Westminster Lodge was Instituted on February 25, 1960, and held its Ceremony of Constitution and Consecration on September 14, 1961. The Lodge officers while under Dispensation included:
Worshipful Master Worshipful Bro. L.S. Davies
Immediate Past Master Worshipful Bro. J. Morton Heaps
Senior Warden Bro. Fred M. Philps
Junior Warden Bro. Douglas R. Grant
Treasurer Bro. Alfred C. Brown
Secretary Worshipful Bro. Douglas Philps
Chaplain R.W. Bro. Edgar H. Targett
Director of Ceremonies Worshipful Bro. James N. Jackson
Senior Deacon Bro. George H. Armson
Junior Deacon Bro. Lawrence D. Hankinson
Inner Guard Bro. Sydney E. Brown-John
Senior Steward Bro. Murray A. Chalmers
Junior Steward Bro. Alfred E. Faris
Tyler Bro. Raymond A. Fahlman
The Lodge originally met in the Agnes Street Masonic Hall in New Westminster, BC until the year 2000, when it moved to its present location in Langley, BC.
The Lodge name “Westminster” was chosen mostly in reference to Westminster Abbey, but also to recognize the City of New Westminster, BC. It was numbered 174 on the Registry of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon. In recognition of its history, the Past Master’s Jewel for Westminster Lodge bears a depiction of Westminster Abbey.
The Lodge practices the Canadian Ritual, and meets on the second Thursday of the month, excluding July and August.
Westminster Lodge also has a fraternal relationship with Garfield Lodge in LaConner, Washington. This provides an opportunity to extend our Masonic relationships into the USA.