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Welcome to Chemainus Lodge No. 114

Having adopted the name of Chemainus Lodge on March 6, 1926, the Masonic Brethren of Chemainus sent a letter, along with a petition to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia (now the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon) requesting support for the Chemainus effort to form a Lodge. Chemainus Lodge No. 114 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons received it's Charter July 16, 1927.


Chemainus Lodge is in District 27 on Vancouver Island, and meets in St. John's Masonic Temple, in Ladysmith.  The Lodge proudly performs the Emulation Ritual, as performed by the United Grand Lodge of England since 1815. 


Our next regular communication is
on Monday, April 8, 2024. 
Lodge will tyle at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a festive board before
the Lodge mee
ting, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale for our 
Annual Slim Pritchard BBQ
April 27, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
$30 choose steak or chicken
Funds raised support Lodge bursaries.
Tickets can be obtained through e-transfer


Important Announcement
The Lodge is pleased to announce that our
Regular Communication on May 13, 2024,
will be held in the former Chemainus Lodge building,
now the Willow St. Cafe., at 9749 Willow St., Chemainus. 
We extend our sincere gratitude to
Mr. Don Goodman, owner of the building and cafe.
Our social hour will take place at the
Sawmill Taphouse and Grill, at 5:30 p.m.
Please endeavour to attend this historic return to our former residence.


Marking our 96th Year


We welcome our newest Entered Apprentice, Bro. Aaron Davidson, initiated on March 4th, into the mysteries and privileges of the Freemasonry.  Aaron is an enthusiastic young man, and keen to learn the work.

I am pleased to announce that all is in order for our planned Regular Communication, to be held at the former Chemainus Lodge building, now the Willow St. Cafe, at 9749 Willow St., Chemainus, on May 13th.  There will be a dinner at the Sawmill Taphouse and Grill, at 5:30 p.m.

Lodge will tyle in the former lodge building at 7:30 p.m., when Bro. Davidson will be ready to prove his proficiency in the First Degree.

Sincerely and Fraternally

Very Worshipful Brother Terry van Seters

Worshipful Master



Chemainus Lodge No. 114 meets the 2nd Monday of every monthexcluding July and August, at St. John's Temple,

26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC

The Lodge tyles at 7:30 PM. Masonic visitors are always WELCOME! 


Our Festive Boards, this year, will take place before Lodge

Reception at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner at 6:30 p.m. 

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V. Wor. Bro. Terry van Seters

A bit of history...

On 20 December 1868, the Prince of Wales, was initiated in The Swedish Grand Master’s Lodge in the Royal Palace, Stockholm, by Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway, assisted by his brother, Prince Oscar, taking the first 6 Degrees of the Swedish Rite and the remaining 4 of the 10 degrees being conferred on 21 December 1868 He also received the 11th and Highest Degree, known as the Knight Commander of the Red Cross becoming a Knight Commander of the Royal Order of King Charles XII of Sweden.  On 1 September 1869, the Prince was elected as a Past Grand Master in the United Grand Lodge of England and invested and proclaimed on 1 December 1869.  He became a member of a number of many Lodges in England – Royal Alpha Lodge No 16, Apollo University Lodge No 357, Prince of Wales Lodge No 259, Household Brigade Lodge No 2614, Navy Lodge No 2612, Sancta Maria Lodge No 2682, and Grand Master’s Lodge No 1.  In a number of these Lodges, he was Master and sometimes for a prolonged period of time. On 1 December 1869, the Prince was appointed to the rank of Past Grand Master in the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Less than 12 months later, he affiliated to The Lodge of Edinburgh(Mary’s Chapel) No 1 and on the same date was designated as The Patron of the Masonic Order in Scotland. In 1871, he was awarded the same title in Ireland. In 1874, the Prince was elected as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, installed in 1875 and held that position until he became King in 1901.

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Grand Secretary’s Office: 

The Vancouver Masonic Centre
1464 7th Ave. W.

Vancouver, B.C.

V6H 1C1


Tel:  604-736-8941


Most Worshipful Brother

Arthur Smith

Grand Master 2023/24

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District Deputy Grand Master - District 27  


Rt. Wor. Bro. Ian Pirie

"Lets talk, act, think, and feel like freemasons"

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