Lodge of Fellowship No. 702 G.R.C.
Founded 1960 Installation is in October Official Visit is in February
Meeting on 4th Tuesday of the Month (except June,July, August & December) at 7:30 PM
at the Richmond Hill Masonic Hall
112 Crosby Avenue, Richmond Hill
|Officers for 2016/2017|
|Worshipful Master||W. Bro. David Miller|
|Immediate Past Master|
|Senior Warden||Bro. Shahram Sardar Amiri|
|Junior Warden||Bro. Rabih Awad|
|Chaplain||V.W. Bro. Dana T. Thomas|
|Treasurer||W. Bro. Christopher Thomas|
|Secretary||V.W. Bro. Shahab Soltanzadeh|
|Senior Deacon||Bro. Ramin Nickpour|
|Junior Deacon||Bro. Fraser Heron|
|Director of Ceremonies|
|Inner Guard||Bro. D. Christopher Gillette|
|Tyler||Bro. Christopher V. Misir|
The History of
The Village of Richmond Hill had it’s beginnings with the early colonization and settlement of Upper Canada, when it became a stage-coach stop on Yonge Street, linking the Town of York (now Toronto) to the community of Holland Landing on Lake Simcoe.
Masonry was brought to this Province early in the nineteenth Century by units of the British Army. In due course new Lodges were formed and chartered by the Grand Lodges in the United Kingdom. Richmond Lodge, No. 23 GRC was established in 1824. Thus the area of Richmond Hill and the Townships of Markham and Vaughan have been served by a Masonic Lodge for 185 years.
By the1950’s the pressures of urbanization and development had come to Richmond Hill, boosting its population to about 15,000 people. It was not long before the members of Richmond Lodge decided to seek the formation of a new lodge. A meeting of Masons was held in November of 1959 with 22 members attending. Richmond Lodge No. 23 was authorized to appoint a committee to ascertain the extent of interest in forming this proposed new lodge.
On December 2, 1959 sixteen brethren signed a petition to form a new lodge. From this group, a list of Officers was named, with W. Bro. Peter G. Savage being designated as the first Worshipful Master.
The Petition was approved and Dispensation was granted on February 15, 1960 by M. W. Bro. C. M. Pitts, Grand Master. The Lodge was Instituted at their first meeting on March 8, 1960, with R. W. Bro. Harry T. Blumsom, D.D.G.M. of Toronto District ”C” in the Chair. The new lodge was to be known as “The Lodge Of Fellowship”.
The Lodge received the number “702” in the registry of Grand Lodge in July, 1960. On September 23, 1960 it was Consecrated. The Lodge of Fellowship has met at the Richmond Masonic Hall, 112 Crosby Avenue since its Institution. Regular meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
This information is from the publication
“The First Twenty-five Years, The Lodge of Fellowship A.F. & A.M. No. 702”