Clarenville Masonic Lodge No. 23

Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador

V. Wor. Bro. Kevin Butt, W.M. (Acting)

"In a world where men do battle over whose definition of God is most accurate, I cannot adequately express the deep respect and admiration I feel toward an organization in which men of differing faiths are able to 'break bread together' in a bond of brotherhood, friendship, and camaraderie." - Dan Brown, Author

Clarenville Lodge #8498 was consecrated in 1973 under the Grand Lodge of England and would go on to become Clarenville Lodge #23 under the jursidiction of the Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador. We are a vibrant lodge with a number of new members, various social activities and causes that we support.

Each year the Lodge Supports the Clarenville High Scholarship Trust Foundation with a $500 scholarship, help out our brothers in the Shrine with their fund raising campaigns, prepare and serve breakfast program at Riverside Elementary School when scheduled, take a turn calling bingo and providing a prize for the residents at Clarenville Retirement Center, and assist the Salvation Army Christmas with their Christmas Kettles when called upon.

Regular meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month except for the third Tuesday in June. Installation is held on the second Saturday in March. No regular meetings are held in July, August and December.

Clarenville Shrine-Masonic Center

The Clarenville Shrine-Masonic Center was the first building to be shared by both the Shriners and the Masons in North America. The old railway station building was bought by the Shriners from the Clarenville Town Council for a nominal fee. It was then taken on as a conservation project when they outgrew their former building and realized that the old train station was probably doomed to demolition if someone didn't step in to give it a new lease on life.

"Freemasonry is a fraternal organization, dedicated to the building of character among men through the teaching and practice of the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, in all its undertakings. Its members adhere to a belief in a Supreme Being, high moral standards, and conformance to the laws of the country of their residence "

Gracious recipients of "Lodge of the Year Award - 2004"