Over 140 Years of Service

Jul, 1881

A Charter, was granted to Trinity Lodge at the 90th Annual Session in the city of Richmond, the 20th day of July 1881. Officers at that time were Worshipful Master, Lloyd Harman, Senior Warden William H. Cosby. and Junior Warden William Steve.

It was recorded that the seal of the Lodge was issued October 9, 1882. No official records of the meeting were recorded until April 16. 1883. Through the years Trinity has worked closely with-it subordinate Lodges and turned out ritualistic work. Some of the Lodges that have worked with Trinity Lodge are Charity Lodge. Friendship Lodge, King David Lodge and Social Lodge.

Due to their good works, two of Trinity Lodge Past Masters were elevated to the highest position in our Most Worshipful Prince Hall ·Grand Lodge of Virginia. Dr. Robert E. Jones was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master to serve from 1898 to 1900 and Thomas E. Minor was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master to serve from 1978 to 1980. Other members of Trinity Lodge elected to positions in our Most Worshipful Grand Lodge for the jurisdiction of Virginia are:

  1. James L. Williams - Right Worshipful Grand Lecturer of the Eastern District
  2. James E. Watkins. Jr. - Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer

James Williams and James Watkins Jr

Members appointed to positions include:

  1. Thomas Jackson - District Deputy Grand Master
  2. Herman W. Crenshaw - Worshipful Grand Marshall
  3. Thomas E. Minor - Chairman. Committee on Foreign Correspondence

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Because Past Master Edward Jones worked so faithfully in Masonry. one of the greatest honors was bestowed upon him.  Edward Jones Lodge No. 324 was named in his honor for his outstanding and dedicated work in masonry.

  1. First Place in Masonic Work in 1982 under w. M. Everett Gray
  2. First Place in Masonic Work in 1985 under w. M.  Cornell Wilson
  3. First Place Attendance Award for the 26th Masonic District's School of Instruction in 1981

Not only does Trinity Lodge No. 44 stand tall in Masonic work, but we stand tall in giving to Charity and the community. Believing in the United Negro College Fund theme, "A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste," in 1985, under the leadership of Worshipful Master Cornell Wilson, the Lodge s started its first Robert E. Jones Memorial Scholarship which is awarded annually to some deserving high school senior of a son or daughter of Trinity Lodge. We are further expanding our Scholarship to include any deserving high school senior we can help. Some of the Charities supported by the Lodge include:

  1. Sponsoring two (2) needy children each year during Operation Santa Claus.
  2. Giving Thanksgiving baskets to sick and needed families.
  3. Donations to the Central Virginia Food Bank and the Alden Aaroe Shoe Fund through our fund-raising committee.
  4. Donations to assist families who have had their homes destroyed by fires and donations to sick and needy persons.

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Yes, Trinity Lodge has much to be proud of; proud of our historic background, proud of community service, proud of our masonic work, proud of our Past Masters and proud of our members. However, we have not let our pride get in the way of our love of our fellow man and our love of God. Through many dangers toils and snares. we have already come. Twas grace that has led us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home.

Worshipful Master of the Year 2022 - WM Demond Middleton | Worshipful Master of the Year 2016 - Dwight Hagans

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