Upcoming Events Lodge No. 43

Message from the East    

Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of
the “eleventh hour of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War One, also known as Armistice Day.

Lodge 43 Stated Meeting will take place on Wednesday November 11th, 2020. This being such as significant date, I would like to express a reverent Thank You, to all the Veterans of Lodge 43 on this 102nd Anniversary of Veterans Day.


Paul M. Allen
Worshipful Master
Lodge No. 43 F. &A.M.

A STATED MEETING: OF LODGE No. 43, F. & A. M. Will Be Held In The Manheim Lodge No. 587,30 South Linden Street, Manheim, PA Wednesday evening November 11, 2020 at 7:30PM. This meeting will be held at the Manheim Lodge No. 587 30 South Linden Street, Manheim


You may email the Worshipful Master Paul M. Allen at or call the Lodge No. 43 Secretary at (717) 316-0043 by September 31, 2020 if you plan to attend. All Members will be required to review the District Safety Committee’s safety guidelines, bring their own personal mask, sign a Covid/Health Questionnaire and submit to a temperature scan. There will be “No Dinner” or refreshments provided prior to or after this Meeting. This is due to the recommendations of the District One Safety Committee, the Right Worshipful Grand Master, and the Governor of Pennsylvania.

AN EXTRA MEETING OF LODGE No. 43, F. & A. M. For conferring degrees will be held in the Manheim Lodge No. 587, 30 S. Linden St., Manheim PA Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00PM. All candidates are required to be present no later than 6:45 PM. This Meeting has been CANCELLED

Important Announcement: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

August 19, A.D. 2020 A.L. 6020

The Stated Meeting of Lodge No. 43, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held in the Masonic Center Dining Room at Lancaster Masonic Center 213 W. Chestnut St. Lancaster, PA 17603 on Wednesday evening, September 9, A.D. 2020 – A.L. 6020 at 7:30 o’clock p.m.

The Program:
During a Meeting of Washington Lodge No.156 a Final Vote to Merge or Assimilate with Lodge No. 43 was conducted and was found to be favorable.
In accordance to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Regulations, a Vote to Merge or Assimilate Lodge No. 43 and Washington Lodge No.156 MUST be acted upon. A Final Vote will be voted on by all Master Masons of Lodge No. 43, in attendance, and found to in good standing. This Vote requires a 2/3 majority of approval to be considered favorable. Failure to attain this step in the process can lead to the Grand Lodge doing the merger on their terms instead of ours.
We encourage all eligible members to participate in this very important vote.
By Order of the Worshipful Master,
Paul M. Allen
Lodge No. 43 F.&A.M.
Lancaster, PA

Stated Meetings of Lodge No. 43, F. & A. M. are on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., except in July, August, November and December. There are traditionally no Stated Meetings in July or August. The December Stated Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m., due to the Election of Officers. A catered meal is served prior to all Stated Meetings at 6:30 pm except in December.

Meals served at the Stated Meetings are $10.00 per person with a reservation required by the Sunday before the Stated Meeting. Call Bro. Troy Shearer 717-701-5411 or by email: if you plan to attend.

MASONIC EDUCATION CLASSES FIRST MONDAYS – 6:30 PM Next Class: October 7th Mandatory for candidates in between degrees and newly Raised Masons. Mentors please remind your candidates. Class open to all other members, come get a refresher! 

The  Stated and Extra Meeting of Lodge No. 43 are listed here  and will be held in the Masonic Center, 213 W. Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA.


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 Other Events / School of Instruction Events

1st Masonic District School of Instruction Manheim Lodge No. 587
30 South Linden Street
Manheim, PA 17545

The School of Instruction plans on resuming its meetings on September 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
This meeting will take place at Manheim Lodge No. 587 30 S. Linden St. Manheim, PA 17545.

As of this time, School of Instruction will be meeting on Monday, September 28th in Manheim.  We will be not be conferring the 2nd Degree as planned.  Due to the lack of meetings caused by the pandemic, we will start back up with Business of the Lodge.  The 1st meeting in October for School will also be for Business of the Lodge.  The purpose of these meetings will be to help the current Officers and Masters of each Lodge get comfortable again with their remaining meetings for the year.  We will also use this opportunity to start working with the incoming Masters and Officers of each Lodge for next year.  
No specific Lodge will be held responsible for these meetings, but instead I would like to see active participation from each of the Lodges to fill the chairs.  Mainly, I would like to see the incoming Officers and Masters fill the chairs as this will be for their benefit.  We can also use this time to certify those that are ready.  Please let them know that we are in need of volunteers to fill the chairs during the next two meetings.  Again, this is for their benefit and to help them be prepared for next year.  Please let me know the responses that you get or have them contact me directly.  There have also been some changes to the ritual for the degree work due to COVID-19.  We will also address these issues and explain the changes during the next School of Instruction.  Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you all later this month!

Brother Todd A.Bennicas, PM
Principal of District 1 School of Instruction