About Carlisle Lodge 260

Carlisle Lodge 260 was formed September 1st, 2017 by the merger of St. John’s Lodge 260, founded in 1852 and Cumberland Star Lodge 197, founded in 1825. The two lodges combined into one fraternal body, to ensure the continuation of Freemasonry in Carlisle. As of January 1st, 2019, Carlisle Lodge 260 boasts a robust membership of 499 Master Masons.

We are an active lodge filled with men from all walks of life. Our brotherhood reaches beyond race, socioeconomic class, or religion. We support and maintain our brothers character, and provide an opportunity to achieve success in many facets of life. These men supplement the community with acts of charity, faith and brotherhood. If you have ever thought about being a Mason, please come see who we are, and what we are about.

Our Mission:

The mission of Carlisle Lodge 260 is to make good men better through Fraternity, Relief and Education.

The Mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principle of Brotherly Love, relief and truth; and, by the outward expression of these through its fellowship, its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which to serve God, family, country neighbor and self.

Charities we Support:

Carlisle Lodge 260 is involved with many charitable organizations throughout Central Pennsylvania. The organizations listed below represent a few of the groups we have supported. Carlisle Lodge 260 is not affiliated with nor endorses these organizations.

  • Help for Our Heroes
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • American Red Cross
  • Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania