La Fayette Lodge
No. 126

Making true friends,
improving ourselves, having an impact

What is Masonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization.  It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.  For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.

Our Mission and Our Lodge

La Fayette Lodge No. 126 was chartered by the Grand Lodge of California on May 13, 1858. It is located in Sebastopol California, originally a farming community north of San Francisco. To this day, La Fayette Lodge maintains the traditions of a small town community. This reflects in La Fayette’s caring support and camaraderie towards its members and families and its charitable involvement in the community.

Our Mission Statement is “a person who strives to improve themselves can also improve their community and the world at large. Through Masonic principles and tradition, we foster personal growth and improving the lives of others.

Rewards of Being a Freemason

Making True Friends

Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.

Improving Ourselves

Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.

Having an Impact

As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and La Fayette Lodge No. 126, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.

Join Us

La Fayette Lodge membership is open to men 18 and older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being.  Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.

One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. Anyone is welcome to request information about the fraternity.

If you are interested in applying for membership to our lodge, now is a good time to start.  Please contact us to schedule a visit during an event, or request more information.

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Upcoming events

February 19, 2018
  • February 19, 2018

    Officers Practice

    February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Officers Practice for the 1st Degree
    All Masons welcome

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February 22, 2018
  • February 22, 2018

    Masons Social

    February 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Worshipful Master invites you to a Pie, Cake and Coffee social at the lodge.
    All Masonic family is welcome.

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February 24, 2018
  • February 24, 2018

    Analy Music Program Fundriaser

    February 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Analy High School Music Program Pasta and Music Night! 
    Sebastopol, CA, 
    February 24, 2018

    Saturday evening, 
    February 24, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm
    Masonic Lodge, 373 N. Main St. Sebastopol CA 95472.

     Enjoy a tasty meal of pasta, salad, bread, drinks and dessert while being serenaded by small independent ensembles led by the many multi-talented students within the Analy High School Instrumental Music program. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. A silent auction will feature select and distinctive Sonoma County wines and merchandise not to be missed. All of the proceeds support the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and full Orchestra. So come and tap your feet to some great tunes, peruse the auction and most of all enjoy the special student performances. It will be a night to remember! 

    Tickets: $12 adults, $6 child (6-12) advance. $15 adult and $8 child at the door. 
    Pre-event tickets are available on the Analy Band Wagon website at 

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February 26, 2018
  • February 26, 2018

    1st Degree Ceremony

    February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Double 1st Degree Ceremony
    All Masons are encouraged to attend.

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February 28, 2018
  • February 28, 2018

    School of Instruction

    February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    School of Instruction
    Practice for 2nd Degree

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Analy Band Fundriaser

February 24,  2018 5:30 – 9:00pm Masonic Center 373 N. Main St. Sebastopol, CA Support the Analy High School Music Program. Enjoy Pasta, Salad, French Bread, Drinks and Dessert Music by the talented musicians and a silent auction. Tickets $12 Adults / $6 Kids (6-12) $15 Adults / $8 Kids (6-12) At the Door For Tickets […]

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