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 Masters Message, September 2020

Most Worshipful Grand Master Gary S. Kaufman's message in The Freemason Magazine, September - November issue.

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Narragansett Bay Chapter No. 14 National Soujourners

On August 1, 2020 the installation of officers for Narragansett Bay Chapter No. 14 National Sojourners for 2020-2021 took place at the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.

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What is Masonry?

The world will change. It always has. The question is, will it change for the better? You and I, one moment at a time, get to answer that question.

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Grand Masters Covid19 update, July 31

Please read the linked letter from the Grand Master, July 31 2020

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An eccentric but extraordinary Brother

Lorenzo Dow, who has been called an eccentric but extraordinary man, was a devoted Christian and a consistent Mason. He was made a Mason in St. Alban's Lodge on Christmas Day 1824 ...

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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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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.