St. John's currently meets in the scenic Edgewood section of Cranston, every third Wednesday of every month expect July and August. The lodge and location are steeped in tradition and history revelant to Freemasonry, the state of Rhode Island and the formation of this great nation, The United States of America.
August Master's Message
I hope this message finds you all doing well physically, mentally and spiritually. As I am writing this, the summer weather is certainly here and I hope you all find time to enjoy it. The Masonic Park at Buttonwoods is currently open to Masons, their family and guests. Unfortunately, the pool and snack bar will not open this summer, but I would still encourage anyone looking to enjoy some nice breezes off the bay, a sandy beach to wander and plenty of open green space to take advantage of this amazing gem.
The most recent guidelines from the RI Dept. of Health and the Governor allow 25 people for indoor events and 50 people for outdoor events. Both the Grand Lodge and our officers are actively monitoring announcements and changes to guidelines that may affect the status of our in person meetings in the future. We are still planning on meeting in person at Scottish Rite for our August meeting. As per current guidelines, we are only able to have a maximum of 25. As the officers make up 15 of that number, we should have 10 spots available (possibly more) for the meeting. There will not be a meal at this meeting so it will start at 7pm to allow brothers to have a meal before coming to the lodge. Please send an email to the Secretary indicating your interest in attending as we will fill the spots on a first come, first served basis. I realize it is not ideal, but these small gatherings will be of great help to ensure we do everything necessary to follow the Department of Health protocols and protect the health of the brethren.
On our Zoom meeting in July the M∴W∴Grand Master Gary S. Kaufmanand R∴W∴Grand Marshal Melvin Silveriowere welcomed to the meeting. The M∴W∴Grand Master brought his greetings and that of the Grand Lodge, making special note to congratulate the Junior Past Master, Mazen Alsabeon a successful year. There was also welcome dialogue on alterations and alternatives that would allow lodges to move forward with degree work. The suggestion to get a Zoom subscription for the lodge so that we may start a weekly meeting to keep in contact with any out of state brothers and brothers unable to make it to the traditional lodge meeting was well received. I will post more on our Facebook page once everything is in place.
Scott E. Miller
St John's Lodge #1P
2115 Broad Street
Cranston, RI 02905
Lodge Meets on the Third Wednesday of each month except July and August.