The Independence York York Bodies

If you are a Master Mason and wish to join the York Rite, please download the membership application form, and mail it to:

Independence York Rite,
120 S. Pleasant,
Independence, MO 64055

If you are not yet a Freemason, click to find a Lodge close to you and reach out and apply.

The degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry are the first three degrees of York Rite Freemasonry. Those who have attained the degree of Master Mason may petition for the remainder of the York Rite Degrees and Orders. As a Master Mason, an overseer of the Word, you are taught many moral lessons and are prepared for the life to come, but the Temple of life is not yet completed. Those faithful Craftsmen who have labored so long are deprived by the wickedness of others, of that for which they have wrought so faithfully, the word, which would entitle them to wages. Because of the symbolism used in the Ancient Craft Degrees, it is often difficult to comprehend. The York Rite Degrees and Orders exist to explain and make clear the wonderful knowledge imparted to us in symbolic form, and to supply that which was lost but later found.

Palestine Commandery No. 17 Knights Templar Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00PM

Independence Chapter No. 12, Royal Arch Masons Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM

Independence Council No. 49, Royal and Select Masters Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00PM

There are no meeting during the months of July and August.