How to Join

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.