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.

Events & Reservations

There are no up-coming events

We say goodbye to friend and Brother, Fred H. Batey, who passed to the Celestial Lodge above on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the age of 90. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois (Cedergren) Batey.

Brother Batey was raised in Alpha Lodge on December 9, 1955, 62 years a Freemason.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 25 beginning at 10:30 am and concluding with a service at 11:30 am at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Dr., South Yarmouth. Alpha Lodge will be conducting a Masonic Ceremony on for our departed brother, and the brethren should plan to arrive at 11:00 with opening at 11:15.

For Masons wishing to attend the Masonic Services:

  • We will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30
  • We will open at 10:45
  • We will perform the Masonic Service at 11:00
  • White aprons and sprigs of acacia will be available
  • Dark suits, no regalia, pins, jewels, or PM aprons

Burial with Military Honors will follow at 1:30 PM the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA

Born in Newton, he was graduate of Newton High School. He had worked for Raytheon Co as a Mechanical Engineer. He spent many enjoyable summers and retirement years with his family in Dennisport at the Chases Ocean Grove. He was a former resident of Framingham where he was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. He attended the Northside United Methodist Church in Brewster, during his time on Cape Cod. Fred was a WW II Army Veteran and a 32nd degree mason. He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Lee Witherell and her husband Gregory of West Yarmouth, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the Northside United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 701 Airline Rd, Brewster, MA 02631