30 Campbell Avenue, Campbellville, Ontario
Regular Meetings: FirstTuesday of every month
Emergent meetings: As per Lodge by-laws
Worshipful Master: James Cunningham
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Secretary: Scott Laing
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The following members of the craft met in Campbellville on January 6th 1922, for the purpose of drafting and signing a petition to Grand lodge for permission to form a Masonic Lodge in Campbellville: Brothers T. H. Snyder, D. Campbell, T. N. Lowe, A. J. McPhedron, W. D. Stewart, R. C. Menzies, J. A. McTaggart, W. O. Morse, J. K.. Mahon, G. T. Murdock, E. Byerman, W. A. Moore, A. Taylor, l. Herman, E. Agnew and J. C. Blacklock.. This petition was then forwarded to St. Clair Lodge, No. 135, Milton, Ontario, for their endorsment, and on January 27th, 1922, this being the date of the M. W. the Grand Master’s visit to St. Clair Lodge, our petition was unanimously endorsed by them. We then secured Rt. Wor. Bro. C. E. Kelly’s approval, Rt. Wor. Bro. Kelly being the D.D.G.M., and with these recommendations the Grand Master approved our petition. Campbell Lodge was instituted by Rt. Wor. Bro. Kelly and suite from Hamilton on the night of March 31st 1922, and while this night did not tend to encourage the formation of any Lodge, on account of one of the worst ice storms in the history of this community, raging at the time yet ten of our Charter Members were present as well as the following Brethren from Hamilton, who composed the Instituting team: Rt. Wor. Bro. C. E. Kelly, D. D. G. M., V. Wor. Bro. H. Temple, Wor. Bro. Lavis, Bro. Annesley, Rt. Wor. Bro. Latshaw and Wor. Bro.. John Forth. Through the kindness of the Orange Fraternity of Campbellville, we were permitted the use of their Lodge Room until we could secure a building of our own. Work was carried on in this building until October 1st 1922, when our own building was completed. On the night of October 11th 1922 our present building was duly Constituted and Consecrated by Wt. Wor. Bro. F. Hills, D. D. G. M., of Hamilton, and at the same time we received our Charter from Grand Lodge, thus making established, we hope for all time to come Campbell Lodge, No. 603 A. F. & A. M., G. R. C.
The Reconstruction of the Lodge Building
On January 1st, 1935, our Lodge building was destroyed by fire. W. Bro. J. Edgar Ellenton was the newly elected Master at the time. While most of the furniture was saved, the secretary’s desk and nearly all the records were lost. The regular meeting scheduled for the night of the fire was held at the home of W. Bro. T.H. Snyder (the first Master of Campbell Lodge). St. Clair Lodge, Milton, generously offered the use of their Lodge room for as long as needed and our meetings were held at St. Clair Lodge until our new building could be erected. The first meeting in the new building was held on September 3rd, 1935 and the dedication ceremony was conducted by R.W. Bro. W.J. Dunlop, the Grand Master at that time, assisted by other Grand Lodge officers on November 18th, 1935.
Campbell Lodge – A Brief Timeline
In 1938-1939, R.W. Bro. Frank McNiven, a Charter Member, became the first Brother from Campbell Lodge to be made a D.D.G.M.
Grand Lodge granted joint jurisdiction with St. Clair Lodge, Milton and with the two Burlington Lodges in 1962.
R.W. Bro. Fred Auckland became the second District Deputy Grand Master from Campbell Lodge in July 1967.
April 4th, 1972, Campbell Lodge celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Hamilton District’s “A” & “B” were divided into three districts “A”, “B” & “C”, in April 1973, with Campbell Lodge remaining in District “A”.
R.W. Bro. William A. Winggrove became the third D.D.G.M from Campbell Lodge in 1978
R.W. Bro. Percy Barr became the fourth D.D.G.M from Campbell Lodge in 1992.
V.W. Bro. David Croft stepped down in 2006 after serving as Secretary for 22 years and that same year, R.W. Bro. D. J. Ivan Elliot became the fifth D.D.G.M. from Campbell Lodge. Then in 2007 V.W. Bro. Allan Parsons was invested as a Grand Steward and in 2014, V.W. Bro. Wayne was afforded that same honour.
On November 3rd 2015, the Brethren of Campbell Lodge were privileged to welcome the Grand Master, John C Green, along with DDGM David Midgley, to Campbell Lodge to perform the dedication of the Mosaic Pavement.
Worshipful Masters of Campbell Lodge No. 603 GRC AF&AM
|1922-3 T.H. Snyder||1924 Rev. T.N. Lowe||1925 D. Campbell|
|1926 G.T. Murdock||1927 J.K. Mahon||1928 F. McNiven|
|1929 E.S. Byerman||1930 C.W. Rowden||1931 J. Gilmour|
|1932 S. I. Coulson||1933 Wm. Blacklock||1934 C.C. McPhail|
|1935 J.E. Ellenton||1936 Rev. C.G. Jones||1937 E.M. Readhead|
|1938 E.D. Mahon||1939 L.W. McMillan||1940 W.J. McLeod|
|1941 W.M. Van Sickle||1942 G.M. Colling||1943 Dr. H.R. McDonald|
|1944 E.C. Foster||1945 G.R. Carbert||1946 C.F. Norrish|
|1947 G.E. Readhead||1948 C. Chisholm||1949 S. Robinson|
|1950 J.M. Readhead||1951 L. Coxe||1952 R.G. Thomas|
|1953 A.R. Coulter||1954 J.R. McPhail||1955 G.E. Coulson|
|1956 N.H. McPhail||1957 R.K. Mahon||1958 V.E. McArthur|
|1959 A. Twiss||1960 W.J. Huether||1961 R. Gorter|
|1962 H. Gorter||1963 Dr. C.L. Young||1964 W.G. Pickett|
|1965 F.J. Auckland||1966 J.S.Cramp||1967 L.S. Raspberry|
|1968 J.H. Coulter||1969 W.A. Wingrove||1970 D, H, McMillan|
|1971 D.G. Simpson||1972 J.B. Readhead||1973 K.N. McNabb|
|1974 E.C. Jennings||1975-6 L.E. Andrews||1977 A.E. Parsons|
|1978 W.C. Taylor||1979 S.J. Corman||1980 L.J. Losonczki|
|1981 W.A.J. Elliot||1982 C.R. Laking||1983 D.A. Croft|
|1984 D.J.I. Elliot||1985 A.P. Crow||1986-7 R.P. Johnson|
|1988 B.C. Elliot||1989-90 E.T. Evans||1991-2 L.W. McMillan|
|1993 O.K. Van Sickle||1994 P.A. Barr||1995-6 P.J. Barber|
|1997 D.J.I. Elliot||1998 A.E. Parsons||1999-2000 M. Schram|
|2001 A. T. Hughes||2002-3 A.Sinanan||2004 R.B. Campbell|
|2005 R.F.M. Elliot||2006 J.C. Lobo||2007 B.F. Agnew|
|2008 S. Haddon||2009 E. Walters||2010 S. Schlotzhauer|
|2011 S. Laing||2012 J. Maas||2013 B.F. Agnew|
|2014 W. Trafford||2015 B. Kent||2016 R. Carmichael|