Most Worshipful Vernon Stuart Cook
Grand Master of Masons in Virginia
It is my great privilege and honor to serve as the 172nd Grand Master of Masons in Virginia in the 239th year of our Grand Lodge. In that role, I welcome you to our website.
Masons (also known as Freemasons) belong to the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world.
Men become Masons for reasons that are as varied as the individuals that comprise our Order.
There are over 300 Masonic Lodges in Virginia. This locator and map will help you find a Lodge near you.
I became a Mason because of the want and need I had to be a part of something bigger than myself. I searched all of my life for a place to fit in. I tried motorcycle clubs, churches, even the drink. Nothing filled the gap I had in my life until I met Mike. There was something about him I admired, and we became good friends, afterwards Brothers. Being a Mason filled the lonely hole in my life with true friendship and brotherly love.
I am always welcomed by the Brethren and am treated with dignity and respect. I have a feeling of belonging to something true and tried by history, a good something. I have but one regret and that is I did not take this step many years ago. Being a part of this Fraternity makes me look for the right path to take. It is becoming the compass to guide by, and I am glad to be a part of the oldest and greatest Fraternity ever to exist.
I have found Masons to be very loving and caring. Not only for Brothers but the community and widows of passed Brothers. I also have found that Masonry is very spiritually based, more so than any other organization I have ever been involved in. I mean this in a loving respect and not judgmental. I really enjoy my experience and am excited to continue my education and experience.