Membership Info

The Rochester Valley
Ancient, Free & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Dear Brother Master Mason,

When you were initiated into Freemasonry, you professed a desire to become “wiser, better and consequently happier.” We endeavor to aid in that effort at our Scottish Rite Temple in Rochester. We encourage you to become an active member of your Blue Lodge. The first three degrees are the heart of Masonry and viable Blue Lodges are the future of our beloved fraternity.

The Scottish Rite is the “University of Freemasonry,” and through our Degree conferrals we teach many valuable lessons, which have been passed down to us through the ages. These lessons give our members the valuable tools to become better informed and to be more conscious of what is really important in life. As these valuable lessons are portrayed, the past merges with the present and the great truths that are learned may be used now and in the future.

The Rochester Valley offers an extended degree conferral period, which begins in the fall and ends in the spring. During this time, all of the Degrees of the Scottish Rite are conferred or communicated. These degrees are followed by facilitated study, wherein the leaders discuss present information and materials and answer questions that naturally emerge out of the experience.

Your next important step towards membership in the Rochester Valley is to complete and submit the petition that is posted on this page. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Valley Secretary at or 507.282.1820. We look forward to hearing from you!


Download and print a petition for the Degrees of the Scottish Rite

After completion of the form, you may mail it or bring it directly to the Rochester Valley Scottish Rite office. If you know a Rochester Valley member (or two) that you wish to have sign your petition, you may have them sign it before sending it in to the office.

Rochester Scottish Rite Bodies
2002 Second Street SW
Rochester MN 55902