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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Alpha Lodge will be hosting our 146th installation of officers on September 10, 2022, and you're wondering, "what is an installation of officers?"

Formal or Casual -- Yes!

The uniform of an Officer of a masonic lodge in Massachusetts is the Tuxedo. Members of the lodge typically wear a suit or shirt, tie, and a jacket to masonic meetings and functions.  Our visitors, however, should feel free to wear whatever they consider to be comfortable and respectful within their own views given the occasion.

It's a bit of ceremony

The Freemasons have practiced our craft for many hundreds of years. The ceremony is about accepting the duties, responsibilities, and commitments that the officers of a lodge make to the membership and Freemasonry. It's about honoring your commitments, following reason, treating all others with respect as equals, and it's about upholding these values for the upcoming year during which these elected and appointed officers will be entrusted with the care and direction of the lodge, with the incoming Worshipful Master leading the lodge.

The traveling guide has made it to Alpha Lodge. It was acquired by Alpha Lodge in the Framingham Masonic Apartments on May 17, 2022.IMG 0624

Here you can see the District Deputy Grandmaster presenting the Award to RW. Douglas B. Freeman, Master of Alpha Lodge, assisted by RW. Alfred Canhoto, with RW. Paul Gaudet in the background.

As has been the tradition, the Freemasons commemorate "Flag Day" by participating in a parade. Representatives from the Framingham Freemasons continue the tradition 

If you ever spot a Freemason and want to learn more about it, you should ask. Most Freemasons love to discuss the fraternity (so be forewarned, you may need an exit strategy).

by Marching in "Regalia," (the collars and aprons signify they are members of the lodge leadership.)

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The Spring Class is on Saturday, April 23, 2022, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Throughout the course of the day, the 4°, 5°, 6°, 15°, 18°, 21°, and 32° will be conferred both live and digitally. Each degree is an important milestone in Freemasonry’s goal of “creating better men.” If you are a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, please register below on or before April 15, 2022.

 SR Register

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.)



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.