Attleboro York Rite Time Capsule

Attleboro York Rite Time Capsule


1797       June 14

Bristol Lodge A.F. & A.M. chartered at Norton. First Communication held on June 26, 1797 at the Norton Academy & Masonic Hall.


1812       January 23

Bristol Lodge A.F & A.M moves to Attleboro meeting in Balkom’s Tavern at South Main and Park Streets.



Adoniram Royal Arch Chapter, now at New Bedford, organized at Balcom’s Tavern in Attleboro


1860       June 12

Key~Stone Royal Arch Chapter Instituted at Foxborough on June 12, 1860 ~ Chartered on April 20, 1861.



Forty Brothers, all but one, members of Bristol Lodge secured a Dispensation to form Ezekiel Bates Lodge A.M & F.M. at Attleboro. First meeting held on April 13, 1870.


1870       May 28

Bristol Commandery K.T. #29 Instituted at Mansfield, MA on May 28, 1870 ~ Chartered on October 20, 1871.


1872       December 12

Attleboro Council of “Select & Royal” Masters chartered at Attleboro. The name was changed to “Royal & Select Masters” in 1876 and again in 1996 to “Royal & Select Master Masons”.


1876       February 11

Bristol Commandery K.T. #29 moves from Mansfield to  the “North Village” of Attleborough (Now North Attleborough) with Bristol Lodge meeting in the “Howard Building” ~ 31 North Washington Street.


1876       March 7

King Hiram Royal Arch Chapter Instituted at Attleborough on March 7, 1876 ~ Chartered on November 24, 1876.


1905       October 13

Bristol Commandery K.T. #29 moves to new quarters with Ezekiel Bates Lodge ~ King Hiram Royal Arch Chapter ~  and Attleboro Council Royal and Select Masters at 8 North Main Street ~ Attleboro


1911       March 7

Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter was Instituted at North Attleborough ~ A Charter was granted on March 7, 1912.


1927       June 25

Grand Lodge Officers laid the corner stone of Bristol Lodge at 46 South Washington Street, North Attleborough. The Grand Lodge Officers returned on January 9, 1928 to conduct a “Dedication Service” and the first Regular Communication was held in the new Temple on January 19, 1928.

1930       December 15

The York Rite Bodies of Attleboro, together with Ezekiel Bates Lodge, moved to their new Temple at 71 North Main Street ~ Attleboro.


1985       August 3

Mayflower York Rite College No. 105 chartered at Marlborough for Eastern Massachusetts by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America seated at Detroit, Michigan.


1988       August 23

Key~Stone Royal Arch Chapter of Foxborough merges with Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter of North Attleborough.


1997       December 12

125th Anniversary Celebration of Attleboro Council of Royal and Select Master Masons. A Special Assembly was opened to receive M.I. Bernard William Russell, M.I.G.M. and Suite at the Masonic apartments ~ 71 North Main Street. After closing the Council, the Companions and ladies journeyed to “Williams Restaurant” ~ 16 South Main Street ~ for a feast of celebration.


2000       August 23

King Hiram Royal Arch Chapter of Attleboro merges with Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter of North Attleborough.


2008       September 10

Attleboro Council, by Dispensation, moves from Ezekiel Bates Lodge of Attleboro to Bristol Lodge at North Attleborough meeting separately on the same evening as the Convocation of Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter.


2012       March 7

Closed Centennial Convocation of Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter ~ Bristol Masonic Apartments ~ North Attleborough


2012       March 10

Semi-Public Centennial Celebration of Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter ~ Grand Royal Arch Chapter Suite in attendance at “The Tavern from Tower Square” ~ Washington Street in Plainville, Massachusetts by Grand Dispensation.


2013       September 20

Bristol Commandery K.T #29 of Attleboro merges with Holy Sepulchre K.T. #8 of Pawtucket, R.I.