Satuit Lodge of Freemasons A.F. & A.M.

We better ourselves through bettering the lives of others with service, charity, and brotherly love.

Satuit Lodge, 344 Country Way, Scituate, MA;  PH: (781) 545-9955;  Webmaster: robsmith176@hotmail.com
MAIL CORRESPONDENCE TO: Mr. J. Michael Lesher, Secretary, P.O. Box 223, Scituate, MA 02066
HALL RENTAL INQUIRIES: Please contact the Satuit Masonic Building Association



Welcome to Satuit Lodge

As Freemasons we embrace the tenets of Friendship, Morality and Brotherly Love. We do this by using the teachings of Freemasonry to better ourselves, our community and each other.

All men must "freely" come to the Masonic family. We wait patiently for the special man to knock on our door and seek admittance. Feel free to browse our site; investigate us and Freemasonry. See for yourself what we are doing here. We hope this site creates interest in joining the greatest and largest Fraternity in the world. You can make that "knock" on our outer door by going to our Membership Inquiries page, or by contacting any of the members on the side bar.


Our History

Satuit Lodge A.F. & A.M. was originally chartered in 1876. Like all lodges of Massachusetts, Satuit does not possess a lodge number. This is unique to Masonic lodges of Massachusetts and traces back to 1792 when practitioners of "Ancient" Freemasonry and "Modern" Freemasonry could not resolve a dispute of which practice was first founded in this new commonwealth. At the time, this was considered an honorable bragging right. After merging, these two Masonic bodies agreed to abandon lodge numbers altogether. What is noteworthy, however, is that The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts remains one of the oldest Masonic lodges in the world (1733) behind the Grand Lodge of England (1717); and the Grand Lodge of Ireland (1725).

Satuit Lodge currently sits at 344 Country Way in Scituate. The building's corner stone was laid in 1929. However, this is not the first site of Satuit Lodge. In the late 1800's, brothers originally met on Front Street and eventually moved their meetings to the Grand Army of the Republic Hall (GAR) which still stands across the street from Satuit's current location.

Many early, distinguished residents of the town of Scituate played a role in the chartering, construction, and continuing leadership of Satuit Lodge. Damon, Litchfield, Merritt, Cole (Cole Parkway), Hitchcock, and Gates (Gates Middle School) are just a few of the men to whom we owe our lodge's existence.

More recently, in 1997, the Nantascot Lodge of Hull, Massachusetts was merged into Satuit Lodge. This move ensured the longevity of Nantascot's loyal brotherhood and infused Satuit with a valuable host of leaders. R.W. Herbert I. Lewis was one of those men and continues to symbolize the ideal of a Masonic life-path. Meet some of Satuit Lodge's other leaders by clicking here.


Satuit Lodge proudly offers a Scrimshaw Masonic lapel pin (5/8" diameter) crafted from 10,000 year old mastodon tusk.  This elegant pin, designed by a Brother, hearkens to our New England heritage and features the All Seeing Eye surrounded by the Square and Compasses with rays of light surrounding it.  Great for gifts to a newly admitted Brother, awards, or for your own pleasure!  Please contact Wor. Charles Stockbridge for ordering information.  A donation of $35 is requested per pin.  Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.  A replica pin is also available with a requested donation of $15.


Satuit Lodge is part of the 18th Masonic District and chartered under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts A.F. & A.M.


M.W. Paul Fulton Gleason, Grand Master

Recent News

Greetings Brethren and guests.

It is with saddened and heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of Wor. John W. "Jack" Richardson, or "WoJac," as many of us in the Fraternity knew him. It is truly without exaggeration when we call him one of the most iconic members of Satuit Lodge, a man who was larger than life and still humble. Words cannot do justice for the man we are all so proud and pleased to have known. Without a doubt, however, he was great friend and Brother to all of us. Our prayers, our sympathies, and our hearts are with his wife, Melissa, and his children and grandchildren in this time of grief. Please know that Satuit Lodge will always be open as another home to you, as it was for Jack, and that we will be honored to be there for you in times of need.

Visiting hours will take place Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 3-7 PM at the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. Funeral service on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11 AM at the First Trinitarian Congressional Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the American Heart Association, 300 Fifth Avenue, Waltham MA 02451.


Communication:

Our next regular communication will be our annual meeting, the first of the new Masonic year, on Wednesday September 19th. Wor. Carl Russell will deliver his report on our past year, one that has seen many positive changes and support for new efforts in raising awareness for our Fraternity and the good work in which we are engaged. We also wish for everyone to join us in offering congratulations to our Master-Elect, Bro. Frank Judge. We look forward to his leadership in the year to come.

All Brothers are welcome to join us for dinner and to be with us for a night of fellowship. Are you interested in Masonry and would like to learn more? We welcome you to join us for a meal, get to know us, and find out more about the Craft. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. If you would like to make a meal reservation, please contact our Junior Warden, Wor. Charles Stockbridge.


Recent Events:

Thank you to all who visited us for Scituate Heritage Days and have signed up for the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry! Freemasonry and its appendant bodies are organizations dedicated to the idea that we share in an obligation to practice charity, and that through this practice we can improve ourselves and the world around us. We are proud to manage, support, and sponsor many charitable programs aimed at benefiting people around the world. We thank Jackie of the Rhode Island Blood Center for taking the time to be with us on the first weekend in August to help promote Be The Match, to raise awareness of blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, and to help get more people registered with this life saving program.


Upcoming Events:

Scituate Food Pantry Turkey Drive - It might feel surprising, but Thanksgiving is only around the corner from our first meeting in September! Two months can fly by us quickly. Sadly, there are many in our little town of Scituate who cannot afford to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their families. The volunteers of the Scituate Food Pantry work tirelessly throughout the year, and at this time of year they always welcome some help. Please consider donating frozen turkeys to the Food Pantry in the weeks before Thanksgiving to help them in their mission of ensuring everyone in our community can have a truly happy holiday!



Recommended Reading

'Inside The Masons'

by Jay Tolson,
U.S. News & World Report

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'The Builders: A Story and Study of Freemasonry'

by Joseph Fort Newton

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'The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, 1590 to 1710'

by David Stevenson

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