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Bretheren,  We had some problems with our web page earlier this year that resulted in the loss of a number of pages and menus.  These items are being restored one-by-one but it will probably take the remainder of February to get everything restored and up and running

MM Degree Rescheduling

Due to a change in Grand Lodge (NH) policy, the MM Degree schedule for February 20th is rescheduled for March 20th. Candidates originally scheduled for February 20th. will “return their lessons” at the March 2019  Stated Communication.

R.S.V.P. For February Dinners

If you plan to attend February’s stated meeting on the 6th or special Communication-MM Degree on the 20th please R.S.V.P. below.

For the February 6th stated:


For the February 20th special stated:


From Lydia’s with thanks


At the January 2nd  stated meeting of St. John’s Lodge, N0. 1, Br. Dale Sprague presented the Lodge with a framed collection of “Thank Yous” from the residence of Lydia’s House of Hope in Somersworth, N.H.  St. John’s has”adopted” Lydia’s as one of the charities it regularly support.  Br. Sprague (left) seen here presenting the collage of “Thank Yous”  to  St. John’s newly installed Master, Wor. Gregg Annis.  has been very involved in supporting Lydia’s House of Hope and in organizing  Lodge Holiday Season programs for Lysia’s.



S.J.M.A. January Meeting

The St John’s Masonic Association will be holding its regular monthly  Board meeting at 5 pm on January 2, 2019 —the same day as St. John’s

January  Stated Meeting. All those interested are invited to attend.

Two items of focus include our heating system and security alarms. With more information to follow.

The lodge stated meeting will go into recess for rescheduled 2019 Association elections. The elections will be open to all Brothers interested in a leadership position and the slate chosen by the nomination committee. Written ballots will be taken.

R.S.V.P. for January Dinners


To make reservations for the January 2 stated meeting dinner:



To make reservations for the January 16 F.C. Degree dinner:

Installation of Officers for 2019

On Saturday afternoon , December 8, 2018, the  Officers of St. John’s Lodge No. 1 for 2019. were installed. R.W. William Sawyer served as the Installing Officer.  The event was also attended by M.W. John E. Lobdell, the current Grand Master for New Hampshire and R.W.  John F. Gordon past Grand Master for New Hampshire, both of whom participated in the installation ceremony. The event was well attended by friends families, and brother Masons from a number of lodges across the state.


R.W. Mike Stewart, who served as Installation Chaplain, conducts an opening prayer


Boy Scout Troop 164 leads those attending the installation in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


Friends, families, and fellow Masons filled the “sidelines” to witness the installation.


R.W. William Sawyer administers the Master’s oath to incoming St. John’s Master Gregg Annis


M.W. John F. Gordon (right) and R.W. William Sawyer (left) installed St. John’s Officers


Outgoing Master Wor. Rob Johnson turns the charter of St. John’s Lodge over to newly installed Master Wor, Gregg Annis


M.W. John E. Lobdell, Grand Master for New Hampshire, gives newly installed Wor. Gregg Annis the Master’s Charge.


Wor. Rob Johnson, says “farewell to the East” and congratulates Wor. Gregg Annis on his ascent to “the Orient Chair”.

The high point of Wor. Gregg Annis installation may have been the surprise arrival of his daughter who flew in from Hawaii to attend her father’s installation.


Wor. Gregg Annis and attending family members assemble in the “East” for a family portrait.


Wor. Gregg Annis stands as the Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 1 for 2019.