Building Bridges

MWGM Paige D. Cherry

MWGM Paige D. Cherry
Elected Grand Lodge Officers

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Virginia Prince Hall Masonic Family

2017 - 2018
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Grand Master's Corner

Greetings and welcome to the official website of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia.  I trust that you will find the website educational about Prince Hall Masonry and informative about our Grand Lodge.  We are “Building Bridges” by merging the wisdom of our Seniors with the energy of our Youth.  Join us as we celebrate our illustrious past, while making the most of our impressive present, and elevating an unlimited future.  Visit our website regularly to stay abreast of current and future events and accomplishments of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia and the Craft.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Paige D. Cherry
Most Worshipful Grand Master

Letter to the Craft

The Bee Hive is the official publication of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia, Free & Accepted Masons, Inc.

The principles for which we stand:
     1. Forever Loyal to our God.
     2. Forever Devoted to our Grand Lodge.
     3. Giving Due Respect to our Fellow Man.
     4. Living Upright in our Community.
     5. The Bee Hive Shall Be Non-Partisan and Non-Sectarian

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Interested in Becoming a Freemason?

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organizations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Freemasonry is a society of men of high moral character that are concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its principles (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas – a progression of allegorical degrees which are learned by heart and performed within each Lodge – which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides. Freemasonry instills in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.

  • You must believe in a Supreme Being.

  • You must be joining of your own free will.

  • You must be a man.

  • You must be of lawful age (18yrs of age or older).

  • You must not have a felony conviction.
  • You must come recommended by at least two existing Freemasons from the lodge you’re petitioning.
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WGAC Cardell Patillo, Jr. Win Re-Election Bid!

WGAC Cardell Patillo, Jr. Win Re-Election Bid!

MWGM Paige D. Cherry and MWPGM Shelton Riddick celebrate the victory of Worshipful Grand Asst. Chaplain Cardell Patillo, Jr. of Washington Lodge #323, on his November 6th, 2018 re-election to the Portsmouth City School Board.  Brother Patillo, with the support of brothers and sisters manning the polls and canvassing the neighborhoods during his campaign, garnered almost 17,000 votes in his successful re-election.

2018 Grand Lodge Session  Banquet Ticket Purchase Form

2018 Grand Lodge Session Banquet Ticket Purchase Form

The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia has received continued interest from our Prince Hall family members and friends of the Grand Lodge, who are not otherwise registered, to attend the 143rd Grand Lodge Session Banquet being held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7PM.  The Session Banquet will be held at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water street, Portsmouth, VA.  ***Click the link above to download an order form***
2018 Grand Lodge Session  **UPDATE**

2018 Grand Lodge Session **UPDATE**

The 143rd Grand Lodge Session will convene 29 November to 01 December 2018 at the Renaissance Portsmouth Waterfront Hotel located at 425 Water St., Portsmouth, VA 23704.  Hotel reservation can be made by clicking the following link: 


Virginia Prince Hall Masonic Family


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P.O. Box 14646
Richmond, VA 23221-0646


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