Broad Ripple Lodge is over 100 years old! Read about our history- where our lodge used to be located, and how it’s changed over time.
Thinking of joining the fraternity? Come visit with us, hang out a few times, get to know us and our lodge. Then download and fill out a petition.
New to Freemasons and want to learn more? We've complied a short list of questions many new visitors have- and encourage you to read through them.
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|Broad Ripple Lodge No. 643, F&AM
|1716 Broad Ripple Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
What is Freemasonry?
It encourages good citizenship and political expression, but is not a political organization. Its charitable activities are manifold, yet it is not a welfare or benefit organization.
Freemasonry is kindness in the home; honesty in business; courtesy to others; dependability in one’s work; compassion for the unfortunate; resistance to evil; help for the weak; concern for good government; support for public education; and above all, a reverence for God and love of fellow Man.
Who can become a Mason?
“…We receive none knowingly into our ranks who are not moral and upright before God and of good repute before the world…”
Under Indiana Masonic Law, a person seeking admission must be a man, at least 18 years of age and a resident of Indiana for at least six months immediately prior to petitioning. He must profess his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being, by whatever name He may be known. Membership in the Fraternity must be of one’s own free will and accord.
As Freemasons, we believe that membership in an organization as worthy as ours must come from a sincere wish of being serviceable to your fellow creatures, and not because of any coercement, or of any promise of material gain of any kind.
How do I become a Mason?
October 26th 2019 - 11am - 3pm Who will win this years Chili Cook Off? Fall Festival and Chili Cook off! On Saturday the 26th, Broad Ripple Lodge will have a Fall Festival and Chili Cook off. Come on out and enjoy some chili! Be sure to bring your kids so...
We're all socially distancing. The streets; the bars; and the restaurants are empty, but the Brothers of Broad Ripple Lodge are still intending to meet for our usual after-meeting get together. Virtually! Download for your mobile: Or follow the directions...
Between the baked potatoes, chili, and appetizers we had options for everyone to enjoy great food and fellowship. The chili was, of course, the star of the day with a wide spread of bubbling pots!
The creative arrangement of chairs, couches, tables, frames, and a rug provides an ideal space for brethren to socialize, study, or just relax and have a cup of coffee.
Broad Ripple Lodge
goes all out to deliver high-class restaurant-quality meals!
To check out more delicious meals by the Knife & Fork Committee, please feel free to come to one of our meetings, most Thursday nights at 6:30pm.
Meet the officers of Broad Ripple Lodge #643, installed and ready to serve!
Broad Ripple Lodge #643 had the great privilege to feed 49 parents, grandparents and children at The Ronald McDonald House, Saturday April 29th. Families, weary from caring for their sick children, were treated to a warm meal of chicken, green bean casserole, sour...
The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting...
Broad Ripple Masonic Lodge #643 is having its first community garage sale with all our proceeds going to Make-A-Wish of Indiana. We are offering three different ways for the community to show their support…
Every year, Broad Ripple Lodge hosts a huge 4th of July picnic and blood drive at Broad Ripple Park. Indiana Blood Center will be on-site to accept donations on the date and time below.
The Freemasons of Broad Ripple Lodge are committed to building our characters and strengthening our resolve to become good men through brotherhood.
To help our community and our neighbors, and each other.
We are men from every social status and level in society.
Our common bond is our love for this ancient Fraternity and our shared experiences within its Lodges.