Worshipful Master Paul M. Allen

A Message from the Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 43


By the order of the Right Worshipful Grand Master there will be no Meetings in the Month of May or June. The Stated Meeting for Wednesday, May 13, 2020 has been cancelled.

Lodge No. 43 has been and will continue making efforts to keep the Lodge communications active with zoom meetings, emails and phone calls among our Officers, Members and Candidates. Brother Ken Bray, PM. has developed an education program via zoom meetings for our Candidates to continue with their Masonic Journey and to let them know we are still here for them.

Life has changed for us all. Most of us have never experienced an event like we are now enduring that has impacted so many. Our previous generations endured WWI and the Spanish Flu, WWII and the rationing for the War Effort, the Great Depression, the Polio Virus, the Aids Virus and the attack on the World Trade Towers. This COVID epidemic is a chapter in our history. I have never, in my lifetime, seen anything like this. Please be careful and stay safe.

First and foremost we need to check on our Members and their Families. Let us use our network of Brotherhood to check on those who may need our help. Each one of us has a person or persons we are connected to in our Lodge. We should call them, email them or instant message them and see if someone is in need. There are so many forms of communication today I can’t see any reason we should have difficulty reaching someone who is suffering. If anyone is in need they should reach out to me at 484-832-8780, our Secretary or any of the Officers of Lodge No. 43.

Our Lodge phone number is (717) 316-0043 this phone number can be live answered by our Secretary, provided he is available. Otherwise leave a message like normal and he will call you back.


Paul M. Allen, W.M.

Lodge No. 43 F. &A.M.

Lancaster, PA

P1070932The statue of the Masonic Worshipful Master was carved in 1996 during Nat Gilchrist P.M. year as Worshipful Master. The intent was to have it passed each year to the incoming Master to enjoy in his home for the his year, then pass it on. Years of travel hasn’t taken its toll on him too badly, although his gavel has since broken off.

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