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.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Brother, Alfred Grenier, to the solestial lodge above. Known as “Al” to everyone, of Marlborough, MA passed away unexpectedly at home at the age of 73. He was born and raised in Millbury, MA only child of Clara and Raymond H. Grenier.

Al is predeceased by father Raymond H. Grenier. He has left behind his loving wife Ernestine “Tina” of 46 years and his mother Clara E. Grenier, 99, who resides at Auburn Life Care in Auburn, MA as well as numerous cousins.

Al was a devoted and loving husband, son and friend to all.

He became a proud member of the Massachusetts Freemasons in 2005 starting out at Corinthian Lodge in Concord MA. In 2009 Al transferred to United Brethren Lodge of Marlborough, joined Alpha Lodge of Framingham in 2018 and remained an active member of both to present. He was a VERY enthusiastic participant and seldom missed a meeting. He served as a chaplain for his UB Lodge as well as the DD Grand Chaplain for the past 2 years. Al was an active member of Aleppo Shrine and Scottish Rite and especially loved traveling to different Lodges and Valleys across New England and beyond.

He was involved with the Boy Scouts America organization for nearly 50 years on all levels and was a very proud member of the Wood Badge Fox Patrol.

As a Veteran, Al served in the US Army from 1965-68 as a personnel specialist.  Since retiring 10 years ago from the retail world where he held roles in management, clerk supervision, loss preventions and sales, he enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his pet birds, making sure no neighborhood birds or squirrels went hungry, playing Canasta, and of course cruising. He was a great storyteller and jokester.

Given the current health concerns, there will be no public calling hours or service. A celebration of his life will be held once it is safe to do so at the United Brethren Lodge of Marlborough as we have much to celebrate! In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any of the following as they were all near and dear to him.

  • *Springfield Hospital Shriners Transportation Fund
  • *Angel Fund (designated for United Brethren Lodge Angel Fund)
  • *American Heart Association
  • *Disabled American Veterans
  • *Relay For Life

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Brother, Alfred Grenier, to the solestial lodge above. Known as “Al” to everyone, of Marlborough, MA passed away unexpectedly at home at the age of 73. He was born and raised in Millbury, MA only child of Clara and Raymond H. Grenier.

Al is predeceased by father Raymond H. Grenier. He has left behind his loving wife Ernestine “Tina” of 46 years and his mother Clara E. Grenier, 99, who resides at Auburn Life Care in Auburn, MA as well as numerous cousins.

Al was a devoted and loving husband, son and friend to all.

He became a proud member of the Massachusetts Freemasons in 2005 starting out at Corinthian Lodge in Concord MA. In 2009 Al transferred to United Brethren Lodge of Marlborough, joined Alpha Lodge of Framingham in 2018 and remained an active member of both to present. He was a VERY enthusiastic participant and seldom missed a meeting. He served as a chaplain for his UB Lodge as well as the DD Grand Chaplain for the past 2 years. Al was an active member of Aleppo Shrine and Scottish Rite and especially loved traveling to different Lodges and Valleys across New England and beyond.

He was involved with the Boy Scouts America organization for nearly 50 years on all levels and was a very proud member of the Wood Badge Fox Patrol.

As a Veteran, Al served in the US Army from 1965-68 as a personnel specialist.

Since retiring 10 years ago from the retail world where he held roles in management, clerk supervision, loss preventions and sales, he enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his pet birds, making sure no neighborhood birds or squirrels went hungry, playing Canasta, and of course cruising. He was a great storyteller and jokester.

Given the current health concerns, there will be no public calling hours or service.

A celebration of his life will be held once it is safe to do so at the United Brethren Lodge of Marlborough as we have much to celebrate!

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any of the following as they were all near and dear to him.

*Springfield Hospital Shriners Transportation Fund

*Angel Fund (designated for United Brethren Lodge Angel Fund)

*American Heart Association

*Disabled American Veterans

*Relay For Life

Alpha Lodge wishes to extend the invitation to all regular and upright Freemasons to attend the reception of

R.W. George F. Hamilton

Senior Grand Warden

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Grand Lodge Building, 186 Tremont Street, Boston

Lodge Opens at 11:45 A.M.

Investiture of the Fellow Craft Degree

Greet the Grand Master at 2:00 PM

Grand Master will be received at 2:30 P.M.

Reception to follow.

Tickets to the reception are $35.00. You may reserve your place by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

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Worshipful Brother George Hamilton (center) has received two distinguished honors as of late. First, he has been named Senior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Second, he has been elected to serve as an active member of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, in August.  Worshipful Brother Hamilton was raised in Alpha Lodge in 1984 and served as Master from 1987 to 1989. He was appointed to the office of Grand Standard Bearer by M.W. Jeffrey B. Hodgdon in 2007 and currently serves on the Grand Lodge Board of Directors. He served as the Most Wise Master of Mount Olivet Chapter of Rose Croix from 2014 to 2017 and was created a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33°, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council in August of 2017. George is a member of the York Rite bodies as well, and has been elected to receive the degrees in St. Bernard Commandery #12.

We wish Brother Hamilton the best of luck on his new appointments and his bid for Senior Grand Warden, and we offer him our full support. Please join us in congratulating our distinguished brother.

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Congratulations to Alpha's Erik Marks whose work appeared in this month's Southern California Research Lodge's "Fraternal Review" alongside the work of Right Worshipful Michael Jarzabek, our Past Senior Grand Warden.  This edition, "The Force and the Dark Side," explores the antithesis of the "Light" we so often refer to in Freemasonry.  This edition is a follow-up to their December 2017 issue, "The Force and the Light," with articles that explore these themes but also draw comparisons to those themes within the Star Wars "Legend." Thanks to both Brothers Marks and Jarzabek for their work and congratulations for the recognition of such work.  To subscribe to the the Southern California Reserach Lodge "Fraternal Review" or to learn more about the research lodge, please <click> on the the icon.

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Alpha Lodge will warmly welcome the District Deputy Grand Master for the 15th Masonic District, North, Right Worshipful Danny Vogel and his suite of officers and guests at our regular communication on Monday, October 28, 2019, for an Official Visit. The evening will start with dinner in our usual fashion.  Will will open on the first degree and will confer the first degree upon one worthy man. We hope you will join us. Dinner reservations can be made via the event link on the right.

Right Worshipful Brother Vogel was raised and is an active member in United Brethren Lodge, which was instituted 1859, in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts.  United Brethren Lodge is presently under the guidance of Worshipful Daren A. Nowlan, Master.

On Saturday, September 22, Waltham celebrated its 135 anniversary as a city, bringing back the Waltham Day Parade after a 29-year hiatus, and heading that parade were recognizable Alpha Lodge members.

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Worshipful Craig Rothman was seen carrying  the Aleppo Shriners' banner as part of the , seen on the right just in front of the Arab Patrol, the oldest marching unit, which was instituted in 1885, a mere 9 years after Alpha Lodge was chartered.

PotentateTNWe also saw the Potentate himself, Right Worshipful Rob Havener, Past Master of Alpha Lodge, Past DDGM for the 15N Masonic District, and sitting Treasurer for Alpha Lodge. Worshipful Adam Marks was in attendance as a Waltham resident (and Shriner), and his wife and daughter marched with the Center for Creative Movement. 

Whether you are a Shriner or not, the Potentate has declared that any Mason may attend and march in or ride in the parade with the Shriners, and we encourage members of Alpha to join in the fun. You can visit the Aleppo Shrine's website for more information or read more to see remaining parade dates in October.