2022/23 Installation Ceremony

October 12, 2022 – Installation Ceremony

On Wednesday, October 12th, Manchester Lodge held its Installation Ceremony for its 2022/23 Officers. After serving the Lodge as Master for the past two terms, Wor. Todd Crane passed the Master’s gavel on to Wor. James Brown.

Equally as notable, newly raised Mason, Bro. Dean Brown, was installed as Jr. Deacon. Dean and Jim’s first cousin, Wor. Rus Brown, was also involved in the ceremony. Brothers Brown, Brown, and Brown are very proud to be members of this great Lodge.

The evening was open to family and friends and everyone had a wonderful evening. Todd Crane treated members and guests to a delicious meal featuring his dad’s famous fish dinner. As usual, he did an excellent job and is commended for his dedication and hard work.

Wor. Jim Brown would like to thank RW. Eric Bergengren & his suite, Wor. William E. Shofner – Marshall and Wor. William Cicci – Chaplain for presiding over the ceremony. All three of these men are distinguished leaders within the fraternity and throughout the community.

Raising of 3 New Candidates

August 17, 2022 – Raising of 3 New Candidates

On Wednesday, August 17th, Manchester Lodge raised three new candidates to the Degree of the Master Mason. What made the evening more special was that two of the candidates, Theo and Gus Brown, are the sons of Rus Brown, and the third candidate, Dean Brown, is the first cousin of Rus and Jim Brown. Jim and Rus are very active Masons at Manchester Lodge and were both very proud to participate in this ceremony.

2021 Community Christmas Dinner

December 8, 2021 – Annual Community Christmas Dinner

The Manchester Masonic Lodge hosted its annual Community Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, December 8th. With over 40 guests attending, the evening was a huge success. Once again, the kitchen crew served a delicious meal including roast beef, roast turkey and all the fixings. Attendees enjoyed Christmas music as well as the opportunity to catch up with friends and family. We would like to thank those of you that attended and we wish you a healthy and happy new year!

Thank You!

The Manchester Masonic Lodge and The Manchester American Legion would like to extend a very sincere thank you to all who joined us at the 375th Anniversary Celebration Post Parade Cookout last Saturday, September 25th. To the residence of Manchester and Essex, members of the Shriner’s organization, friends, family, and guests – you made this a very special day. Please know that 100% of the profits from ticket sales will go directly into the Manchester Masonic Lodge Angel Fund. [Click Here for More Photos]

375th Anniversary Celebration Post Parade Cookout

Hosted by the Manchester Masonic Lodge & Manchester Legion, Post 113



The Manchester Masonic Lodge and Manchester Legion, Post 113 gratefully extend an invitation to members of our community to attend the 375th Celebration Post Parade Cookout on Saturday, September 25th for fine food, music, and company. The event will begin immediately after the post parade festivities at Coach Field Playground. The cookout will be hosted at the Manchester Legion Hall, 14 Church St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA and the menu will include a choice of Lobster, Steak or Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Salad, Rolls, and Beverages. Tickets are $30.00/person and are available online at BUY TICKETS HERE, and at 4 Beach, 4 Beach Street, Manchester. Proceeds from the dinner will go directly to the Manchester Masonic Angel Fund, a fund that has been benefitting children and students in our community for the past 30 years.