The Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of California, commonly called the Grand Lodge of California, is one of two Masonic Grand Lodges in the state recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England (the other being the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of California Free & Accepted Masons). The Grand Lodge of California is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Its administrative offices are housed in the upper floors of the SF Masonic Auditorium, also known as Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium.
California – The Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons No. 111 installed officers for 2022
California/U.S. – A Brother recognized for a half-century of membership in good standing in the Masonic fraternity
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U.S. – John Trauner becomes Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of California
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- California Freemason: Freemasonry in Latin America Now July 6, 2022In this special issue of California Freemason, we're taking a Masonic road trip south of the border to learn about the long history of Freemasonry in Latin America and the surprising state of the craft both there and in California today. The post California Freemason: Freemasonry in Latin America Now appeared first on Masons of […]Masons of California
- Freemasonry Symbols July 4, 2022Maybe you’ve heard rumors about the “Freemason pyramid” on the dollar bill, seen the square and compass logo on buildings around town, or wondered about the meaning of emblems like the Masonic trowel. What’s the history behind Masonic symbols, and how do they factor into what happens in a lodge? The post Freemasonry Symbols appeared […]John Dale
- California Freemason: The After Life Issue April 13, 2022For the spring 2022 issue of California Freemason magazine, we dive into the Masonic customs and traditions related to mortality, death, and whatever comes next. The post California Freemason: The After Life Issue appeared first on Masons of California.Masons of California
- 2022 California Masonic Symposium April 12, 2022Explore Freemasonry and Spirituality at the California Masonic Symposium An expert roundtable panel will delve into Masonry and its connection to other esoteric and spiritual The post 2022 California Masonic Symposium appeared first on Masons of California.John Dale
- Grand Master Wilkins: 2022 Proclamations April 3, 2022Grand Master Jeffery Wilkins announced Monday his administration’s proclamations for the 2022 fraternal year. The post Grand Master Wilkins: 2022 Proclamations appeared first on Masons of California.Masons of California
- 2021 Fraternity Report February 23, 2022Begin the 2021 Annual Report with a message from Grand Master of Masons of California. The post 2021 Fraternity Report appeared first on Masons of California.John Dale
- Youth Orders Observance Month Ideas February 23, 2022Here are some ways lodges can recognize and show their support for Masonic youth orders. The post Youth Orders Observance Month Ideas appeared first on Masons of California.Masons of California
- International Conference 2022 Videos January 15, 20222022 International Conference on Freemasonry: Video Presentations Relive or catch up on expert presentations from the 2022 International Conference on Freemasonry, held April 9 in The post International Conference 2022 Videos appeared first on Masons of California.John Dale
Masons are driven by a commitment to take care of one another and their communities. This commitment has improved lives in California since before the state was formed: During the gold rush and the severe hardship that followed, Masons in the area provided food and relief to struggling families. When cholera swept through Sacramento in 1850, they helped build a hospital at Sutter’s Fort.
In 1898, the Masonic Homes of California was built with the creation of our first residential community in Union City. Today, the Masonic Homes provides residential senior living, statewide outreach and case management services, and referrals to care resources. It also provides therapeutic services for struggling youth through the Masonic Center for Youth and Families.
The California Masonic Foundation was formed in 1969 with the purpose of furthering the education of young people from kindergarten through college. Today, we provide philanthropic services to all of California’s Masonic charities – from the Masonic Homes to literacy initiatives and other impactful community programs.
You can read about all of these programs and their impact on our communities in our Annual Report, on our award-winning California Freemason magazine website.