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 December 2019

Most Worshipful Grand Master Kenneth F. Poyton's message in the December-February 2019/2020 Issue.

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Defining Freemasonry: Tradition Becomes Practical

Setting aside all discussion of Ancient Landmarks and uniformity of ritual the question still remains, are physical requirements essential to Freemasonry?

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Race by the Bay

On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Rhode Island, Scottish Rite's favorite charity, will hold its 10th Annual Race by the Bay.

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Medical Center

If you are in need of medical equipment or have equipment you would like to donate contact: Br. Robert J. Allen, PGM on the Medical Equipment Center cell phone at 401.451.0184 or 401.246.0865.   You can also email us at

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Masonic Charities

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island administers numerous charitable programs. You can read more at the following link, which provides greater detail. Click Here for the 2019 Charities information.

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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.