Celebrating 280 years of Freemasonry in South Carolina - First South Carolina Lodge Chartered 1735
Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. It is dedicated to promoting improvement in the character of its members. A Mason is taught to be a good citizen, to be of good character, & to care for those less fortunate.
Freemasonry traces its roots to the Middle Ages. It is from associations of stone masons, who built the magnificent cathedrals, castles, and monasteries of Europe that the fraternity started. These groups, eventually, began to accept members who were not actual working masons.
They adopted the term "Accepted" Masons, and Freemasonry was born.
Next Grand Lodge Events
Grand Masters Edict No.1
Our Grand Master MWB William B. Rogers has issued the following Edict to our Brothers in this jurisdiction. Click here to read
Monday, February 29th
Most Worshipful William B. Rogers, Grand Master of Master of Masons in South Carolina has called a Special Communication at Kershaw Lodge no. 29 AFM. Located at 833 John G. Richards Way in Camden, SC 29020.
All Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts and Master Masons in good standing are invited to attend.
You need to call or email the Grand Lodge and let them know how many are going to attend. Dinner will be served at 6:30. Grand Lodge will open at 7:30.
The Grand Masters Workshop for Senior and Junior Wardens will be held on March 19th at the Scottish Rite Center 7230 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29209. The meeting will start at 9AM and lunch will be served. All Senior and Junior Wardens are expected to attend.
279th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina Will be held on April 28th and 29th, at the Embassy Suites, Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center located at 670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville SC 29607.
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The Masonic Light Newsletter is now available online in a downloadable format. Look under the resources tab to find the page or just click here.
MWB William B Rogers-Grand Master Tie and Coin are also available for purchase by contacting MWB Gerald L Carver-Grand Secretary at 803-808-4377 or DDGM's and Subordinate Grand Lodge Officers. The Grand Master Tie is $20.00 and the Grand Master Coin is $5.00.
In gratitude for our Veteran’s service, as Grand Master I am placing upon the trestle board a request that every Lodge in our Grand Jurisdiction support all of the four VA centers with an emphasis on the Richard Campbell Nursing Home in Anderson South Carolina.
Masonic License Plate Available from SC Dept of Motor Vehicles. Membership verification required.
Ancient Free Masons license plates are $30.00 every two years in addition to the registration fee.
Applicant must present a current dues card from the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of SC.
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