Kensington Bethesda Lodge 198

4315 Howard Ave

Kensington, MD 20895


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Welcome to Kensington-Bethesda Lodge

Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. It is dedicated to promoting improvement in the character of its members. A Mason is taught to be a good citizen. To be of good character. To care for those less fortunate, and to give back to his community. The Masonic fraternity contributes over $1 Billion each year to its philanthropic pursuits. Over $750 Million of that in the United States alone. The Crippled Children's and Burns Hospitals sponsored by Shrine Masons are world famous for their ability to help those most in need. "Accepted" Masons, and Freemasonry was born.


Our Stated Communications are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month except July, August and 4th Tuesday in December. If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to bad weather, Lodge will be canceled.


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Hall and Commercial Kitchen Rentals

Call Sam Margolis at 301-530-6387 for details

We have a banquet hall and commericial kitchen available for any occasion. Whether it’s for conference assembly, classroom training, wedding reception, engagement party, baby shower, birthday party, poetry readings, music recitals, dancing, Bingo, or just an intimate gathering, our Rental Coordinator will help you plan a memorable event. The newly-built Banquet Room and Conference Center provides a spacious two thousand square feet accommodations for groups of 20 to 120, including room for dancing and dinning. Our center is available around the clock for your next conference meeting and or class room training. The Kensington-Bethesda Masonic Center is the ideal classic choice for any occasion and offers your guests comfortable surroundings for any event.

What's New

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June 13, 2015

Breakfast 08:30 AM


June 13, 2015

Bowie Baysox Baseball

Game Time 6:35 PM


June 30, 2015

Beer, Brats and Card Nite

6:30 PM