This is the official website of Russell Lodge #479 Masonic Lodge located in beautiful Russell, Ontario (Canada).   The Russell Masonic Lodge was established in 1906 and has occupied it’s current location since 1915. The Lodge building is one of the oldest in Russell and many of its founding members were prominent members of its community.

To learn more about the history of Russell Lodge and its founding members, please click here.

Interior of Russell Lodge
Interior of Russell Lodge
Russell Lodge
Russell Lodge

How can one become a Mason?

One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members. However, anyone should feel free to approach any Mason to seek further information about the Craft.

Membership is for men, 21 years of age or older, who meet the qualifications and standards of character and reputation, who are of good moral character, and who believe in the existence of a Supreme Being.

A man who wants to join a lodge must understand that his character will be investigated. After approval by the members of that lodge, he will be accepted as an applicant for membership in Freemasonry.

The doors of Freemasonry are open to men who seek harmony with their fellow man, feel the need for self-improvement and wish to participate in making this world a better place in which to live.

Any man who becomes a Mason is taught a pattern for living – reverence, morality, kindness, honesty, dependability and compassion. He must be prepared to honor his country, uphold its laws and respect those in authority. He must be prepared to maintain honorable relations with others and be willing to share in Masonic activities.

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Additional information can be obtained from the website of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario

2015: The 100th anniversary of the Russell Lodge building.

A commemorative coin has been issued by the Lodge in honor of the 100th anniversary of our historical Lodge building.

Our coins are available to all masons and members of the public for purchase.

All proceeds will go towards the beautification and renovation of our historical building.

Cost: $15,00

Shipping & handling : $5.00 (if applicable)

Commemorative Coin

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