Norfolk Lodge, established in 1874, meets on the second Monday of every month from September to June. The Lodge is located on 1101 Highland Avenue in Needham, Massachusetts.

About Masonry

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. With lodges in almost every country, you can travel almost any place in the world and find the warm hand of brotherhood extended to you. In the U.S. alone, there are over 13,000 lodges. Most small towns have a lodge, and large cities usually have several.

Masonry as we know it today, most likely grew out of the guilds of operative stonemasons in Europe who built the castles and cathedrals of the middle ages. Several of the Founding Fathers in the United States were Freemasons, like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

What Masons do

Masons are moral, honest men who work together to improve themselves and their communities. Freemasons in North America contribute on average around 2 million dollars every single day of the year to various charities. Masons are responsible for collecting more than 80% of the blood collected by the Red Cross in Massachusetts. The Child ID program (CHIP), which reaches thousands of children each year, is operated by Masons.

There are currently around 6 million Freemasons in the world; about 2 million of those are in the United States. The goal of Freemasonry is to enhance and strengthen the character of the individual man by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, education, and leadership based on the three ancient Masonic tenets; Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

Do You Want to be a Mason?

Any man, regardless of color, religion, income, nationality or social standing, who is 18 years of age or older and of good moral character, who comes well-recommended, and who believes in a Supreme Being may become a Freemason. Think about becoming one today! As a Mason, you will find friendship and fraternity. You will develop life skills like self-confidence, leadership, and effective communication. Contact us or the Grand Lodge for information on how to join.


If you have a desire to join Freemasonry or would like further information, please contact any one of the Lodge Officers listed below:

Office Name Email Address Phone Number
Master of the Lodge Wor. Michael Centola (781) 400-5573
Lodge Ambassador Bro. Douglas L. Rainville Bro. Douglas L. Rainville (617) 899-5833

Directions to Norfolk Lodge

Norfolk Lodge is located at 1101 Highland Avenue in Needham, Massachusetts.

From the Mass Pike, take exit 14, onto 128/I-95 south. From 128/I-95, merge onto Highland Avenue via exit number 19B, south-west towards Needham. After passing the 3rd set of traffic lights, keep going for about 1/4 mile, then the lodge will be on your right side.

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