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, please visit this page and submit a petition request.

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Grand Master's message May 2020

Most Worshipful Grand Master Gary S. Kaufman's message at his installation, May 2020.

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New England Brotherhood Night

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 New England Brotherhood Night was hosted this year by the Grand Lodge of Connecticut and M∴W∴Melvin Johnson Grand Master.

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Rhode Island Freemasonry during the American Civil War - Part 1

In Kennedy Plaza is the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, and on its tablets are etched the 1,727 names of Rhode Islanders who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the Union and free men and women from the bonds of servitude

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Medical Center

If you are in need of medical equipment or have equipment you would like to donate contact: Br. George Donahue on the Medical Equipment Center cell phone at 401.451.0184.   You can also email us at

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Masonic Charities

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island administers numerous charitable programs.

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"CH.I.P" as it is known throughout the Rhode Island Masonic community stands for the Child Identification Program, adopted as a volunteer services by the Freemasons of Rhode Island, which provides a significant community service to the many communities in Rhode Island.  Click here to read more and to volunteer.

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R∴W∴ Richard F Lynch Library and Museum

Our valuable resource for masonic artifacts and books from within our Jurisdiction and on loan from across the country.