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Research Lodges & Masonic research in general

I have attempted to list all U.S. research lodges and similar groups I know of, particularly those that have a website (those that do are underlined on this webpage). I will also include listings of research lodges in other countries, when I know of them. Please feel free to contact me with information about other research lodges to list, or suggestions for corrections or improvements in the information on this site. You can contact me by clicking on my name: Paul M. Bessel

United States Research Lodges & Groups in States

Alabama Alabama Lodge of Research   http://www.alabamalodgeofresearch.org/
Confederate Military Lodge of Research 
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~comilor/data/
Alaska none?
Arizona Arizona Research Lodge #1
Southern Arizona Research Lodge #2
Colman-Holley Research Lodge #3
Arkansas none?
California Northern California Research Lodge http://www.calodges.org/ncrl/ 
Southern California Research Lodge
http://www.calodges.org/scrl/ 
El Camino Research Lodge
http://www.calodges.org/ecrl/ 
Orange County Research Lodge
Colorado Research Lodge of Colorado, AF&AM
Connecticut Philosophic Lodge of Research
Masonic Lodge of Research
Delaware Delaware Lodge of Research
District of Columbia Pythagoras Lodge of Research
Florida Florida Lodge of Research
Georgia Georgia Lodge of Research, Atlanta
Lodge of Research #1, Savannah
Lodge of Research #2 of Columbus
Lodge of Research #4 of Macon
Hawaii none?
Idaho Research Lodge #1965
Illinois Illinois Lodge of Research
Indiana Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research
Iowa Research Lodge No. 2
Kansas Kansas Lodge of Research
Kentucky Ted Adams Lodge of Research
William O. Ware Lodge of Research #999
Louisiana Louisiana Lodge of Research http://www.la-mason.com/llr.htm 
Maine Maine Lodge of Research http://www.mainemason.org/mlr
Maryland Maryland Masonic Research Society
Massachusetts Massachusetts Chapter of Research
Michigan Michigan Lodge of Research #1
Minnesota Educational Lodge #1002   www.edlodge1002.org
Mississippi Mississippi Lodge of Research http://www.mslodgeofresearch.org
Missouri Missouri Lodge of Research http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/1190/index.html 
Montana none?
Nebraska none?
Nevada Nevada Lodge of Research #1
Nevada Lodge of Research #2
New Hampshire Anniversary Lodge of Research #175 http://www.furber.com/alor/
New Jersey New Jersey Lodge of Masonic Research & Education #1786 http://www.njlore1786.org/
New Mexico Lodge of Research of New Mexico
New York Justice Robert H. Jackson Lodge of Research http://www.netsync.net/users/wnymason/just1.htm 
American Lodge of Research  
http://www.americanlodgeofresearch.org 
Western New York Lodge of Research
Infinity Lodge for Study & Research
Third Millenium Lodge of Research
North Carolina I do not know of any research lodges in this jurisdiction.
North Dakota Frontier Army Lodge of Masonic Research #1875 http://mastermason.com/falmr/index.htm 
Ohio Ohio Lodge of Research http://olr.freemason.com/
Ohio Chapter of Research
Dr. Charles H. Wesley Masonic Research Society
http://www.phaohio.org/chwmrs/ 
Oklahoma Oklahoma Lodge of Research http://www.geocities.com/oklahoma_lodge_of_research/oklahoma_lodge_of_research.html 
Oregon Research Lodge of Oregon #198 http://masonry.dhs.org/ 
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Lodge of Research http://www.pagrandlodge.org/programs/lodgeofresearch/index.html
Rhode Island none?
South Carolina South Carolina Masonic Research Society
http://www.scmrs.org
South Dakota South Dakota Lodge of Masonic Research http://mastermason.com/sdresearchlodge/ 
Frontier Army Lodge of Masonic Research #1875
http://mastermason.com/falmr/index.htm 
Tennessee Tennessee Lodge of Research
Texas Texas Lodge of Research http://pentium2.gower.net/Community/tlr/ 
Utah Utah Masonic Research Lodge www.utahgrandlodge.org 
Vermont Vermont Lodge of Research F&AM #110
Virginia Virginia Research Lodge #1777
A. Douglas Smith, Jr., Lodge of Research #1949
http://bessel.org/ads.htm 
Civil War Lodge of Research #1865
http://bessel.org/cwlr.htm 
Virginia Research Royal Arch Chapter
Washington Walter F. Meier Lodge of Research #281
Eastern Washington Lodge of Research #310
West Virginia none?
Wisconsin Silas H. Shepherd Lodge of Research #1843
Wyoming none?

Other Research Lodges & Groups in the U.S.

The Philalethes Society http://www.freemasonry.org/psoc
The Phylaxis Society This associate meets twice yearly at various locations in the United States, the times and venues being advertised in its magazine, Phylaxis, which is nominally a quarterly publication.
Full membership: open to Master Masons from Grand Lodges of Prince Hall Afiliation and Grand Lodges in amity with PHA Grand Lodges.
Subscription to the magazine is open to all Master Masons, priced US$25 pa.
All communications to the Secretary:
WBro Tommy Rigmaiden, FPS
808 LaFitte Drive
Alexandria LA 71302 USA
phone: 318-449 4979, email:
Tsrrc7@aol.com
Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Scottish Rite Research Society http://www.srmason-sj.org/council/resrch1.htm 

Canada

Ontario The Heritage Lodge No. 730, Cambridge, Ontario
http://grandlodge.on.ca/heritage/
Toronto Society for Masonic Research
http://tsmr.org/
British Columbia Mid Island Lodge of Education and Research
 (merged with the Victoria Lodge of Education and Research)
http://www.island.net/~nryder/milerhom.html 
Vancouver Lodge of Education and Research, Vancouver
Victoria Lodge of Education and Research
Alberta Fiat Lux Lodge of Research #1980
Aurora Borealis Lodge of Research #1999, in the Peace River District of Alberta
Internet Lodge of Research U.D.
http://www.internetlodge.ab.ca/ 
Saskatchewan Solomon Lodge of Research #5986, Saskatchewan
     meets at Sakatoon; for more details email Larry Wong
wongl@admin.usask.ca

Europe

United Kingdom Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076
Internet Lodge No. 9659
http://internet.lodge.org.uk/ 
Canonbury Masonic Research Centre
http://www.canonbury.ac.uk/ 
Lodge of Research No.2429, Province of Leics.& Rutland, UK.
Lodge of Research No.2429, Leics.& Rutland
George Taylor Lodge No 9819 UGLE

Dormer Masonic Study Circle http://dormermsc.org/login.asp
Scotland Anchor Lodge of Research (Renfrewshire West) # 1814
Lodge Hope of Kurrachee No. 337 http://www.lodgehope337.org.uk/
Ireland Lodge of Research #CC (Dublin)
France John Scot Erigena Lodge #1000 (GLF)
Phoenix Lodge of Research #30 (GLNF)
Villard de Honnecourt Lodge of Research #81 (GLNF)
The Link #2 (Nantes) specializing in the historical relations between freemasonry and the navies, maritime matters, etc.
Italy Torrione Lodge of Research http://www.geocities.com/lodge34/ 

 

Australia South Australian Lodge of Research #216 http://expage.com/page/southaustralianlodgeofresearch 
Victorian Lodge of Research No 218
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/6779/index.html 
Leichhardt Lodge of Research No. 225
http://members.tripod.com/~jomastes/leichhardt_lodge/info.html 
Kring Nieuw Holland (Circle New Holland)
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/4073/
Holden Research Circle http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Rhodes/3436/  
New Zealand RESEARCH LODGE OF SOUTHLAND 415 NZC
This associate meets at Invercargill, New Zealand, at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of March, May (Installation), July, September and November. Its transactions are published five times per year.
All communications to the Secretary: RWBro A L Humphries, PGW
25 John St
Otatara No 9 RD
Invercargill 9521
New Zealand
phone: 03-213 0391
Australian & New Zealand Masonic Research Council
http://anzmrc.org
Secretary: Kent Henderson <kent@netlink.com.au>, PO Box 332, Williamstown, Vic 3016, Australia.

Publications:
Quarterly newsletter, Harashim
Bi-ennial Proceedings
Books by noted Masonic authors
Editor: Tony Pope <tonypope@riverland.net.au>

Directory of Associate and Affiliate members.

Directory of associates
NSW Newcastle Masonic Study Circle
NZ Research Lodge of Southland 415 NZC
RSA Lyceum Lodge of Research 6882 EC
USA The Phylaxis Society
VIC Golden Jubilee Chapter of Research 79 VC (RA)
Southern Cross Chapter of Improvement (A&AR)

NEWCASTLE MASONIC STUDY CIRCLE
This associate meets at the Masonic Centre, Newcastle, NSW, at 7 pm on the first Monday of February, May, August (AGM) and November. A copy or precis of papers presented is included with the notice paper.
All communications to the Secretary: WBro Philip A Carter
29 Ocean St
Dudley
New South Wales 2290
phone: H 02-4942 6349, W 02-4929 7711.
fax: 02-4929 7713.

GOLDEN JUBILEE CHAPTER OF RESEARCH 79 VC (RA)
All communications to Scribe E: EmComp T R (Rex) Little
PO Box 46
Nunawading
Victoria 3131
phone: 03-878 7670.

SOUTHERN CROSS CHAPTER OF IMPROVEMENT (A&AR)
This associate meets at Emulation Hall, 3 Rochester Road, Canterbury (Melbourne) quarterly, on the 5th Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.
All communications to the Secretary: T R (Rex) Little
PO Box 46
Nunawading
Victoria 3131
phone: 03-878 7670.


Directory of affiliates
NSW Canberra Lodge of Research & Instruction (ACT)
Research Lodge of New South Wales 971
NZ Hawkes Bay Research Lodge 305
Masters' & Past Masters' Lodge 130
Research Lodge of Wellington 194
Waikato Lodge of Research 445
Qld Barron Barnett Lodge 146
Toowoomba Lodge of Instruction
W H Green Memorial Masonic Study Circle
W H J Mayers Memorial Lodge of Research
SA South Australian Lodge of Research 216
Tas Hobart Lodge of Research 62
Launceston Lodge of Research 69
Vic Chisel Lodge 434
WA Western Australian Lodge of Research 277

CANBERRA LODGE OF RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION
All communications to the Secretary: WBro Neil Morse
PO Box 26
Civic Square
Australian Capital Territory 2608
email <latomia@ozemail.com.au>.

RESEARCH LODGE OF NEW SOUTH WALES 971
This affiliate meets at the Masonic Centre, 279 Castlereagh St, Sydney, five times a year, at 7.30 pm on the first Tuesday in March (Installation), May, July, September and November.
Meetings are usually in the First Degree; dress is dinner suit and regalia. Visitors are welcome. There is a charge for refreshment from all present.
Full membership is $30 a year.
Correspondent members are accepted from all recognised jurisdictions; fee $12 a year.
Publication: Veritatem Petite, 5 issues per year, with the notice paper.
Papers for presentation in lodge are welcome; copies, double spaced should be sent to the Secretary for consideration by the Publications Committee.
All communications to the Secretary: VWBro Andrew Walker, PDGDC
92 Bogalara Rd
Toongabbie
New South Wales 2146
phone: 02-9631 1486, email <awalker@fastlink.com.au>.

HAWKES BAY RESEARCH LODGE 305 NZC
This affiliate meets quarterly at TeMata Lodge Room, Havelock North (Hastings), New Zealand, at 7.30 pm on the first Monday of February, May, August (Installation, 6.30 pm) and November.
Annual membership dues are $10 for all categories: full members (PMs and IMs), Associates (MMs) and lodges. There is no correspondence circle.
Publication: Transactions accompany the notice paper.
All communications to the Secretary: WBro Brian Paget
32 Ploughman Crescent
Napier 4001
New Zealand
phone & fax: 6-843 1995, email <paget@clear.net.nz>.

MASTERS' & PAST MASTERS' LODGE 130 NZC
This affiliate meets at Christchurch, New Zealand, at 7.15 pm on the third Wednesday of March (Installation), May, July, September and November.
Publication: Transactions in pamphlet form accompany the notice paper.
All communications to the Secretary: WBro A L (Les) Gray
PO Box 277
Christchurch 8000
New Zealand
phone: 03-352 8952, email <algray@XTRA.CO.NZ>.

RESEARCH LODGE OF WELLINGTON 194 NZC
This affiliate meets at Udy St, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand, at 6.15 pm on the second Thursday of March, May, July, September and November (Installation).
Publication: Transactions in pamphlet form accompany the notice paper.
All communications to the Secretary: WBro P J Brooke
Box 11-507, Manners St PO
Wellington 6034
New Zealand
phone: H 644-389 3284, W 04-496 4099
email
phil.brooke@xtra.co.nz

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WAIKATO LODGE OF RESEARCH 445 NZC
This affiliate meets six times per year at various places in the Waikato District of New Zealand, at 7.30 pm on the third Tuesday of March (Installation, at Rotorua), May, July, September and November.
Publication: Transactions in pamphlet form, 5 issues per year.
All communications to the Secretary: WBro A D Mabon
PO Box 7202
Te Ngae
Rotorua 3230
New Zealand
phone: 07-345 9393.

BARRON BARNETT LODGE 146 QC
This affiliate meets at the Memorial Masonic Centre, Ann St, Brisbane, six times per year, on the third Wednesday of odd months at 7.15 pm - January, March, May, July, September, November (Installation).
Meetings are tyled and dress is formal (summer dress September to April); all Masons are welcome as visitors; no charge for festive board.
Membership open only to Past Masters; fees $12.50, dual $8.50, aged $4.60, plus GL dues.
Publications: Lectures with the summons.
No formal correspondence circle, but lectures sent to interested persons at $10 per year.
All communications to the Secretary: RWBro K G W Wells, PDGM, Kellerman Lecturer
PO Box 75
Wavell Heights North
Queensland 4012
phone: 07-3266 7086.

TOOWOOMBA LODGE OF INSTRUCTION
This affiliate meets at the Masonic Centre, Neil St, Toowoomba, for research purposes at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of each month except January (Installation April). It is not a warranted lodge, but meets under the sanction of Fidelity Lodge 357 QC.
Publication: The Beacon, distributed with the summons.
All communications to the Secretary: WBro Robert Murphy, PSGD
15 Skoien St
Toowoomba
Queensland 4350
phone: 07-4635 5119.

W H GREEN MEMORIAL MASONIC STUDY CIRCLE
This affiliate meets at the Masonic Centre, 42 Walker St, Townsville, quarterly, at 7.30 pm, on the fifth Thursday of the month.
Publication: Lampada, distributed quarterly with the summons.
All communications to the Secretary: RWBro Graham Stead, PAGM
PO Box 5533 MC
Townsville
Queensland 4810
phone & fax: 07-4725 4288, email <gstead@ozemail.com.au>.

W H J MAYERS MEMORIAL LODGE OF RESEARCH
This affiliate meets at the Masonic Centre, 8 Minnie St, Cairns, five times a year, at 7.30 pm on the second Friday of March, May, July, September and the first Friday of November (Installation). It is not a warranted lodge, but works under sanction of Gregory Lodge 50H QC. Brethren wear neat casual dress, without regalia. There is no charge for refreshments.
Membership is open to Master Masons (annual fees $15) and to other research bodies with a reciprocal arrangement for exchange of publications.
Publication: The Lectern, distributed with the summons.
All communications to the Secretary: Bro H Lovewell, Kellerman Lecturer
P O Box 6527
Cairns
Queensland 4870
phone: 070 930 284.

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LODGE OF RESEARCH 216
<http://expage.com/page/southaustralianlodgeofresearch>
This affiliate meets at the Payneham Masonic Hall, Marden, six times per year, on the third Friday of even months at 7.30 pm - February, April, June, August, October (Installation, 6.30 pm), December.
Meetings are tyled, and opened in the degree appropriate to the lecture; dress is black or white tie, or dark lounge suit, and regalia. Visitors are welcome; there is a charge of $2.50 for refreshments.
Full membership: open to Master Masons who are members in good standing of a Craft lodge in SA or NT; annual fees are $60, country members $50 (which includes cost of publications), plus GL dues if not paid through another lodge.
Correspondence Circle: membership is open to Master Masons in good standing, and to lodges and Masonic bodies or groups, under the jurisdiction of GLSA or of a GL in amity with GLSA. There are two grades of annual subscriptions: A-$15 (summons and inserts only); B-$40 (as A, plus annual transactions).
Publications: annual transactions (Masonic Research in South Australia) and a 10-page A4 insert in the summons (Gleanings).
All communications to the Secretary: WBro Graham Murray, JP, PGSwdB, Kellerman Lecturer
PO Box 3
Marden
South Australia 5070
phone: 08-8289 2487, email <gdmurray@picknowl.com.au>.

HOBART LODGE OF RESEARCH 62 TC
This affiliate meets at the Masonic Temple, 3 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart (GL fax 002 238159, email <gltas@southcom.com.au>), quarterly, on the third Friday of March (Installation 6.30 pm) and November (7.30 pm), and at 7.30 pm at various places and dates in June and August .
Meetings are tyled; visiting Master Masons are always welcome as honorary members, and brethren below the rank of Master Mason are invited on appropriate occasions; preferred dress is dinner suit, black tie, or lounge suit. A donation is usual at the Installation festive board. Questions submitted in writing to the Secretary by August will be answered at the November meeting.
Full membership: (Class A) is open to local Master Masons in good standing and associated lodges; fees $10 per year, in advance.
Corresponding membership: (Class B) is open to Master Masons; fees $20 per year, in advance.
Publications: Annual Transactions, cost included in subscription.
All communications to the Secretary: VWBro Horst G Maass, PGChaplain
7 Amberley Court
Blackmans Bay
Tasmania 7052
phone: 03-6229 4859.

LAUNCESTON LODGE OF RESEARCH 69 TC
This affiliate meets at the Masonic Temple, Brisbane St, Launceston, five times a year at 7.30 pm on the second Friday of February, May, July (Installation), August and November.
Meetings are tyled, and opened in the degree appropriate to the lecture. Dress is dinner suit. Master Masons are welcomed as visitors. There is no charge for refreshment.
There is a Rhetoric Lodge of Instruction, held under sanction of Launceston Lodge of Research, which meets in the library at the Launceston Temple at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, for Master Masons; dress: street clothes without regalia.
Full membership is open to Master Masons in good standing in a Tasmanian Craft lodge, fees $30 pa.
Correspondence Circle: subscription for Australian members $20, overseas $25.
Publication: Proceedings, included with the summons.
All communications to the Secretary: RWBro K W Hepburn, PGW
40 Sheridan Court
Launceston
Tasmania 7250
phone: 03-6244 5094, email: <k.hepburn@microtech.com.au>.

CHISEL LODGE 434 VC
This affiliate meets at Kerang at 8 pm on the third Thursday of each month from February to July and in November, for research, and has a dual Installation with Kerang Lodge 100 VC on the first Saturday in September.
Meetings are tyled in the required degree; dress is formal/informal. Visitors are welcome. There is no charge for refreshment. There is no correspondence circle, and lectures are not published.
All communications to the Secretary: WBro R D Walker
P O Box 125
Maldon
Victoria 3463
phone: 04-1457 5796

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LODGE OF RESEARCH 277
This affiliate meets at the Grand Lodge Building, Terrace Road, Perth, monthly from March to November (Installation in March), on the fifth weekday of the month; visitors are received at 8 pm.
Meetings are tyled and all lectures are given in the Third Degree; members and visitors pay $5 for a two-course supper.
Full membership: open to Master Masons who are subscribing members of a Craft lodge under GLWA, but the Master and Wardens must be Past Masters; fees $25 pa.
Correspondence Circle: open to Masons in good standing, and to lodges and groups in amity with GLWA; fees $25 pa.
Study group: open to all members; meets monthly, on the second Sunday.
Publications: Transactions, printed booklets of lectures, sent to members three times a year.
Communications to the Secretary: WBro Peter Verrall, PJGD, Kellerman Lecturer
23 Crufts Way
Canning Vale
Western Australia 6155
phone: 08-9455 3912, email <pverrall@q-net.net.au>.

South Africa
Lyceum Lodge of Research No.6882 EC
This associate meets at Freemasons' Hall, Clarendon Circle, Johannesburg, South Africa, on the third Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and November (Installation) at 7.30 pm.
All communications to the Secretary: WBro Rodney Grosskopff
PO Box 1476
Parklands 2121
South Africa
fax: 27-11-880 5398, email <
ManfredHermer@yebo.co.za>.

Cape Masonic Research Association http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/7275/ 

 


Lebanon
Veritas Lodge for Study and Research
Established in 1993 and holds its meetings in Beirut using the Arabic language.


Links to other webpages relating to Masonic research

The Philalethes Society
The Phylaxis Society
Publications, Research Groups, and Libraries from the website of the 1st Masonic District of New Jersey


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