Next Stated Meeting will be December 12, 2018 at Ansar Shrine Center. We will also be having our election of officers that evening

Ansar Fall Ceremonial will be on December 1, 2018 at the Shrine Center. Get your candidates ready.

Ansar Shriners

Welcome to the Ansar Shriners website. Our Temple is located at 630 S. 6th Street in Springfield, Illinois. Our telephone number is (217) 525-1771. Ansar, which was chartered July 13, 1915, is number 13 in seniority, besides Ansar, there are four other Temples in Illinois: Ainad, East St. Louis; Medinah, Chicago; Mohammed, Peoria; Tebala, Rockford…as a Noble, you are always welcome at all of them!  The word Ansar is Arabic and means “those Who Give Aid”.  Our closest hospital is Shriners Hospital for Children, located at 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 and can be reached at (314) 432-3600. The hospital would welcome a visit from you and your family. We also refer a number of children to the hospital in Chicago and the burn hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio Thanks for stopping by. Come back and visit again.

Shriners International

Shriners International is fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth, founded Shriners Hospitals for Children as it’s official philanthropy in 1922. What began as one hospital, is now a world renowned health care system with 22 locations in three countries. The fraternity, which has nearly 200 chapters in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world, continues to operate and support this unique health care system. Please visit to learn more.

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Generally, care is provided until the age of 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All care and services are provided in a family centered environment. For more information, please visit,


The 2017 edition of the Ansar Shrine Circus is now in the history books and we would like to thank everyone who attended or helped make the event a success. We look forward to seeing everyone again for the 2018 Circus.

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Ansar Shriners

Ansar Shrine Circus