Welcome to Quincy Masonic Lodge #230

Welcome to the website of Quincy Masonic Lodge #230. Quincy Masonic Lodge No. 230 of Free and Accepted Masons is located in Elwood Indiana. Our stated meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month and begin at 7:30PM. We welcome all visiting brethren to come out and join us during our stated meetings.

Quincy Masonic Lodge #230 is part of the masonic body known as "Blue Lodge" or "Symbolic Lodge" and is governed by the Grand Lodge of Indiana. We are apart of the Madison County Masters and Wardens Association and reside within the Area 16 jurisdiction.

Freemasonry Goals

  • To be active within the community
  • Share the message of freemasonry
  • Practice the art of Freemasonry

Freemasonry at a Glance

If you are not familiar with the Masons please stay a few minutes and learn of this great fraternity. It is a fraternity with a serious purpose. By improving the individual we hope to improve our communities and thus the world. We suggest looking through the pages listed below, as well as the rest of this website, for more information that may be of interest to you. Please Email us if you have more questions.

Freemasonry is not a stuffy secret club for old guys. Freemasonry is relevant and needed in a world desperate for organizations dedicated to serving humanity and local communities, honorable living, tolerance, moderation, self-reliance, equality, and liberty. In addition to basic "Craft" Masonry, there are Appendant groups for men only, women only, men and women together, and teenagers. Freemasons unite with each other and their families in bonds of friendship and mutual assistance. A mutual tie that in this world is greatly needed.

It is not the intent of Freemasonry to replace or alter anyone's religious convictions. Rather Freemasons believe that all people are children of God. As such we should find common ground in order to serve as God's children. Each person has a right to worship God as their conscience dictates. Freemasonry does not replace a person's religious affiliation or activity. A person should look to their house of worship for salvation. Therefore a Mason's Lodge is not a church, but a meeting place for people of common interests to gather together and work in unity.

About Freemasonry

Freemasonry, also known generally as Masonry, is the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. No other organization has a man walk into a room full of strangers, anywhere on earth, and immediately receive welcome and honor as a friend and Brother. Many have written over 100,000 books and innumerable articles on and about our Fraternity. Although we cannot present all that information here, Indiana Freemasons has been designed to provide you with a variety of useful facts. Freemasonry does not recognize differences in race, color, creed, or station, and our history and traditions date from antiquity. We have two purposes:

  • 1. Inspire members to live by the tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
  • 2. Endeavor to build a world where justice, equality, and compassion shine for all human kind.
While we founded our philosophy upon religious principles, we do not serve as a religion nor as a substitute for one. We welcome men who have good morals and profess a belief in a Supreme Being. Any man who sincerely wishes to serve in our fraternity need only ask a member to receive a petition. When a man seeks a Masonic Lodge, he enters an opportunity for personal development, character building, and the nurturing of leadership potential. Through one's Masonic journey, and his association with our brethren, a Freemason learns the skills and understanding needed to support his community and strengthen his family. Medieval guilds of stone masons, who constructed the large European cathedrals, serve as the model for Freemasonry. Consequently, our moral symbolism draws from the art and science of those builders. As they labored to build an expression for a community's faith, so Freemasons today labor within their communities to build a finer place to live. Our earliest Masonic documents date to the close of the Thirteenth Century. Present Masonic practice and structure, however, emerged only some three hundred years ago. Lodges of Freemasons began to accept men of prominence and learning, those who did not work stone. In A.D. 1717, four British lodges met and formed the first Grand Lodge and elected a Grand Master to lead it. Freemasonry came to Indiana in A.D. 1803, and today we have over 400 lodges. Indiana Freemasons actively promote education, support stronger communities, and practice charity. This proud tradition continues through a range of community betterment programs, most especially our Hoosier CHild Id Program (C.H.I.P). program. Perhaps the civic service of Freemasonry becomes no more evident than with the laying of cornerstones for public buildings. In these ceremonies, Freemasonry reminds itself (and all citizens) of our moral convictions and our dedication to others, which remain necessary for any well ordered and compassionate society.