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.
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.
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