Becoming A Freemason

With over 250,000 Freemasons in England and Wales, spread through over 8,000 Lodges, it is more than likely that you will never have to look far to find a Lodge to join. You will also discover that every Freemason you speak to will have a slightly different reason for why they joined. One thing you can be sure of is that no matter if you have just joined or have been a member for over 50 years, the person sat next to you will have similar life values and a genuine desire to do what they can for good causes.

Are you at least 21 years old?

You have to be at least twenty one years old to join freemasonry.

Do you believe in a supreme being?

You must believe in a supreme being to be a Freemason. We won’t ask about religion, that is personal to you and we admit all faiths.

Do you have criminal convictions?

To join you must be of good character with no criminal convictions. If you’re not sure what counts and what doesn’t, ask us.

Is your family aware of your interest in Freemasonry and, if so, are they supportive of your intention?

Given your current stage of life and personal circumstances, do you have the time available to commit to joining and becoming an active Freemason?

The number of meetings per year varies from lodge to lodge, but you might expect at least six full meetings per year, together with two, three or four less formal rehearsal, learning and social meetings a month. Health warning. Freemasonry can become addictive and many Freemasons belong to several lodges or additional masonic orders.