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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