New Jersey Council of Deliberation

ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE

HISTORIC NEW JERSEY VALLEYS

Scottish Rite Masonry became regularly established in New Jersey on May 23, 1863, when Mercer Lodge of Perfection, 4°-14°, was chartered to meet at Trenton.

We grew to five valleys which are listed below:

VALLEY OF JERSEY CITY, Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City Lodge of Perfection, 4°-14° chartered May 19, 1866
Jersey City Council Princes of Jerusalem, 15°-16° chartered November 16, 1871
Jersey City Chapter of Rose Croix, 17°-18°, chartered November 16, 1871
Jersey City Consistory, S.P.R.S. 32° the first Consistory to be regularly established in New Jersey, chartered May 16, 1867
All these bodies met at the Scottish Rite Temple, 17 Park Street, Jersey City, NJ

VALLEY OF TRENTON, Trenton, NJ
Mercer Lodge of Perfection, 4°-14° chartered May 23, 1863
Mercer Council Princes of Jerusalem, 15°-16° chartered May 19, 1866
Trenton Chapter of Rose Croix, 17°-18° chartered June 26, 1868
Trenton Consistory, S.P.R.S. 32°, chartered Setember 20, 1906
All these bodies met at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 65 North Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ

VALLEY OF CAMDEN, Camden, NJ
Excelsior Lodge of Perfection, 4°-14° chartered June 17, 1870
Excelsior Council Princes of Jerusalem 15°-16° chartered June 17, 1870
Excelsior Chapter of Rose Croix 17°-18° chartered November 16, 1871
Excelsior Consistory S.P.R.S. 32° chartered September 27, 1883
These bodies met at the Scottish Rite Temple, West Collingswood, NJ

VALLEY OF PATERSON, Paterson, NJ
Adoniram Lodge of Perfection 4°-14° chartered November 13, 1873
Adoniram Council Princes of Jerusalem 15°-16° chartered November 13, 1873
Adoniram Chapter of Rose Croix 17°-18° chartered November 13, 1873
Adoniram Consistory S.P.R.S. 32° chartered September 21, 1927
These bodies met at the Masonic Temple in Paterson, NJ

VALLEY OF NEWARK Newark, NJ
Newark Lodge of Perfection 4°-14° chartered September 16, 1925
Newark Council Princes of Jerusalem 15°-16° chartered September 16, 1925
Newark Chapter of Rose Croix 17°-18° chartered September 16, 1925
Newark Consistory S.P.R.S. 32° chartered September 16, 1925
These bodies met at Scottish Rite Cathedral, 601 High Street, Newark, NJ

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