Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization. As Freemasons we live by an ethical and moral code that distinguishes us and creates an atmosphere where friendship and understanding can grow among men of every religion, race and culture. This is the public website of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. If you're interested in our lodges, and maybe considering an application to join, click and visit our Lodges Page and our Petition Application pages

If you're on Facebook, why not visit and like our page at

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest  fraternal organization. As Freemasons we live by an ethical and moral code that distinguishes us and creates an atmosphere where friendship and understanding can grow among men of every religion, race and culture.

Freemasonry is founded upon principles of tolerance, care, kindness, honesty and trust. These are timeless values that are as relevant to the world today as they were 300 years ago when the organization was established.

Click here to watch the short video, Not just a man. A Mason.


  • Truth, honesty and fair dealing are the cornerstones of respect and dignity in our relationships with others.
  • Charity in thought, word and action makes a positive difference in the lives of others and ourselves.
  • Commitment to our families and friends, courtesy to our neighbors and service to our communities and country are the foundations for a well-lived life.
  • The opportunities for camaraderie, fellowship and service offered by Freemasonry nurture personal growth, making us better men.


Freemasonry induces a strong bond between members and produces life-long friendships.

An essential element of Freemasonry is care for the needs of each other. All Freemasons promise to be aware of the needs of those around them.

A Lodge provides opportunities in organization management, public speaking and character building.

Life balance
In the 21st Century life can be hectic and stressful. Freemasonry is seen by many to be an oasis where calm and order prevail, therefore providing a distinct and refreshing channel where a busy man can find diversion and relaxation.

Most Lodges offer social programs providing opportunities for wives and families to widen their social engagement with other families with common interests.


Freemasonry accepts all men of good character. There are very few limitations, but there are some important exceptions.

Freemasonry requires a belief in deity, for no atheist may become a Mason. It also requires a clean moral life, for a Mason must also be a good citizen. Freemasonry strives to teach a man the duty he owes to God, his country, his neighbor and himself. It inculcates the practice of every virtue and makes an extensive use of symbolism in its teachings. It does not interfere with religion or politics and will not countenance any argument or contention within the Lodge in connection with an attempt to influence the religious or political beliefs of any person.

In Rhode Island, a man must be 18 years old to join. There is no upper limit on age.

Click here for a Membership Petition Application form

We have 24 Lodges in Rhode Island, and they meet monthly. There are meetings taking place every day of the week and many areas of the State have more than one lodge you could join. Below is a table showing when the Lodges meet and what town they are in. Lodges usually serve their local communities but if you have a preference the table may help you choose.

Once we receive your request a Lodge will contact you, send you a petition application.  You must fill out this application and return it.  A committee from the lodge will meet with you.  Your application will be voted upon.  If you receive a favorable ballot, you will be notified when the degrees will begin.  You and other candidates must learn a portion of what will be taking place during your degrees. 









First Ultimate Masonic Challenge Clue



Ultimate Masonic Challenge First Clue-Doyle

Thomas Arthur Doyle (1827–1886) was mayor of Providence for three intervals (each made up of one-year terms): 1864–1869; 1870–1881; and from 1884 until his death in office in 1886. His eighteen years in office was the longest until Mayor "Buddy" Cianci, over 100 years later.




Your Clue: Find where Thomas A. Doyle stand today and cipher the following clue:

F-7-10 | S-4-17 | S-2-2 | F-4-4 | S-1-10

F-2-2 | S-1-4

F-7-10 | S-1-18 | S-4-8 | F-7-3

S-3-1 | F-7-1 | F-5-7 | F-6-1 | S-4-12 |F-1-8

Helpful Challenge Hints:

- If you find the word Grand Lodge at your location, return to the Grand Lodge of RI and search for your next clue.
- Some locations are related...In some way.
- Sometimes it is helpful to review the RI Freemasonry Magazine.  Your never know what you will find in the articles.
- Return to the Ultimate Masonic Challenge page, more hints may appear.

Privacy Policy

Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Island does not sell or provide personally identifying data  to non-affiliate third parties for promotional purposes, but may  collect and share aggregate website statistical information (such as  sales, traffic patterns or related information) with third parties. No  such shared statistics will contain any personally identifying user  information. Confidentiality Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islanddoes not sell or provide personally identifying data to non-affiliate   third parties for promotional purposes, but may collect and share aggregate   website statistical information (such as sales, traffic patterns or related   information) with third parties. No such shared statistics will contain any   personally identifying user information.

Visitor Identification                           When connecting to our website, Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandmay automatically  collect technical non-personally identifiable information. Examples  include the type of Internet browser used, your computer operating  system and the IP address of the website from which you are linked to  our website. When viewing our website, information in the form of a  "cookie" or similar file may also be stored on your computer. This  information helps Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandto tailor its website in a manner to  better match your interests and preferences. If you do not wish to  receive cookies or want to be notified when they are placed on your  computer, many Internet browser's settings allow you to erase existing  "cookies" or block or warn before a cookie is stored on your computer.  Consult your specific browser's instructions to learn more about these  features.

Personal Information Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islanddoes not collect personally identifiable information  (name, address, e-mail address and telephone number) through its  website unless you provide it to us voluntarily. Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandmay ask  you for personal information to respond to your questions; process or  fulfill your order or request; or register you in contests and  sweepstakes. For product or service orders, Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandmay need  additional information in order to process or fulfill your order or  request. Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandwill not share your personal information with  third parties without your permission, except as otherwise necessary to  (i) process or fulfill your order, (ii) respond to your request or  answer your inquiries, (iii) enter you in contests, sweepstakes or  other promotional activities, or (iv) comply with any applicable law,  court order or other judicial process. Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandmay occasionally  hire other companies to provide certain services on its behalf,  including management of contests, sweepstakes and surveys. Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandmay provide such companies with the minimum amount of personal  information necessary to deliver the service, which may not be for any  other purpose. You will not receive e-mails or mailings concerning  Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandor its products, services or promotions unless you  specifically elect to receive such information. Although no system is  currently 100% immune from external attack, Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Islandhas taken  commercially reasonable measures to prevent the unauthorized access and  improper use of your personal information.

© 2015 Grand Masonic Lodge of Rhode Island


Medical Center

If you are in need of medical equipment or have equipment you would like to donate contact: Br. Robert J. Allen, PGM on the Medical Equipment Center cell phone at 401.451.0184 or 401.246.0865.   You can also email us at Read More

medical center 300x240


The COLLEGIVM LVMINOSVM is a new lodge recently granted a Charter from within the Grand Jurisdiction of Rhode Island. Read More



"CH.I.P" as it is known throughout the Rhode Island Masonic community stands for the Child Identification Program adopted by the Freemasons of Rhode Island which provides a significant community service to the many communities in Rhode Island. Read More

chips pic300x240

R∴W∴ Richard F Lynch Library and Museum

Our valuable resource for masonic artifacts and books from within our Jurisdiction and on loan from across the country. Read More

library teaser300x240

Master Mason Rookie Award

The Master Mason Rookie Award is an official means by which we can achieve our membership goals Read More

Grand Lodge Seal

Passport Award Program

A Certificate and Award Pin will be presented to the Brother that successfully visits all RI Lodges Read more


New Wardens Workshop

The Wardens Workshop is designed to provide officers with insight about the responsibilities required of them Read more

Operative masons

The Rhode Island Freemason

The Rhode Island Freemason is the bi-monthly publication of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. See past issues here Read more

Operative masons

Grand Lodge Office

Grand Lodge of Rhode Island
222 Taunton Ave.
East Providence, RI  02914
P: (401) 435-4650

Grand Lodge Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
Weekend: Closed

Please call (401) 435-4650 for additional help and assistance

Contact Us