Statement of the Worshipful Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 9, W.B. Blair J. Neumann
Brothers and Friends,
Welcome! We’re glad that you’re here visiting St. John’s Lodge No. 9 in Seattle.
Ours is a Lodge of Masons. Formed by Seattle’s Founders, St. John’s Lodge No. 9 is the oldest continuously operated corporation from Seattle, incorporated here in 1860, almost a decade before our city. We’re proud of our history, and excited about building our future together as Masons with our Families and our Communities.
If you’re a Brother Mason, please join us for our Stated Communication on the Third Wednesday of each month year-round: dinner is at 6:00pm, gavel at 7:30. Just let our Secretary know that you’re coming so that we may plan accordingly. See you there!
Join us also if you’re interested in becoming a Freemason, but first contact our Secretary who will pair you with a Brother who can help you navigate your sometimes confusing introduction to our Lodge. You’ll meet a range of men bonded by Fellowship and welcoming of your honest inquiries into our beloved Craft.
Freemasonry consists of a course of moral and philosophical instruction. We inherited our traditions from classical Stonemasons, Cathedral builders of the Middle Ages, and we strive to consistently adapt these ancient lessons to our modern lives. We are a Fellowship of men, sworn to each other and mutually respectful. We love each other as Brothers, and would do anything for our Brothers and their Families. We take care of our Widows and Orphans as best we’re able.
We are not a charity, but we are charitable men. Masonic Charity is our abiding love for all God’s creation, which leads us to philanthropy but is not the same thing. We also express Charity through our good work and honest labor in service of our God, our Country, our Family, and our Communities.
Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to seeing you soon!