St. John’s Table Lodge!!!

It has been some time since the last one, but on Saturday June 24th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., in honor of the founding of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717, St. John’s Lodge will be hosting a Table Lodge in the Portsmouth Masonic Temple auditorium/ dining hall.  The meal will feature Prime Rib. Cost will be $25 per person (open to Master Masons only).  Reservations are a must.  R.S.V.P. to Floyd Caron –

Scholarship Presentations

During the Stated Communication,  on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 St. John’s Lodge will be presenting it’s Annual Scholarship Awards to this years named graduating seniors   The presentation ceremony, by itself, is a semi-public event.

In Honor of our Masonic brethren serving in the U.S. Armed Forces

No Master Mason’s Classes in May


All Master Masons of the First Masonic District are reminded THAT there is NO Master Masons Class in May due to the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire’s Annual Communication which will be taking place on May 20th.  In place of the class, all Master Masons are encouraged to attend the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge meeting that begins at 9:30 a.m.  Installation of Grand Lodge Officers will begin at 5:00 p.m.



Degree Rehearsal Night.

All officers and brothers of St. John’s Lodge No.1 who have a roll in the upcoming FC Degree or MM inspection degree are reminded there is a mandatory rehearsal May 10th beginning at 6:00p.m.  

E.A. Degree Night

Brothers of St. John’s Lodge No. 1 are reminded that there is an E.A. Degree being performed Wednesday evening April 19th. Please join us. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., our Degree at 7:00 p.m..



2017 Out Of Hibernation 5K!



Over 160 of  182 registered runners braved the “cool” Saturday weather to run in the 2017 Out of Hibernation 5K Road Race.  Runners registered on line, and in person on Friday night and Saturday morning. Ryan Poluk (No. 152) of Portsmouth came across the finish line with the best time of 17:02 minutes.  Within 47 minutes of the start, all participating runners and walkers had completed the race.  Awards were presented for each category of runners after the race, plus, a number of prizes including Red Sox tickets,  Sunglasses, restaurant gift certificates, tattoo gift certificates, helicopter rides, and many other prizes were awarded by drawing following the presentation.

Past Master of St. John’s Lodge, Dan Stolworthy (left) helps to register runners




Runners begin to assemble in the auditorium of the Portsmouth Masonic Temple Saturday morning (April 8 2017).


Runners Kate MacDonald and husband Tim Smith ready to go to the starting line.



Runners turn out on to Middle Street just after the “starting gun”.





Ryan Poluk (No. 152) slows after just crossing the finish line in first place


Kristen Moses of Manchester begins “cool down” after crossing the finish line.


Runners continued to cross the finish line for nearly 46 minutes after the Out of Hibernation 5K’s start.



After crossing the finish line, runners take a well deserved break before heading into the Portsmouth Masonic Temple’s auditorium for the awards ceremony.


Runners gather for refreshments provided by St. John’s Lodge and to begin the awards ceremony.


Dan Stolworthy (right) and current Master of St. John’s Lodge Nick “Floyd” Caron begin giving the awards for various runner’s categories.


Runners listen carefully to see if their number is drawn for one of the many prizes donated to this year’s 5K.