Freemasons in good standing who have moved to Ladysmith, Nanaimo or the Cowichan Valley are always welcome to visit St. John’s Lodge No. 21 and to affiliate with St. John’s Lodge No. 21.
St. John’s Lodge No. 21 also welcomes suitable new candidates for initiation into Freemasonry in general and into St. John’s Lodge No. 21 in particular.
For those prospective members who are not currently Freemasons, we recommend you do some basic research on Freemasonry before making your Application for Initiation.
To start with, here is a short video from the Grand Lodge of Maryland which explains the basic ideas of Freemasonry quite well:
To assist your research further, here are some web pages on the Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon website on Becoming A Freemason, An Introduction to the History of Freemasonry, a number of Essays and Papers on Masonic topics, some biographies of well known Freemasons and famous Freemasons and links to other websites which may be useful to your research into Freemasonry.
For additional information, please see our Becoming A Freemason page on this site.
For those not familiar with the location of the St. John’s Masonic Temple, here is a map:
We are working on a list of Suggested Readings which may assist you.
Temple Lodge, No. 33 in Duncan, B.C. maintains the Vancouver Island Masonic History Project, an effort to document the many contributions Freemasons and Freemasonry have made to Vancouver Island since the first Masonic Lodge was formed in Victoria in 1853. We encourage you check out the Vancouver Island Masonic History Project as part of your research onto Freemasonry.
We have also included pages on our Lodge history, local buildings built by or associated with members of St. John’s Lodge, No. 21, our historic membership lists, deceased members of St. John’s Lodge, No. 21 who have played notable roles in the local community, including business, politics or other pursuits.
Prospective members who are already Freemasons and who may wish to affiliate with St. John’s Lodge, No. 21 should contact our Lodge Secretary, R.W.B. Tom Skarvig. We welcome all Brethren in good standing who wish to affiliate with St. John’s Lodge, No. 21. Any Brethren in good standing who have moved to the Ladysmith area from other parts of B.C. or from other Masonic jurisdictions are always welcome as visitors to St. John’s Lodge, No. 21.
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