Welcome to the Valley of the Merrimack
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
"From the Great Stone Dam to the Atlantic Ocean," the Valley of the Merrimack is home to Scottish Rite Freemasons residing in the cities and towns along the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts.
The Valley is comprised of Merrimack Valley Lodge of Perfection and Zion Council Princes of Jerusalem, and our partner bodies are Mt. Calvary Chapter of Rose Croix in Lowell and Massachusetts Consistory in Boston.
The Valley holds its reunions at historic Freemasons Hall, 111 Merrimack Street, Haverhill. Occasionally we schedule reunions and events at other locations.
While our members come from many different cities and towns, most of our members reside in one of the following communities:
Andover, Mass. St. Matthew's Lodge
Georgetown, Mass. Charles C. Dame Lodge
Lawrence, Mass. Lawrence United Lodge
Methuen, Mass. John Hancock Lodge
North Andover, Mass. Cochichewick Lodge
West Newbury, Mass.
The principal qualifications for membership in the Valley of the Merrimack are membership in a symbolic lodge and a sincere wish to advance in knowledge. More information.
The degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry build upon the firm foundations of symbolic Freemasonry, a worldwide brotherhood of men who are pledged to improve themselves and to help others. The core values of Scottish Rite are reverence for God, integrity, justice, toleration, devotion to country, and service to humanity.
The Bodies of the Scottish Rite, sitting in the Valley of the Merrimack, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acknowledge and yield allegiance to the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America whose Grand East is in Lexington, Massachusetts, and whose officers are:
David Alan Glattly
Sovereign Grand Commander
Donald Michael Moran
Deputy for Massachusetts
and whose other Active Members for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are
Peter Raymond Smith
Robert Carl Schremser