Becoming a Freemason means you’ll be joining over 200,000 members throughout England and Wales as well as Districts overseas.
Membership is open to any man over the age of 21 irrespective of their race or religion, and women are invited to join one of two female-only Grand Lodges:
The Order of Women Freemasons (OWF) and the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons (HFAF).
In total, there are over 7,000 Freemasonry lodges, with students over 18 able to join one of the 73 Universities Scheme lodges.
Lodge meetings are typically held in two parts.
The first involves more administrative procedures, such as proposing and balloting for new members and
receiving news about charitable fundraising.
The second part focuses on ceremonies, which might relate to areas such as the admittance of new members or the installation of the Master of the lodge and his officers – a process made up of three degrees, or stages, each one marked by a special ceremony.
True to the sense friendship and togetherness among Freemasons, meetings are also social events, providing an occasion for members to dine together.
Outside of the lodge, activities include community fundraising and volunteering activities as well as a varied programme of events
If you are interested or require further information please use the contact form
and someone from our Membership Team will contact you