Fredericksburg has many appendant and concordant bodies operating within the region as well as ties to a number of bodies further afield.

Appendant Bodies

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite – Southern Jurisdiction

The Scottish Rite is the largest and most widely practiced Masonic Rite in the world that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the masons in 32 degrees.

Local Valleys:
Valley of Alexandria
Valley of Richmond

Royal Arch of Virginia

The first part of the York Rite, the Royal Arch completes the story of the first three degrees and provides further masonic knowledge in 4 degrees.

Local Chapter:
Royal Arch – Chapter No. 23

Grand Commandery Knights Templar Virginia

The Knights Templar are one of the three pillars of the York Rite that require a Christian faith to join and study how masonry can better one’s understanding of Christianity.

Local Commandery:
Commandery No. 1

The Grottoes of North America

The Grottoes of North America is a non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting Good fellowship, Friendship, and Fun amongst Master Masons while promoting charitable works.

Local Grotto:
Abaca Grotto

Knights of Saint Andrew

Open to Master Masons who have attained the 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite, the Knights of Saint Andrew exist to assist and give service to their local Valley of the Scottish Rite through charity and organizing events.

Local Clan:
Rappahannock Clan

Shriners International

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. They are best known for their charitable works with Shriners Hospital for Children

Local Temples:
Kena Temple
Acca Temple

National Sojourners

The National Sojourners organize current and former members of the uniformed forces of the United States, in order to cultivate Masonic ideals, support patriotic aims and assist those who may be overtaken by adversity or affliction in a united effort to further the needs of National Defense

Local Chapter:
Chapter No. 545

Unisex and Womens’ Groups

Social Order of Beauceants

For women related to Knights Templars, the Social Order of Beauceants cultivates the spirit of love for and loyalty to each other, and the Order of Knights Templar, and the reciprocal consideration due the order.

Local Assembly:
Assembly No. 266

Order of The Eastern Star

The members of the Order of the Eastern Star are dedicated women and men who sincerely reflect the spirit of fraternal love and the desire to work together for good. It gives them the opportunity to give a part of their time to many projects that benefit mankind while gaining a deeper understanding of morals.

Local Chapter:
Chapter No. 29

Youth Groups

Job’s Daughters International

Job’s Daughters International is a Masonic youth organization for girls between the ages of 10 and 20. Job’s Daughters is a premier organization for young women that teaches the values of leadership, public speaking, charity, respect for parents and elders, and teamwork. Members participate in a variety of activities such as: bimonthly meetings, fundraisers, service projects, leadership workshops,theme parties, dances and so much more!

Local Bethel:
Bethel No. 16

International Order of The Rainbow For Girls

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls prepares girls for responsible and purposeful adulthood through character and leadership development, encouraging unselfish service and higher ideals in life, and promoting teamwork and effective interpersonal communications.

Local Assembly:
Assembly No. 12

International Order of DeMolay

DeMolay is the premier international youth leadership organization, striving to shape young men into leaders of character by epitomizing timeless values, and accepting the challenge of leadership – both of character and of action. The young men of DeMolay transform themselves into citizens of the highest caliber.