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.


Service to the community is a hallmark of Freemasonry around the world. While this takes a varity of forms, the members of Alpha Lodge literally serve the community by working at the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café.

The partnership with the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café was created by Worshipful Brother Donald W. Crookes, Jr., during his term as Master of Alpha Lodge in 2014, and Wor. Bro. Crookes continues to lead and champion our service efforts in the Framingham community.

With the recent relocation of the Salvation Army of Framingham, which no longer has a facility to operate their relief program, the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café is increasing their program from two to five nights per week. Alpha Lodge would like to help through a commitment by our members. If you would like to discuss with us, please complete the How Can I Help form. To learn more, please read on.


Located at 46 Park Street in Framingham, Massachusetts, the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café provides food assistance and programs that promote self sufficiency to individuals and families who find themselves experiencing economic and personal challenges. The organization is part of the United way of Tri-County .

The Pearls Street Cupboard & Café provides meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and members and friends of Alpha Lodge participate on the first Thursday of every month. Should more individuals wish to participate, we will open more dates and will include more dates should more individuals wish to donate their time.

If you would like to serve with Alpha Lodge, whether it's just for one evening or for a longer committment, please complete the form below and we will contact you.

If you have your own group of volunteers and would like to contact the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café directly through the United way of Tri-County.