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Trestleboard: October 2023


Notice of regular communication of St. Alban's Lodge No. 6 will be held at 363 Hope Street, Bristol RI 02809.
Square & Compasses
Wednesday, October 11th, 7:00 PM

This month’s program will be the conferral of the Master Mason degree on our 5 Fellowcraft brothers.

The first two sections of the degree will be performed by the officers. The third section will be performed at a later date.

From the east

Greetings Brethren,

We had a wonderful joint communication with Hope No. 25. It was great that the brothers could join us here in Bristol. Sorry for the temperature in the lodge, we put a request in for low temperatures, but those temps didn’t arrive until a few days later.

I’d like to give a great big thank you to W∴ Jason M. Nystrom for the wonderful presentation, and training session on how to tie a bow tie, and R∴W∴ Andrew M. Giovannini for providing the brethren with ties to practice with and keep. It was a very informative and enjoyable presentation. I saw a few hand-tied bow ties in the lodge after that presentation. Hopefully, we’ll see more at the next meeting.

We had the distinct pleasure to welcome Most Worshipful Grand Master Douglas J. Grant, and R∴W∴ District Deputy Grand Master, Bro. Stephan H. Saraidarian for the evening.

This is a reminder that we are continuing our weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights when there isn’t a St. Alban’s meeting that week.

As it has been in the past, rehearsals are open to all brothers, not just the officers and all are encouraged to join us and enjoy a bit of brotherhood afterward. I personally can say, we have enjoyed our time together and have found the time for work and refreshment.

Please come join us if you can.


Robert N. Hopkins Jr.


Thank you to Worshipful and all for your vote of confidence that I may step in as Acting Secretary for the remainder of the year. I hope I may serve the office justice.

The holiday season will be here before you know it and we must prepare. I took over planning our Holiday dinner last year and I’m looking for assistance in this year’s event. If anyone would like to help me, please reach out to me as soon as possible. We need to make arrangements for catering, preparations for the hall, etc.


Danny Cordeiro

Acting Secretary

Years of Light

As another year passes since you were raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. May your dedication and commitment to the craft lead you to a fulfilling and enlightened journey ahead.

James R. Wilson III - 1 Year

Years of Life

Scott Jamieson: 10/05

Brian Boyle: 10/09

Charlie Walker: 10/22

Upcoming Events

7:00 pm each Thursday – officer’s or degree rehearsal & social hour

  • Oct. 1st - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Oct. 11th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Oct. 13-15 70th International Gathering of Masonic Lodges Named for St. Alban, Rockville Centre, NY

  • Oct. 14th - Washington #3 Annual Communication

  • Nov. 4th - Grand Master visitation to the Northern District at Friendship Lodge #7

  • Nov. 5th - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Nov. 7th - DDGM Visitation at Adelphoi #33

  • Nov. 8th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Nov. 18th - Grand Lodge Semi-Annual Communication

  • Dec. 3rd - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Dec. 5th - Grand Master visitation to the East Bay District at St. Pauls #14

  • Dec. 12th - DDGM Visitation at Washington #3

  • Dec. 13th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Dec. 16th - St. Alban's Lodge Holiday Dinner

  • Dec. 18 - St. John's #1 Annual Installation

  • Jan. 2nd - Adelphoi #33 Annual Communication

  • Jan. 7th - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Jan. 10th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Jan. 17th - St. Alban's #6 Annual Communication

  • Jan. 22nd - Grand Master visitation to his Mother Lodge at Jenks #24

  • Jan. 25th - St. Paul's #14 Annual Communication

  • Feb. 4th - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Feb. 5th - DDGM Visitation at St. John's #1

  • Feb. 14th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Mar. 3rd - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Mar. 7th - Grand Master visitation to the Southern District at Mt. Vernon #4

  • Mar. 13th - DDGM Visitation at St. Alban's #6 - Officer Forum

  • Apr. 5th - Testimonial Dinner

  • Apr. 7th - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Apr. 10th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Apr. 19th - Grand Master visitation to the Central District at Manchester #12

  • May 5th - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • May 7th - DDGM Visitation at St. Paul's #14

  • May 8th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • May 20th - Grand Lodge Annual Communication

  • Jun. 2nd - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Jun. 12th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication


St. Alban’s Association, Inc.

NEXT MEETING: October 1, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Association generally meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All members and initiation Masons associated with St. Alban’s Lodge No. 6 are welcome as visitors.

Crest of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island

Grand Lodge Officers

​M∴W∴ Douglas J. Grant MW Grand Master

R∴W∴ Michael R. Barbera RW Grand Marshall

R∴W∴ Stephan H. Saraidarian RW District Deputy Grand Master

East Bay District

W∴ ​Jason J. Rainone W Grand Master of Ceremonies

East Bay District

R∴W∴ Rory A. Hanmer RW Associate Grand Chaplin

East Bay District

R∴W∴ Andrew M. Giovannini RW Assistant Grand Lecturer

St. Alban’s No. 6


Crest of St. Alban's Lodge No. 6

St. Alban's Lodge Officers


Robert N. Hopkins Jr. Worshipful Master

W∴ Manuel J. Benevides Senior Warden

W∴ Jose J. DaSilva

Junior Warden

R∴W∴ Rory A. Hanmer


W∴ Danny S. Cordeiro

Acting Secretary

W∴ R. Andrew Benn

Senior Deacon

Christian M. DiSarro

Junior Deacon

James R. Wilson, III

Senior Steward

Robert S. Hamel

Junior Steward

W∴ Andrew C. Daigle


W∴ Jason M. Nystrom

Acting Marshall

Steven H. Jennings


Brian M. Boyle


W∴ William D. Stephens

Assistant Secretary

R∴W∴ Andrew M. Giovannini

Ritual Advisor

Albert A. Ferri & R∴W∴ David C. Lavery


Past Master Logo

Living Past Masters

Leonard P. Sanford III 1971-1972 2002-2005

Rory A. Hanmer 2013-2014

Edward M Wiacek 1981-1983

Andrew M. Giovannini 2014-2015

Edwin A. McClure 1996-1997

José J. DaSilva 2015-2016

Raymond C. Sartini 1997-1999

R. Andrew Benn 2016-2017

Edward C. Boyd Jr. 2005-2007

Jason M. Nystrom 2017-2018

Jeffrey R. Howlett 2007-2009

Manuel J. Benevides 2018-2019

William D. Stephens 2009-2011

Andrew C. Daigle 2021-2022

Scott S. Crawford 2011-2012

Danny S. Cordeiro 2022-2023

Timothy A. Pray 2012-2013 2019-2021

Robert N. Hopkins Jr. 2023-


Committees of St. Alban’s Lodge

Special Charities Committee

W. José J. DaSilva, W. Timothy A. Pray & W. Jason M. Nystrom


Lodges Named for St. Alban Committee

Members: Master, Wardens, and Past Masters


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