Candle Light Stroll Volunteers needed for the William Pitt Tavern Masonic Museum

Brethren, We are working to establish a volunteer schedule for the  Masonic Museum at the William Pitt Tavern for the six nights of this year’s Candle Light Stroll at Strawbery Banke.  The Dates for for this year;’s stroll are December 1,2,8,9, 15, and 16.  All evenings are Saturdays and Sundays.  Saturdays hours will be 5 to 9 p.m. and Sundays 4 to 8 p.m.  If you can give us one or more evenings as a volunteer guide it will be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Senior Grand Warden David Collins at  or Grand Historian Rod MacDonald at so they can schedule you in for the date{s) you are available.  Although we get help from a number of lodges and individuals in the state, we are really dependent on brothers from the 1st and 5th districts who live nearest to Portsmouth to “fill the ranks”.


Veterans Day 2018

Dinner R.S.V.P. for November 2018′




If you will attending dinner for the St. John’s Stated Communication on November 7, 2018 please click on the button below to make your your reservation



If you will attending dinner for the St. John’s Special Communication on November 28, 2018 please click on the button below to make your your reservation

Master Masons Class for October 2018 –

The theme of this month’s Master Masons Class is:

Choosing and Developing Junior Officers

  This class will discuss Choosing and Developing Junior Officers which will answer these questions and much more.
The Master’s Class is designed for those who will, or might, work their way to the East but also contains important information for any MM. All are welcome (from any District) to join the circle for an open and free discussion. This is not a class room setting with a lecture. It promises to keep you awake !
  • Doesn’t the responsibility of choosing the right officers fall on the Brethren ?
  • Elected or appointed, what’s the difference ?
  • Should I wait until elected to the Master’s position before thinking about other Officers ?
  • If the future of the Lodge is at stake, why is that my responsibility ?
  • Do I draw up my “Plan for the year” first or select the Officers first ? Why ?
  • It is my year, why should I Include all Officers in the programs ?
  • Should others be involved in the Trestle Board ?
  • When I lay out my plan for the year, do I share that with others or let them just follow me ?
  • Do we have to worry if they have learned the ritual ?.  Why ?
  • And the questions go on.  The program is set in a round table format with comments from all.

Please join us for the1st Districts Master’s Class at Star in the East Lodge, downtown Exeter with coffee and donuts (no meal) on Wednesday October 24th from 7 to 9pm. 


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Don’t Let This Happen To You…..

Get Your Dues for 2019 in

before December 30, 2018!

Open House

On October 20th, 2018 Masonic Lodges across the state of New Hampshire will hold an Open House between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  This will include St. John’s and St. Andrews Lodges as well as the Whalley Museum and Hackett House located at 351 Middle Street in Portsmouth, NH.  All members of the public are invited to tour the building !


RSVP for October’s Stated Dinner

Click on the button below to make dinner reservations for St. John’s Lodge No. 1 October 3rd stated meeting.