• 32 degrees

    The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, commonly known as Scottish Rite, is one of several Rites in the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. In the Scottish Rite, the central authority is referred to as a “Supreme Council.” The Supreme Council, 33°, with headquarters located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is the governing body of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction(NMJ)
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  • This unique ritual is performed in remembrance of all departed Brothers. It's open to all family members.
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  • South Bend

    Freemasonry was formally established in South Bend in 1842, when on May 24 of that year, St Joseph Lodge No.45 was chartered. There were 13 members. South Bend then had a population of about 500. Since that time the city has grown to a population of 100,000, and Masonry has grown in equal proportion.
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Telling Time Masonically: John Haley Bellamy’s Carvings

In March 1866, woodcarver John Haley Bellamy (1836-1914) wrote to his father noting that his brother Elisha was “doing well – making the Masonic brackets.”  Between 1866 and 1872, Bellamy designed a number of wooden clock cases, frames and what-not shelves with Masonic symbols, many of which he patented. The survival of so many examples today – including eleven in the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library collection – attests to their popularity at the time. 

Mystery Murder Dinner

On March 21, 2015 beginning at 7:00PM (EST) our traditional Mystery Murder Dinner will be back.
The Jest Mysteries presents "Bullets in the bathtub". Reserve your tickets soon and be part of another whodunnit event at the Cathedral.

Inspiration, Convenience, Enjoyment

Greetings Brethren,




Welcome to the website of the Valley of South Bend, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. The Scottish Rite looks to continue the journey in Masonic knowledge over the course of twenty-nine degrees which are a continuation of the first three degrees of Blue Lodge. Though we meet in a class or we call a “reunion” setting which allows multiple brethren to witness the degrees, the experience garnered is indeed left to the individual to meditate on and understand how it fits into his current path.

As you traverse the website you will find several areas that may catch your interest. In the area of Guilds, we have four that range from hospitality and fellowship to sporting and education. We have these guilds and also attempt to travel through our Valleys forty-four lodges to better involve our membership, and in essence try to fulfill the ICE concept, which is to Inspire with our degrees, make the Valley as convenient as possible to our membership, and most importantly….have FUN.

Latest & Future Events

Thu Feb 12
Stated Meeting
Sat Feb 21 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Knights of St Andrew
Thu Mar 12
Stated Meeting

Valley Calendar

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