the only method of providing for the satisfactory holding of such real and personal property is to have an enactment providing for the holding of such real and personal property by trustees on behalf of the Masonic body concerned.