South Valley #187

Sharing the light and serving the South Santa Clara Valley since 1868

About South Valley #187

For the latest information on how Covid-19 is affecting our Lodge,  click here.


A message from Worshipful Master, Steve Chase, on the fires that are affecting our community.

"All members of the Masonic Family are welcome to use the Lodge if they need emergency evacuation shelter. There is food, shower, and bathrooms available. We can set up beds and get you comfortable during this Fire emergency. Please call me at 408.892.7081 to make arrangements.

The Grand Master's orders will take second place to the emergency needs of all members, and I’m sure he would agree.

The Leverton’s have offered shelter for ALL animals (Horses to cats) at their ranch as well. 

The entire Masonic family is on standby to help, so reach out if you need anything."

South Valley Lodge #187 is located in Morgan Hill, California.  We are a Masonic Lodge operating under the Most Worshifpul Grand Lodge of California.  The lodge as it currently exists is the result of the merger of Keith Lodge #187 in Gilroy and Morgan Hill Lodge #463 in Morgan Hill.  Our Charter dates to 1868.

Steve Chase, PM

Worshipful Master 2020

I welcome all the brothers from around the world to South Valley Lodge, #187, here in Morgan Hill, California.

It is my distinct honor and truly my pleasure to serve as Worshipful Master in 2020.


New blog posts

Honoring the Flag

Jun 23, 2020 by Brad Meyer

We are all proud Americans and displaying our...

Social Isolation and Loneliness

Mar 22, 2020 by Brad Meyer

In these days of Coronavirus and COVID-19 we...

Communications in Trying Times

Mar 21, 2020 by Brad Meyer

This is a Facebook post from W. Gary ...

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Happy 4th of July

Congratulations to the Class of 2020


Calendar at a Glance


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all Masonic face-to-face meetings and gatherings have been cancelled until further notice.

But join us for our online Zoom meetings being held every Thursday.  Send the webmaster an email for schedules and agendas.

All events are at South Valley Lodge, #187,  unless noted otherwise


Home - SVL 187

Members of the Masonic Family that are interested in the happenings in the South Bay should register as members of the site.  There is more information contained in the Members Section.

Masonic Family

The members of the Masonic family that call the Morgan Hill Masonic Center their home are:  

  • South Valley Lodge #187, F&AM
  • Manzanita Chapter #342, OES
  • Gilroy-Morgan Hill Assembly #125, Rainbow
  • Central Coast Counties Council #213 AMD
  • Central Coast Past Masters Association


Honoring the Flag

Jun 23, 2020

We are all proud Americans and displaying our national symbol is one of the ways we show that pride.  We fly the flag in front of our homes, and we waive the flag during parades and other...

Social Isolation and Loneliness

Mar 22, 2020

In these days of Coronavirus and COVID-19 we are being asked to socially distance ourselves from others and stay home as much as possible.  This important measure can help prevent the spread...

Communications in Trying Times

Mar 21, 2020

This is a Facebook post from W. Gary  Charland, President and CEO of the Masonic Homes of California.  Some food for thought to help keep social distancing from becoming social isolation...

What is Freemasonry?

What is Freemasonry?

Jan 10, 2020

When I think about how I have progressed in Freemasonry over the past 5 years, I often wonder what the purpose of the organization is. Modern Freemasonry seems sometimes like another social...

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