Welcome to the home page of Alpha Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, located at 404 Concord Street in Framingham, Massachusetts.

We meet every 4th Monday, September through June

As a lodge of Freemasons, we are part of the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world, an organization that is dedicated to the basic tenets of friendship, morality, and brotherly love. Alpha Lodge was formally constituted on November 13, 1876, and has been quietly serving the Framingham community since its inception. Part of our mission, and every Masonic lodge's mission, is to "make good men better" to serve our families, fraternity, faith, communities, and country. Alpha Lodge operates by charter under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Massachusetts.

Inquire

The first step to becoming a Freemason, especially if you don't know any, is to get to know some of us. Becoming a Freemason is a very personal decision and is not a right fit for everyone. We want to get to know you to make sure Masonry is right for you, and you should get to know us to understand if we are the right lodge for you.

Engage

We meet once each month and start by sitting down together to share a meal. We spend time catching up but will often have a presentation or discussion of an educational, historical, or philosphical nature. While meetings are reserved for only those who are Freemasons, guests and visitors are warmly received for dinner, by invitation.

Ask

No one is asked to become a Freemason. This is not a society that has been privately selected by invitation only. Our Fraternity is built on free-minded men who seek out and ask to be made a Mason. Once you have gotten to know some of the members, ask for a petition. They will let you know if they think it is right for you and the right time to join.

Petition

Once you fill out your petition, you will be expected to give references to vouch for your character and values. This is one reason it is so important to get to know some of the members. After you have your petition submitted, several members will be assigned to your request and will meet with you to explore your interest and provide answer to any remaining questions.

On Monday, January 22, Alpha Lodge will be conferring the second degree upon those entitled to receive it. We invite and welcome all entitled brothers to attend. Once a man has taken his first degree and has demonstrated that he has suitable proficiency as an Entered Apprentice Freemason, the lodge proceeds to the Second Degree.  Once the candidate has completed his second degree, he is considered a Fellow of the Craft, or Fellowcraft Mason, symbolic of the ancient stone mason's Fellows. What follows is a period of study and reflection after which, when deemed suitably proficient in the second-degree work of an Fellowcraft, he is able to proceed to the third and final degree in Freemasonry, that of a Master Mason.

We will be opening the lodge at 7:30pm, previous to which we will be serving dinner to those with a reservation.  To make a reservation for dinner and to see the details, please <click> on the corresponding Reservations button.

If you have interest in speaking with someone to learn more about Freemasonry or how you might become a Freemason, please click on the Learn More button. 

The Freemason's do not solicit membership, so you should feel free to inquire without committment.