Yorkshire North & East Ridings Freemasons


Becoming a Freemason isn’t difficult, in fact it is quite straightforward – and means you’ll be joining over 200,000 members throughout England and Wales as well as Districts overseas.

Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and the organisation’s aim is to empower members to be the best they can be – it’s about building character, making new friendships, supporting members as individuals and helping them make a positive contribution to society.

We have more than 7,000 Lodges, with any man over the age of 18 eligible to join, irrespective of their race or religion. Students are also able to join one of 87 University Scheme Lodges.

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).



Lodge meetings are typically held in two parts. The first involves  administrative procedures, such as proposing and balloting for new members and receiving news about charitable fundraising.

The second part focuses on ceremonies, which might be the admittance of new members or the installation of the Master of the lodge and his officers.

True to the ethos of 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.


You can watch some videos about Freemasonry and read more about this Province here.

You can find answers to common questions about Freemasonry here.


Finding out more



 Freemasons are encouraged to be open about their membership and  you may well have been approached by a friend or acquaintance, who feels that you would enjoy Freemasonry if you knew a little more about it.

Even if you have no connections with Freemasonry, we would be delighted to speak with you.

If you are interested or require further information please send us contact details (you can use the contact form opposite for this, or write to us). Our Membership Team will then contact you to discuss your interest.

The Province of Yorkshire
(North and East Ridings)
PO Box 235
Redcar TS10 9BP
tel: +44(0)1904 898644

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