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.

At the September regular communication of Alpha Lodge, outgoing Master, Worshipful Craig S. Rothman along with the Right Worshipful District Deputy Grandmaster for the 15 North Masonic District surprised Worshipful Brother Donald W. Crookes, Jr. with the Robert Johnston Award for his hard work during the past decade.  Worshipful Brother Rothman pointed to the work done to establish Alpha Lodge's relationship with the Pearl Street Cafe and Cupboard where members literally serve the community, helping to feed citizens in Framingham in times of need as well as the ongoing commitment to Alpha Lodge, Worshipful Brother Crookes having served Alpha Lodge as an officer since joining Freemasonry more than a decade ago.

The intent of the Robert Johnson Award is to recognize the hardest working among us.

A Freemason for nearly sixty years, R.W. Bro. Johnston was a Past Master of Somerville Lodge, a Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Junior Grand Warden, and Past Grand Lecturer. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Henry Price Medal, and received similar awards in the York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Shrine. Just as he served in World War II, R.W. Bro. Johnston was where the action was in Freemasonry.To know R.W. Bro. Johnston, though, was so much more. He was the Brother who would greet you and make you feel welcome when you were new or visiting his Lodge. He was the Brother who would quietly do the jobs that no one liked or noticed. He was the Brother that every person loved to be with. We say that it is a credit to have lived respected and die regretted. When R.W. Bro. Johnston passed to the celestial Lodge on January 5, 2017, he epitomized that sentiment.