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.

Read our page What Is Freemasonry for additional insight. If you're on Facebook, why not visit and like our page at https://www.facebook.com/RImasons/

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.
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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 medcenter@rimasons.org

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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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CHiP

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

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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.