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.
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.
Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest fraternal societies. Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms and use stonemasons' customs and tools...
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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?
Enjoy a night of food, games, and donate blood to the American Red Cross! Open to all Masons, friends, and spouses. Thursday, August 18th Dinner and snacks at 6:30 PM Games begin at 7:15 PM Feel free to bring your favorite games. Please help by signing up for the...
On June 16th, 2022 - Broad Ripple Lodge #643 Initiated the Entered Apprentice degree on Jerimiah Robert Beaver. Welcome home Brother Jerimiah!
Congratulations to our newest E.A. - Bro William Calvin Trayvon Hogan! - Initiated June 2nd 2022.
Congratulations to Arlie Hartman for obtaining the Roy E. Bates Reward for 2021. The Roy A. Bates Memorial Award is presented every year to a brother selected by the Worshipful Master as an Outstanding Mason in Broad Ripple Lodge.
Congratulations to our Newest Master Mason Ryne Timothy Haley!
Welcome to our First Entered Apprentice of 2022, Brother Jason Line! Welcome to Broad Ripple Lodge! Thank you to our Carmel brothers for their visitation.
I joined a Masonic lodge to make new friends. In this day and age it can be difficult to develop constant predictable relationships with other people. In my life it seemed like every time I made a friend they ended up moving away, I lost interest or they were just too...
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.