Officers:

  • Worshipful Master: Daniel E. Gibson
  • Senior Warden: Rick Daniel
  • Junior Warden: David Frederick
  • Secretary: Clint Lee
  • Treasurer: Bob Burns
  • Chaplain: Walt Patterson
  • Junior Deacon: Tommy Thomas
  • Marshall: Don Temple
  • Senior Steward: Bill Holstein
  • Junior Steward: John Gibson
  • Tiler: Stan Campany

Ophir Bear Mountain Lodge #33 F. & A.M.

WELCOME! We are the Masonic Lodge in the historic gold rush village of Murphys, in the heart of California’s “other wine country.” We Freemasons, along with the associated Crescent Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, have been active participants in the life of our community since our founding in 1853. You’ll see us marching in the Murphys Irish Day Parade each year. We’re proud of our Lodge’s strong continuing support of local public schools through our scholarships, direct financial aid to school programs, and individual tutoring.

As in every Masonic Lodge across our nation, our members in the Murphys-Angels Camp area are from all walks of life – teachers, businessmen, ranchers, the military, law enforcement, medicine, and many other fields. Freemasonry accepts men of all races religions and political persuasions; however, our band of brothers is in no way a religious or political society. To become a Mason it is only necessary that a man be of good moral character, that he believe in a Supreme Being, and that he never take any action subversive of lawfully constituted government. Our primary goal as Masons is “To Make Good Men Better.”

For more information about freemasonry in general, visit Masons of California.

Stated meeting: first Thursday of each month, 7:30 pm

384 Church Street
P.O. Box 645
Murphys, CA. 95247-0645
Phone: (209) 728-2571

Come visit Ophir Bear Mountain Lodge #33 when you are in Murphys. Visiting Masons will want to know that our regular monthly Stated Meetings (open to Master Masons only) are held on the first Thursday beginning at 7:30 PM. Everyone, Masons and non-Masons alike, is welcome at our monthly family dinners and at a number of other open events throughout the year. See our calendar for a listing of upcoming events. During such events, you are welcome to visit our historic Lodge building and take a guided tour. Our original upstairs Lodge room is now maintained as a museum, and still contains some furnishings which, tradition informs us, came by clipper ship around the Horn. We’re located on Church Street, just a short block from historic Main Street. Look for the big white building.

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