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Trestleboard: January 2024


Notice of regular communication of St. Alban's Lodge No. 6 will be held at 363 Hope Street, Bristol RI 02809.
Wednesday, January 10th, 7:00 PM
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Notice of Annual Communication of St. Alban's Lodge No. 6 will be held at 363 Hope Street, Bristol RI 02809.
Wednesday, January 17th, 7:00 PM

This month’s program at the stated communication will be a step-up night and we will be hearing the proficiencies of our newest Entered Apprentice, our Fellowcraft, and also our four Master Masons.

From the east

Greetings Brethren,

As I write this message while at my mom’s house for Christmas, I think about those things I’m thankful for. The friends and family that I have around me, that have supported me this past year. It has been a challenging year, that would have been so much more difficult without the help and support of my Masonic Brothers.

I hope that those of you who celebrate the holiday had a joyous Christmas holiday. It is also my wish that everyone has a wonderful and safe New Year! May the blessings of heaven rest upon you and your family during this holiday season.

We recently held our Annual Holiday party on our second-floor hall and was a great success. I want to thank everyone who helped make this year’s party such a hit, both in setting it up and cleaning up afterward, especially W.: Brother Cordeiro, who took the rains and ran with them.

We will be opening our January stated communication with a step-up night for the new line of officers, under the direction of W.: brother, MJ Benevides. I know I speak for everyone when I say that I look forward to seeing great things happening at St. Alban’s over the next year. As 2023 is about to end, I think back over the year with so much pride about all that our brothers have accomplished. We have so many who work hard to support and promote our lodge. We may be one of the smallest lodges in the state, but we are mighty. We have survived all the adversities our building throws at us (like a frozen pipe), and we overcome them while growing in the process. I can truly say that the brothers of St. Alban’s are part of my family. We may not be blood, but you can’t get much closer. It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as Master this past year and work with all of you. I feel truly blessed. Thank you!


Robert N. Hopkins Jr.

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.

Scott Jamieson - 12 Years

Jose DaSilva - 15 Years

Andrew Giovannini - 15 Years

Rory Hanmer - 15 Years

Edward Boyd - 41 Years

Years of Life

1/5 - Manuel J. Benevides

1/13 - Randy Martinez

1/20 - R. Andrew Benn

Upcoming Events

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

  • 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: January 7, 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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