Orono Lodge
No. 325

Ontario District

About Orono Lodge No. 325

A History of ‘Brothers'

Orono Lodge was founded in 1874, in the town of Orono, Ontario. Orono is a small, vibrant town located about 60 minutes drive north east of Toronto. A group of eight Durham Lodge brethren, led by the Lockhart brothers, met December 17, 1874 to see if there was enough interest in Freemasonry. They proceeded to petition  for a warrant from the Grand Lodge, as four more brethren joined the eight! The warrant was granted, and the meetings were held in the ‘Sons of Temperence Hall’ on the corner of Park Street and Church Street, Orono. This handy location proved well received as membership in Orono Lodge grew to 65 by 1895.

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Who Are Freemasons?

Freemasons (also known as Masons) belong to the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Today, there are more than two million Freemasons in North America. Masons represent virtually every occupation and profession, yet within the Fraternity, all meet as equals. Masons come from diverse political ideologies, yet meet as friends. Masons come from varied religious beliefs and creeds, yet all believe in one God. 

One of the most fascinating aspects of Freemasonry is how so many men, from so many different walks of life, can meet together in peace, always conducting their affairs in harmony and friendship and calling each other "Brother."

There are over 3.2 Million Freemasons around the world, with 40,000 in Ontario alone!

Meet our 2019 team

We are a group of skilled Masons.

Stephen Spence

Worshipful Master

Michael Stephenson

Immediate Past Master

Harry Van Staveren

Senior Warden

Jeffrey Leslie

Junior Warden

Bryan Armstrong

Senior Deacon

Ian McKenzie

Junior Deacon

Adam Fallis

Senior Steward

Don Baron

Junior Steward

Malcolm McKenzie


John Witheridge

Assistant Secretary

Tom Henderson


Brian Shoenmaker


Robert Ough

Director of Ceremonies & Librarian

Norm Tillson


Gerry Garnett


Blain Moffat

Inner Guard


Please use the links below to find out more about our District and also Grand Lodge of Canada in the Provice of Ontario:

124 Church Street North, Orono, Ontario

To contact one of us, email wm@orono325.ca