Grand Lodge of Colorado
Most Worshipful Brother Vernon R. Turner
2017 Grand Master of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Colorado
Welcome to our website. This site is designed to give you information concerning our Grand Lodge, its officers, history, and the activities of our lodges and the Grand Lodge of Colorado and its officers.
Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization and came to our state in the mid-1800s. The first Masonic meeting on record took place in what is now Denver, at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. From those early meetings the Grand Lodge of Colorado was formed in 1861 and has continued to operate until the present day. Currently there are 119 chartered lodges in the jurisdiction which can be found in all areas of the state.
The purpose of Freemasonry is to help men better themselves through the application of our teachings which are based on moral and ethical principles and taught through the use of symbolism, allegory, and ritual. These lessons have been developed over several centuries and their principles remain constant and vital to men’s lives today. They teach us how to become better members of society at large and reinforces the lessons of how we should treat each other learned from other sources. Freemasonry has helped many men become leaders in their communities and the business world, as well as making them better husbands and fathers. It also reminds us to be of service to others and to deal with others with civility and courtesy.
If this is something that interests you and you feel it would be beneficial to your life, please look around our website. Locate the lodge nearest to you and contact the Secretary or Worshipful Master for further information concerning our teachings and how to become a member. We also have a location on the site where you can post questions which will be answered by one of our Brothers concerning the previously mentioned subjects.
This should be a great year for Freemasonry, not only in Colorado but the entire world. If you wish to contact me directly the methods are included on the pages of our website as well, and I welcome your call.
Vernon R. Turner
2017 Grand Master
Grand Lodge A.F.&.A.M. of Colorado
Grand Lodge of Colorado A.F. & A.M.
1130 Panorama Drive,
Colorado Springs, Colorado. 80904
Main Telephone Number:
Fax Number: (719) 484-8993
January 26 and 27, 2018