How can I find California Freemason Lodges? – Find a Lodge Near You
How can I find California Freemason Lodges? – Find a Lodge Near You today! Did you know that you and your family are welcomed to visit any Lodge within the State of California? It’s true – many Lodges host Family Nights, Open Lodge Meetings, Presentation and Award Events, and Social Gatherings in what Masons in California call their ‘Grand Lodge‘. Simply use the link below to contact a Lodge nearest you. Sometimes, towns are so close that one lodge actually covers both. While for rural communities – there maybe a county wide lodge in some cases.
The mission of the Masons of California is to foster personal growth and improve the lives of others. Further, their mission is guided by the enduring and relevant principles of our fraternity:
- Brotherly love. Freemasons of the Grand Lodge of California value respect, freedom, kindness, tolerance, and our differences – religious, ethnic, cultural, social, generational, and educational – and strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodges, and in the global community.
- Relief. California Freemason’s take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and the community as a whole. We provide relief through philanthropy, community involvement, and delivery of excellent care.
- Truth. They also stay true to our personal code of conduct and ethics – honor, integrity, personal responsibility, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.
Learn about the California Freemason Lodges – Here is how you can find a Lodge Near You!
When you call the lodge nearest you – just ask to attend the next open event, or schedule a visit with the Worshipful Master and Secretary.
The Worshipful Master and Officers of the Lodge will be happy to give you a tour of their Lodge. While touring the lodge building ask questions and learn more about how Freemasons helped improve your local community. The Lodge Officers are capable of explaining What is Freemasonry and how becoming a member can be a benefit to you and your family. Many times, the Lodge Officers will go into detail about the history of Freemasonry and their particular Lodge. Lastly, remember to invite your family members to ask questions and get the answers they are looking for. California Freemasons pride themselves on being open and honest to directly address any of your questions or concerns. Here is the link to the lodge locator for the Grand Lodge Of California.
A Brief History of Freemasonry in California
Masonry has been an integral part of California for more than 150 years. During the Gold Rush of 1849, thousands of settlers came to California in search of fortune. Many of these men were Masons and brought with them Masonic values and traditions. Not surprisingly, some of California’s first Masonic lodges were established in the mining towns of the Gold Country. Therefore, in 1850 – the same year that California became a state – the Grand Lodge of California was established in Sacramento.
Did you know that within 10 years, the number of Masonic lodges in the new state had grown from 11 to 130, while membership soared from 258 to more than 5,000. Over the years, the Masons have played a key role in shaping the history of California. To date, 19 California governors have been Masons, and at least four California Masons have been elected to the U.S. Senate. With that being said, today there are more than 50,000 members and about 330 lodges, making the Grand Lodge of California one of the largest in the world.
Who is the top leader in a Grand Lodge of California?
The top leader is the Grand Master. He leads and manages the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of California. For more information about the Grand Master – please visit the Grand Lodge of California’s website.
Please note that the Freemasonry Report is run by Masons but it is not connected to, doing business with, or representing any Grand Lodge.