Welcome to the very first Oddfellows, The Grand United Order of Oddfellows Friendly Society Website. We are the oldest and longest established of all the traditional branch-friendly societies, with a proud record of helping our members and their families stretching back over 200 years. Today, our organisation reaches into all four corners of the world, with branches in America, Africa, Australia, the West Indies and Europe.
Click on the pages above to discover our Oddfellows history going back to 1798, our financial products , who and where we are and our Organisation Structure plus ,view the events that have taken place throughout the year in our various UK branches in which new members are always welcome.
If you are interested in joining an Oddfellows lodge and becoming active within the Order just contact the secretary of the nearest lodge in your area or Head Office on 0161 872 3356 or e-mail email@example.com for further details and you will be warmly welcomed as a new member entitled to a range of benefits for a small annual contribution.
Financial products ( available to members and non- members) include the Cashbuilder Plan, Helping Hands Savings Plan (Juveniles up to 16) and Individual Account System (IAS - members of lodges only).
"Friendship is the bread of life. it is essential to our wellbeing. We could not survive without it. Ever since the beginning of time we have been extending the hand of friendship to each other. In very primitive communities, having the help of others in a crisis is a matter of survival. However, even in today's world where it seems as if we could survive without ever talking to another human being, friendship is important. Friendship is a pre-requisite to sanity. we are social human beings and we need friends to survive."