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Welcome to the 5th Masonic District of the Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania

The fraternal heart of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Under the jurisdiction of:

The Right Worshipful Grand Lodge
of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity
of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania
and Masonic Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging


Bro. Craig W. Shaffer,
5th. District Deputy Grand Master

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Brethren of District 5:

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Traveling Brethren:

If your travels bring you to the Chester County or Southeastern Pennsylvania area, then please make a point to visit one of our local lodges, or attend a meeting or event! We are a district of friendly lodges that welcome visiting brethren form near and far. In most cases, you can simply present yourself, but feel free to contact a lodge secretary or event chairman ahead of time. This page, 5th District Lodges (click here), contains all of the Lodge Secretaries contact links.

Website Visitors:

Please explore our site to see a glimpse of what our fraternity, and our local lodges, have to offer. If you have any interest in the organization, or even any casual questions about the fraternity, then do not hesitate to contact the District Webmaster, or simply click this link CLICK HERE.

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More good News:

Here is an update of the attractions committed to coming to the Event


1)      I met with Swoop the Eagles mascot.  He is coming and bringing a signed Zack Ertz football for our auction

2)      See enclosed pic’s of stunt bike rider from NY, he is a friend of Monster truck guy. He is coming

3)      We have permission to use corn filed and other field for excess parking.

4)      Boy scouts from Oxford are coming to help with parking direction

5)      Army Striker vehicles will be on display

6)      Special Forces trailer on display Must see !!

7)      Live band

8)      Ben franklin actor coming

9)      Philly Phanatic coming

10)   If there is good weather this event will be huge.  I got word over 200 people from the VA will be coming


Look at enclosed pics below and bring your friends and family J

Thank you for all your hard work






The Grand Lodge of England will be streaming the “Freemasons 300th Anniversary” with no charge. The event will be live on October 31, 2017 from 3:45pm to 6pm GMT (England Time). Our time is 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Below is the link to view the Webcast.

Please note –

1.       You can test your computer or projector using the “Preview webcast”

2.       You don’t need to fill out screening form for viewing the live cast.

Please use this information as you deem appropriate for your district.


Govern yourselves accordingly,


Craig W. Shaffer 

DDGM 5th Masonic District

 This was Past Master night at Skerrett Lodge No. 343. The Brethren spoke on what it ment to them to be W.M. during their in the East.

The oldest living P.M. (on the right ) is Bro. Harold T. Bryson, P.M. 1956



Photos provided by Craig W. Shaffer DDGM

Please join us in Honoring all Veterans that have served our Country


The Oxford Masonic Lodge 353 & The American Legion Post 134 presents;

The Freedom with Mobility Track Chair event


The Event & Mission

Veterans Day November 11, 2017

Please join us at the Home of Company B, 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment from 10 am - 4 pm.  Honoring all Military Veterans past & present. 
The address is:  150 Waverly Blvd, Coatesville, PA 19320

Mission Statement

Our goal is to raise funds to pay for a Track Chair for a disabled Veteran as well as donate excess funds to local Chester County Veterans in need or other  non-profits serving Veterans.

Vendors & Corporate Sponsors needed

The cost of the Chair is $16,000.00 plus trailer.  Our goal is to raise enough funds to purchase this and donate the remaining balance for Chester County Veteran residents.  We have set the total goal of $50,000.00 to be raised

Contact Us:

Masonic Lodge 353
246 N 3rd St, Oxford, PA 19363







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