Welcome to Carrollton Masonic Lodge #1400

CARROLLTON LODGE No. 1400, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, is a fraternal organization of Freemasons that acts and conducts business according to the constitution, laws, and edicts of The Grand Lodge of Texas. It is not a religious organization, although it does require a belief in a supreme being.
Its goals are to advance the moral and social interests of its membership; to foster good citizenship, honest industry and upright living; to cultivate the exercise of charity in its best and broadest sense; to assist the widows and orphans of its deceased members; to stimulate friendship, harmony and brotherly love, and generally to promote, in its own way, the happiness of mankind --- it is a Fraternity of good men, linked together by honorable and indissoluble bonds, to accomplish these noble purposes, eschewing all interests in factional politics and sectarian religion and free from the dictation of both.


Who are Masons>

Men from all walks of life and all creeds and religions. Husbands, fathers, wage earners, retirees, neighbors, friends, church members, etc. - Men trying to be their best in all their roles. Being a Mason can make you a better man. Take a look through these questions and then ask yourself, "Can joining the Masons of Texas help me better myself through service to others?".

What is a Mason?

A Mason is a member of the world's oldest and largest fraternity. Masons join together because: • They want to do good in the world • They want to do good inside their own minds. • They enjoy being together with other men they like and respect

What is Masonry?

Masonry is a worldwide fraternity with the singular purpose of making good men better. It is neither a forum nor a place for worship. Instead, it is a friend to all religions which are based on the belief in one God. Masonry, or Freemasonry, is a fraternity so old that its origins have been lost in time. It probably started with the guilds of stonemasons who built the great castles and cathedrals of the Middle Ages and might have been influenced by the Knights Templar, a group of Christian warrior monks formed in 1118 to help protect pilgrims making trips to the Holy Land during the Crusades. Masonry was formalized in 1717 when the first "Grand Lodge" was formed in England. Today, there are about 13,200 Masonic lodges in the U.S., as well as thousands of others in countries throughout the world.

What is a Masonic Lodge? 

The word "lodge" refers to two things: a group of Masons meeting in a particular place and the place in which they meet. The term, "lodge," comes from the structures which the medieval stonemasons built against the sides of the cathedrals during construction. During the winter, when construction work was stopped, they lived in their lodges and worked at carving stone. Masonic buildings are sometimes called "temples," because much of the symbolism Masonry uses to teach its lessons comes from the building of King Solomon's Temple in the Holy Land.

What do Masons believe in?

All Masons believe in one Supreme Being and in respect for each other.

What are the qualifications to become a Mason?

We're proud of our philosophy and practice of "making good men better." Therefore, only men of high character are considered for membership. Every applicant must state his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being. Atheists are not accepted into our fraternity.>


What is a Degree?

A degree is a stage or level of membership in the Masons. It is also the ceremony by which you attain the three levels of membership:

• Entered Apprentice

• Fellowcraft

• Master Mason

During the Middle Ages, when a man joined a craft, such as the stonemasons, he was first apprenticed. As he learned the skills of the craft, he became a "Fellow of the Craft." (What we call a "Journeyman" today.) And finally, he attained the level called "Master of the Craft." Our degrees teach the great lessons of life-the importance of honor and integrity, of being a person on whom others can rely, of being both trusting and trustworthy, of realizing that you have a spiritual nature, the importance of self-control, of knowing how to love and be loved and of knowing how to keep confidences so that others may open up to you without fear. As a candidate, you will attend three meetings to receive the three Masonic Degrees. The Degrees are solemn, enlightening lessons and are an enjoyable experience with absolutely no uncomfortable or embarrassing moments. It is through the Degrees that the principles of Masonry are taught and where you'll learn that your family and your own necessary vocations are to be considered above Masonry. Once you become a Master Mason, you will be welcomed as a "Brother" in any of the thousands of Masonic Lodges throughout the world. Do you think the Masons of Texas might have something special to offer you? We all have many roles to fill in our lives. We're husbands, fathers, employees, neighbors and friends. We are all trying our best to be better men. What better way to live a life of service to others while making yourself a better man than in the company of your fellow Masons of Texas?

List of Past Masters

  • 2016 - 2017 Doug Strom
  • 2015 - 2016 Glen Garber
  • 2014 - 2015 Terry Maxwell
  • 2013 - 2014 Dean Melton
  • 2012 - 2013 Bruce Allen
  • 2011 - 2012 Ken Cochran
  • 2010 - 2011 George W. Mills, Jr.
  • 2009 - 2010 John J. Kolinofsky, Jr.
  • 2008 - 2009 J. Scott Gilbreath
  • 2007 - 2008 George D. Cael
  • 2006 - 2007 James D. Price
  • 2005 - 2006 John M. Wilson
  • 2004 - 2005 Kevin K. Morton
  • 2003 - 2004 Thomas A. Van Hoose
  • 2002 - 2003 R. Autrey Perkins
  • 2001 - 2002 Heinz G. Ermlich
  • 2000 - 2001 Robert L. Davidson
  • 1999 - 2000 James A.Pipkin, Jr.
  • 1998 - 1999 David M. Riddle
  • 1997 - 1998 David M. Riddle
  • 1996 - 1997 Frank D. Johnson
  • 1995 - 1996 Jerry D. Miller
  • 1994 - 1995 Donald R. Hipp
  • 1993 - 1994 John A. Bowsher
  • 1992 - 1993 Frank J. Draper (D)
  • 1991 - 1992 Billy J. Webster
  • 1990 - 1991 Milton W. Lowery (D)
  • 1989 - 1990 Ralph E. Riggs, Jr. (D)
  • 1988 - 1989 George A. Randolph
  • 1987 - 1988 Harold C. Bussey (D)
  • 1986 - 1987 James B. Ellis
  • 1985 - 1986 Ralph E. Watson, Jr.
  • 1984 - 1985 Benney L. Harper (D)
  • 1983 - 1984 William R. Fuller (D)
  • 1982 - 1983 Ronald D. Park
  • 1981 - 1982 Enzio B. Salomon
  • 1980 - 1981 Leland S. Cole (D)
  • 1979 - 1980 Finis J. Douglas (D)
  • 1978 - 1979 John P. Steger, Sr.
  • 1977 - 1978 Robert G. Mauch
  • 1976 - 1977 Samual R. Sloan (D)
  • 1975 - 1976 Harold E. Steadman (D)
  • 1974 - 1975 George T. Cantrell, Jr. (D)
  • 1973 - 1974 Willis A. Butler
  • 1972 - 1973 Jerry A. Carder
  • 1971 - 1972 Willett Ward Steenson (D)
  • 1970 - 1971 Lloyd E. Addington (D)
  • 1969 - 1970 J.C. Banks (D)
  • 1968 - 1969 Johnnie B. Hudson (D)
  • 1967 - 1968 Opie M. Carlton, Jr. (D)
  • 1966 - 1967 Henry D. Glascock (D)
  • 1965 - 1966 A. R. McManus (D)
  • 1964 - 1965 Herman H. McInnish (D)
  • 1963 - 1964 J. W. Thompson (D)
  • (D) - Deceased



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    • Stated Meetings are the 1st Thursday each month

    Degree Practices are held every Tuesday Night at 7:00PM CT


    Physical Address
    1617 Kirby Road
    Carrollton, TX 75006

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 110007

    Carrollton, TX 75011-0007 
    Call Us: 972-360-8343
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