Simcoe Lodge No. 79 G.R.C.

    • Founded 1857    
    • Installation is in December
    • Official Visit is in April
    • Meeting on 2nd Monday of the Month at 7:30 PM (except June, July, & August)
  • Address: Barrie St. at Holland St., Bradford, Ontario (see map below)

Upcoming Events:

  • Regular Meeting – “2nd Degree”March 11, 2019 – 7:30 pm.

Recent Events:


                  Officers for 2018-2019
Worshipful Master W. Bro. Ben Hicks
Immediate Past Master W. Bro. Ryan Gray
Senior Warden Bro. James Rutherford
Junior Warden Bro. Marcio Marques
Chaplain V. W. Bro. David Strudwick
Treasurer Bro. Aaron Hughes
Secretary Bro. James Jones
Asst. Secretary R. W. Bro. Wayne Dobson
Senior Deacon W. Bro. Marcos Poles
Junior Deacon Bro. Christopher Horbay
Director of Ceremonies W. Bro. Dennis Brohm
Inner Guard W. Bro. Sam Lee
Senior Steward Bro. Olaf Lamerz
Junior Steward Bro. Dana Foy
Tyler W. Bro. Sam Neilly
Historian R.W. Bro. John Fennell
Organist                    –
Masonic Square and Compasses

History of

Simcoe Lodge

No. 79 G.R.C.

Masonic Square and Compasses

Original Charter Simcoe Lodge after fireSimcoe Lodge No. 79 G.R.C. celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2007, having been instituted on September 10, 1857. At that time Worshipful Brother J.W.H. Wilson became the first Lodge Master. This Lodge owns and meets in the Bradford Masonic Hall, and perhaps one of the most unusual displays to be found in any Masonic hall is located here. Pictured here, it takes a place of honour on the “North – East” angle of the Bradford Masonic Hall.

This display came about as the result of a fire that took place in the lodge. That fire resulted in the loss of all the lodge furniture,New Simcoe Charter the lodge records, and lodge regalia. The remains of the original charter was the only item salvageable. On display is the charred piece of paper shown above, that was once the Warrant of Constitution of Simcoe Lodge. If you examine it carefully, you can see places where the printing was once located, even though the remains are not particularly readable.

Displayed next to this artifact is the replacement charter that was issued by Grand Lodge.

The Bradford Masonic Hall

Lodge Furniture:

Simcoe Lodge Room