Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization. As Freemasons we live by an ethical and moral code that distinguishes us and creates an atmosphere where friendship and understanding can grow among men of every religion, race and culture. This is the public website of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. If you're interested in our lodges and considering an application to join,
visit our  Petition Application page

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasons believe that:

  • Truth, honesty and fair dealing are the cornerstones of respect and dignity in our relationships with others.
  • Charity in thought, word and action makes a positive difference in the lives of others and ourselves.
  • Commitment to our families and friends, courtesy to our neighbors and service to our communities and country are the foundations for a well-lived life.
  • The opportunities for camaraderie, fellowship and service offered by Freemasonry nurture personal growth, making us better men.

The benefits of membership

  • Fellowship Freemasonry induces a strong bond between members and produces life-long friendships. 
  • Benevolence An essential element of Freemasonry is care for the needs of each other.  All Freemasons promise to be aware of the needs of those around them.
  • Self-development A Lodge provides opportunities in organization management, public speaking and character building.