"FROM DARKNESS HERALDING THE LIGHT AND RINGING THE BELL OF HOPE, REMOVING THE FOG THAT KEPT THOSE WHO HAD EYES TO SEE FROM SEEING."
Anchor Bell #868 is a new Masonic Lodge concept, located in Santa Monica, and operating under dispensation of the Grand Lodge of California. Born of a desire to bring the best Masonic experiences from our collective travels around the U.S. and abroad to Los Angeles. Anchor Bell #868 intends to inspire other lodges in our community by being an incubator for new, and traditional concepts in Masonry.
We are dedicated to providing a return to old traditions, embracing new ones, and experimenting with a small, tight group of brothers that can be nimble and test the waters of new concepts by piloting a smaller ship.
Our goal is deliver an experience to both long time members of our fraternity, as well as to newly made Masons. We will hold 6 formal meetings a year, each with a tiled educational lecture, conversation, or presentation on topics of Masonic interest. These meetings will be crisp on business and in depth on education. Each meeting will be followed by a traditional, formal festive board, complete with ceremonial toasts, songs and brotherly love and affection.
Rather than label Anchor Bell #868 with a particular style of Masonry, be it Traditional Observance, European Concept or otherwise, we consider this lodge to be just another flavor of Masonry, which we hope to share with our guests and our community. We look forward to your visit.