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Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia

The mission of the Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia is to encourage the active practice of the Masonic Principles of Benevolence and Charity, and to promote a positive image of Freemasonry in the Community.

Contact The Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia

Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia
167 Coronation Avenue
Halifax, NS, Canada B3N 2N2
Telephone: (902) 423-6149
Fax: (902) 423-6254

The Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia

Philadelphia #47

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Meeting Information
Meeting Night: 
First Tuesday except July & August
Meeting Time: 
Installations Month: 
Installations Time: 
Installations Location: 
Masonic Hall, Barrington Passage
Lodge Information
Lodge Number: 
Street Address: 
P.O Box 440
3394 Barrington Passage, NS
Lodge contact information: 

From Main Highway #103 take the LightHouse Route West into Barrington Passage. The Masonic Hall is located on the right hand side, civic address #3394, next to the "Old Schoolhouse Resturant" approx. 3 1/2 km from Main Highway.

Parking is available at the Lodge or next door to Lodge at the "Old SchoolHouse Resturant" parking lot... 1 min Walk

Lodge Officers
Ruling Master: 
W.Bro. Gary R. Stoddard
Senior Warden: 
Bro. Matthew G. Nickerson
Junior Warden: 
VW Bro, Arnold R. H. Demngs
RW Bro. Ward W. Cunningham
Bro. L. Brian Crowell
Lodge History and Information
Other Lodge Information: 

One of 4 Lodges in the Yarmouth/Shelburne District. For all Lodge Brothers and travelers alike, our Lodge is open every Thursday evening at approx 7:00 PM. Constituted By Warrent June 17, 1868. Cronology Of Philadelphia & Harmony Lodges 1868 - Dispensation granted to Philadelphia Lodge No. 25, G.R.N.S., A.F. & A.M., at Barrington Passage, June 17 1868 - Warrant issued, 11 December 1868 - Constituted, 16 December 1869 - Renumbered to Philadelphia Lodge No. 47 1879 - Warrant surrendered. 1883 - Dispensation granted, May 1885 - Warrant restored, 3 June 1972 - Recognized a One Hundred Year Lodge, 17 June - 1867 – Dispensation granted to Harmony Lodge (not numbered), G.R.N.S., A.F. & A. M., at North East Harbour, 25 January. 1870 - Warrant issued and Lodge numbered 56, 2 September. 1892 - Warrant surrendered, 8 June. 1907 - Dispensation granted, 1 August. 1908- Warrant restored, and domicile stated as Port Clyde, 11 June. 1885 - Warrant restored, 3 June 1944 – Consolidation of above Lodges, June

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