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Sojourner Kilwinning Lodge No. 1798 DC

Our Lodge

Sojourner Kilwinning Lodge No. 1798 is a ‘Scottish Lodge’ in our Nation’s Capital, The District of Columbia. The lodge was Chartered on May 13, 1992, and Consecrated on July 25, 1992.

It is chartered under the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia with a Dispensation to perform its ritual work and ceremonies using the Modern Scottish Ritual, which is a common ritual worked by lodges chartered under the Grand Lodge of Scotland (GLoS). Whilst the lodge is entirely holden under the laws, rules, and regulations of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, it is yet, for all practical purposes, a Scottish Lodge. Not just the work, but also the regalia, the meeting times, the festive board, the lodge culture, and the general method of operation are all that of a lodge one would find in Scotland and the Regional, Provincial, and District Grand Lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

We are also extremely proud of the fact that in our short life as a lodge, we have had the Oriental Chair occupied by revered brothers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States.

Our stated communication (meeting) is held on the Fourth Saturday of each month, January through September at 6:30 PM (unless The Right Worshipful Master decides to have the Lodge go Dark in July and, or August for the summer), Second Saturday in November at 6:30 PM) and, the First Saturday in December (at 4:00 PM) for the purposes of Election and Installation respectively of the Right Worshipful Master and Office-Bearers.

The Lodge meets at The Takoma Masonic Temple,
115 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC 20012

Visiting brethren are always welcome, but please let us know in advance so that we may better accommodate you.

A black or dark suit, white shirt, and black tie/bowtie are the preferred attire for brethren and visitors; White Gloves (optional); members are expected to be attired in black tie (tuxedo) or White Tie (Tails) when necessary.