Kempsville Lodge No. 196

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Kempsville Lodge No. 196

Chartered in 1955, Kempsville Lodge No. 196, A.F. & A.M. is one of the largest and most active Masonic Lodges in Virginia. In addition to the Masonic Lodge, we're the home of the Kempsville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bethel 42 International Order of Job's Daughters, and the Kempsville Chapter of the Order of DeMolay.

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It's not uncommon for Masons to belong to more than one Lodge. But, how about 17 different Lodges on three continents?

The Rev. William Henry Cooper was a British born Episcopal missionary who thoroughly enjoyed the Craft. During his life, he spent time in the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

During each mission, he would seek out a Masonic Lodge to affiliate with, totaling at least 17 during his life. Of course, sometimes a Lodge didn't exist where his work took him. That didn't stop William, however. He was the founder and warrant Worshipful Master of at least three of the 17 Lodges.

Now that's some dedication!

(Thanks to mastermason.com and the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and the Yukon for this information! The image shown here is of general dues cards and does not directly tie to Bro. Cooper.)
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