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Scot Newbury is a "Freemason in the Digital Age," a Past Master of St. Mark's Lodge and writes about topics of interest to Freemasons and those interested in Freemasonry. You can read his writing at http://scotnewbury.com.

Officers for 2018 Installed

On Sunday, January 14, the Brothers of St. Mark’s Lodge surrounded by friends and family installed their Officers for 2018.

In addition to installing the officers, St. Mark’s also recognized several of the charities we’ve supported over the years and presented a token of appreciation to our “Tree Boss,” Bro. Fred Davila for his work in organizing our annual Christmas Tree sale.

Following the installation, a roast beef dinner was served by members of Eastern Star and the Derry Assembly of The International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

Congratulations to our new Officers!

The Christmas trees have arrived!


It’s that time of year again when the lawn at the
Derry Masonic Temple turns into a pine grove full of Christmas trees!

They come in every shape and size, and there’s sure to be one that will bring a smile to your face as you enjoy this holiday season.

We’re not just selling Christmas trees this year, we’re also accepting donations for some very worthy causes – Toys for Tots, The Food Pantry,  Sonshine Soup Kitchen, and the End 68 Hours of Hunger program.

So come on by, drop off a donation, pick out tree, or maybe a wreath. We also have ornaments, and be sure to take a picture at the
selfie station!

We’re open Monday-Friday from 2-8pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-8pm until the trees are gone.

Join us for our Open House on October 21

Have you ever wondered about what Freemasonry is or does?

This year on October 21st from 9am until 3pm, St. Mark’s Lodge will join all the other Lodges in New Hampshire in opening our doors to the public.

The members of St. Mark’s will be there to answer as many of your questions as we can, dispel some of the myths, and gladly show you our Lodge room.

In conjunction with the open house, we’ll also be hosting a breakfast from 8-11am and accepting donations which will be used to help support local charities and causes as we have in the past.

So, come on down, enjoy a bite to eat, and get your questions answered.

See you then!

Congratulations to our Newest Master Masons!

Master Mason Degree on Sept 25, 2017
Despite the unusual heat of late September the Members of St. Mark’s were in high spirits as we raised three new Master Masons in a single night!

Be sure to extend your hand and congratulations to Bro. Lesure, Bro. Lorden, and Bro. Hoskinson when you see them next at Lodge.