The reason why people join and what they like about Freemasonry vary from person to person. You will have your own reasons, but the following are taken from a sample of new members:
Quest for knowledge – because they are intrigued about the history and mysteries held within Freemasonry
Charity – because they feel it is a conduit to ‘put back into society’, through Masonic charity giving
Brotherhood – because it is a leveller, meaning you meet (and indeed become friends with) a broad spectrum of people – from Chairman of large companies to dustmen, people that live on your estate to foreign nationals, people from 21 to 90+ years of age – essentially, a very extensive male demographic. Simply by mixing with people from different walks of life helps to broaden the mind
Self Improvement – to become a better person
Learning – networking, learning from peers and mentors and learning from practising ritual (if you hold office) and after dinner speech-making (watching others and on occasion making a simple speech)
Unusual – because there is nothing quite like it in life
Achievement – progressing through office to Worshipful Master.
Before you join Freemasonry Please consider the following:
- The essential condition of membership is a belief in a Supreme Being.
- Freemasonry recognises no distinction of religion and emphasises the duties of loyalty and citizenship.
- No member are to discuss religion and politics in Lodge.
- It offers no business advantages , neither does it bind one Freemason to deal with another.
- Freemasonry is not a mutual benefit society.
- Join only if the fees and charitable contributions to Freemasonry will not place a financial burden on yourself or others.
- Be sure that you desire intellectual and moral improvement.
- Devote time, means and efforts in promoting our moral pledges.