Pioneer Lodge  A.F. &  A.M.
Instituted March 9th 1863
Constituted March 21st 1864

Freemasonry is alive and well in Somerset, MA. Pioneer Hall is the Masonic home of Pioneer Lodge - part of the 16th District of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. 
145 Pleasant Street
Somerset, MA 02726
Pioneer Lodge AF & AM was Constituted in 1864. The Lodge is located at 145 Pleasant Street in the quaint Village of Somerset Massachusetts and meets the 1st Monday of each month. Meetings gather at 6pm.
Pioneer Lodge Organization 
2018 - 2019

Worshipful Riley W. Sanders, Master


Most Worshipful Paul F. Gleason, Grand Master
On December 27th, 2016, Paul F. Gleason was installed for a third term as the 88th Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts. Gleason is following in the footsteps of Past Grand Masters like Paul Revere and General Joseph Warren. The office of Grand Master is a volunteer position; the Grand Master is elected and installed on an annual basis. Tradition dictates that Grand Masters are re-elected for a second and third year before another new Grand Master is elected.

As Grand Master, Brother Gleason presides over more than 28,000 Masons and 225 lodges throughout the Commonwealth. The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts was chartered in 1733, following the establishment of the Grand Lodges of England in 1717 and Ireland in 1725. This makes Massachusetts the third oldest Grand Lodge in the world and the oldest in the Western Hemisphere.
District 16 Officers 2017 - 2018
District Deputy Grand Master: RW Michael R Durocher

    DDG Secretary: Wor Keith D Gobin
    DDG Marshal: Wor Amaro Cabral
    Membership: Wor Bryan E Simmons
    Service: Wor William G Melchin
    Youth: Wor William G Melchin
    Webmaster: Wor Bryan Simmons
    DDGTreasurer: Bro Joseph Abreau
    Chaplain: Wor William E Cheetham
    Organist: Bro Kenneth Maddigan
North Attleborough  
Taunton                    
Somerset                    
Middleborough           
Attleboro    
Attleboro   
Rehoboth  
1797
1798
1863
1864
1864
1870
1923
Bristol Lodge   
King David Lodge
Pioneer Lodge    
May Flower Lodge   
Saint James Lodge 
Ezekiel Bates Lodge  
Eastern Star Lodge
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Treasurer
Secretary
Assistant Treasurer 
Assistant Secretary 
Senior Deacon 
Junior Deacon
Proxy to Grand Lodge
Chaplain
Marshall 
Senior Steward
Junior Steward
Inside Sentinel
Organist
Electrician
Tyler​

Bro. Charles Oldham
Bro. Alan Buckless
Bro. James Charrette
Bro. Michael Rezendes
​Bro. James Keighley
Bro. Shaun Schwarzenbach
​Bro. John Bell
Bro. Bro. Mark Guillemette
Bro. Mark Guillemette
Wor. Jack Bowden
​Wor. Manny Ferreira
Bro. Steven Bulygo
Bro. John Costa
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Wor. Mark MacLagan
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Bro. Andrew DaSilva


Board of Trustees (Chairman)
Trustee
Trustee
​Representative to Grand Lodge
Health Representative
Social Media & Webmaster
Education/Ritual


Ambassadors

Bro. Keith Lassonde           2017-2020
Bro. John Brandt                2018-2021
Bro. John Costa                   2018-2019
​Bro. Mark Guillemette
Bro. Mark Guillemette
Bro. Michael Rezendes
Wor. Manny Ferreira
Wor. Jack Bowden

Bro. Michael Rezendes - Lead
Wor. Manny Ferreira
Wor. Riley Sanders
Bro. John Bell