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Trestleboard: November 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, November 8th, 7:00 PM

This month’s program will be the third section of the Master Mason degree for our 4 newest Master Masons.

From the east

Greetings Brethren,

This October was yet another busy month for the brothers of St. Alban’s. At our regular communication, four of our Fellow Craft, Brothers Roger Belmore, Barry Fontaine, Jr., Abdala Soufan, and Jason Flick demonstrated their proficiency. I want to congratulate them on a job well done! They have been working very hard on their journey and it definitely shows. They did a great job.

The program for the night was the Master Mason Degree, for the four brothers who had just completed their proficiency. I’d also like to express my appreciation to all the brothers who took part in presenting the degree! It was a wonderful success thanks to everyone’s hard work and determination! I’d also like to give a special shout-out to the Brothers in the East Bay who had vital roles in our successful degree, Worshipful Brothers Lance Ratkoski and Joe Mira from Washington Lodge, and Worshipful Brother John Shaw from St. Paul’s Lodge.

The weekend after our communication, many brothers traveled to Long Island, New York to attend the 70th Annual Gathering of the Lodges Named for St. Alban. It was a great weekend of seeing old friends and meeting new brothers. There were multiple presentations put on by the Oklahoma Indian Degree Team, that were in a word, “Outstanding!”

If you ever get an opportunity to watch them perform a degree, or demonstrate their native dances, don’t miss it.


Robert N. Hopkins Jr.

From the secretary


Thank you to the brothers who volunteered to assist me with planning our upcoming holiday dinner. Mark your calendars as the event will be held on December 16th on the second-floor hall.

Please make note that one of our own will have his 60th year of light. Worshipful Leonard Potter Sandford, III.

Congratulations Tuffy! With many good wishes for your accomplishment and many more for every day throughout the coming year.


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.

Joseph Goodenough - 7 years

Leonard Sandford III - 60 years

Years of Life

Andrew Daigle - 11/8

Robert Hamel - 11/10

Scott Panella - 11/18

Steven Baker - 11/18

Upcoming Events

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

  • 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: November 5, 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.

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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


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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


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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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