Who We Are

Our Story

The Valley of Reading is comprised of four bodies: Lodge of Perfection, Council of Princes of Jerusalem, Knights of Rose Croix and Consistory. We have various special interest clubs, a volunteer organization and two honorary groups to honor members who have made special contributions to the Valley and Freemasonry. 

Valley of Reading History


Valley of Reading Leadership

Commander in Chief

Harry E. Hackman, Jr.  33°

Illustrious Brother Hackman is a Past Master of Thomson Lodge No. 340, Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 5th Masonic District, Past Most Wise Master of Francis Marion Highley Chapter Knights of Rose Croix, Past Membership Chairman of the Valley of Reading and a member of the Cathedral Association of the Valley of Reading. Illustrious Brother Hackman was coroneted an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33° in Cleveland Ohio in 2012. 


In addition to the Scottish Rite Illustrious Brother Hackman has served as presiding officer for many York Rite Bodies and is a Past Prior of Philadelphia Priory Knights of the York Cross of Honor. 


Illustrious Brother Hackman and Lady Lynda live in West Chester, Pa and have two children.

The Four Bodies of the Valley of Reading

Lodge - Council - Chapter - Consistory

The four bodies are each responsible for putting on degrees during reunions as well as organizing special activities thorought the Masonic year.

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Reading Lodge of Perfection



C. Gilbert Steffe Council of Princes of Jerusalem



Francis Marion Highley Chapter of Knights of Rose Croix



Reading Consistory of Princes of the Royal Secret



Valley of Reading Scottish Rite Clubs

Regional Clubs


Meritorious Service Award



33° - Sovereign Grand Inspectors General

Honorary Members


Scottish Rite Reunions

The team that puts it all together

610-373-0722 p

610-373-0795 f

430 S. Seventh Ave.
West Reading PA 19610

PO BOX 6013
READING, PA 19610-6013

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