From The East

Brothers and friends,

Happy Summer!

September is here and Lodge is coming out of our abbreviated schedule, back to full operation. The annual Past Master celebration is September 9 th and our first Master Mason Degree is September 23 rd. The degree will be performed by the Past Masters of Hiram lead by CT Deputy Grand Master, RW Bruce Bellmore as he celebrates his 40th year as being master of Hiram Lodge. This is being promoted as our special event of the year so make plans to attend and RSVP ASAP.

October is also busy, Table lodge with a ST. Patrick’s theme on the 14th and our Annual Awards night on the 24th.

In July our traditional combined Stated Communication with Trumbull Lodge was held with a combined effort and plenty of fellowship. The annual Picnic attracted many brothers we had not seen all year with their families. All 70 attending were treated to a good meal with time to reconnect and enjoy.


August 12th Brother Cedric Jacobson traveled from Boston and made a presentation on The Ritual, Reason, and Symbolism of the Initiatic Process. It was very well received, well attending and as always Brother Cedric provided detail and background which was new and engaging. Lodge remained active while going dim and our commitment to the community continues to be strong. LifeHaven Shelter for women and their children again reached out for support and Brother SD Al Johnson

responded within hours to help.

The Pizza Challenge for the Tommy Fund was a great success raising $7,300.00 overall to support families with children undergoing cancer related treatments at Smilow Hospital in New Haven. Keep an eye out for a detailed article on this event in the next distribution of the Connecticut "Freemason" Magazine.

We have added to this commitment by scheduling a cookout for the homeless at Columbus house and Thanksgiving / Christmas meals for Life Haven.

Lodge business continues forward. Along with us having a considerable backlog of EMR’s, interviews are active, our second FC degree and inspection were both successful. Please keep a close eye on the calendar, right here on the

Hiram Lodge # 1 web page for times, dates, locations, and particulars.



Keith Macdowall

Worshipful Master

Check out  Lodge News

to see what's been going on.

Stated Meeting
Past Master's Night

September 9th, 2021
Dinner at 6:30pm


Stated Meeting
Master Mason Degree

September 23, 2021
Presided over by RWB Bruce Bellmore DGM
Dinner at 6:30pm


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Thanks to all who supported and attended the
"New Haven Pizza Challenge"

Hiram Lodge wants to thank Inferno Appiza, The Big Green Truck Pizza, Moon Cutter Co., Entenman's and Porcini International who stepped up and made this event a success. Thanks also to the many area Masonic lodges and youth groups who supported and participated in the event. Your support helped us give a great donation to the Tommy Fund, here at Smilow Children's Cancer Hospital in New Haven.



An offer to members
for a piece of history

Look here to see an offer from WB Mike Calderone.
At a recent lodge 
cleanup we came across dozens of old aprons.
Want to own one for a collection or for travel?


Want to pay your dues on-line?
You can pay with 
PayPal or a Card.
Go to the "Membership Info" tab.
Its fast and easy.
A small fee applies and you'll receive your
Dues Card in the mail.

Unfortunately, due to technology limitations we can only use a drop down menu for the donations for the Master's Relief Fund. 


Please use the drop down menu to add to your Cart to reach the amount of your desired donation. 


Thank you in advance for your kindness.

Hiram Lodge No. 1

Hiram Lodge #1 AF & AM meets in the Lodge Building at 285 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Chartered in 1750, we have been a part of the New Haven community for 271 years. We are the oldest lodge in the state and are proud to be a member of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of Connecticut. We, along with over Ninety other lodges in our state are part of the estimated Six Million members of Free Masonry, world wide. Hiram Lodge #1 is a proud member of our New Haven community. 

Welcome to New Haven, Connecticut USA! We've been citizens of New Haven and the surrounding towns for 271 years. Most of our members live and work in the area and we're proud of our City. If you're a Freemason and plan to be in town, we'd love to welcome you to our lodge. New Haven has excellent museums, shows, parks and Long Island Sound shore line. Shopping and food are tops on the list. Want to know more about New Haven? Click Here!

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Welcome to our website. Hiram Lodge No.1 is a Masonic Lodge in New Haven, Connecticut. The information on this website is meant to inform our members and the public of what is currently happening around our Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. Freemasonry is an organization of men who are interested in self improvement, service to our community and the well being of our fellow brothers and their families. Our Lodge dates back to the time of the founding of our nation and we try to live our lives by the traditions and ideals of our fraternity. We welcome inquiries to our Lodge and Freemasonry in general. Our fraternity is world wide and spans ethnic, religious and political beliefs by welcoming all good men who show an interest in learning and living the ancient teachings. These teachings include a belief in a supreme being, a commitment to good citizenship, moral living and a desire to be a better person.

Want to know more about our history in New Haven? See our "Lodge History" page.  


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