why join?

The Journey of a Lifetime

Any man over the age of 21 may join regardless of ethnic group, political views, economic standing or religion although he is expected to have a faith. Becoming a Freemason is like going on a journey: from joining as an Entered Apprentice, it typically takes one or two years to become a Master Mason, with each of the three stages marked by a special ceremony.

Broaden your horizons

You’ll meet people from all walks of life and meet as equals whatever their race, religion or socio-economic position in society. Our values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty, fairness and tolerance.

New Friendships

You’ll make lasting friendships, achieve your potential and, above all, have fun. Masonry provides a forum for people to meet in an open environment, helping to build trust.

Charity

Freemasons make a major contribution to society through their own charities, as well as through donations to UK charities and worldwide disaster relief funds, with members playing an active role in their communities.

Become a better you

We embrace all the fundamental principles of good citizenship. Many of these are learnt through traditional rituals that take the form of one-act plays, leading to increased self-esteem and confidence.

Self Discovery

Every Freemason embarks on his own journey of self-discovery when he enters the organisation.With three levels of Freemasonry, the progression through to senior roles within a Lodge can be seen in much the same way as a person progressing in his career – each promotion bringing greater understanding and responsibility

Harmony

Freemasonry prides itself on its transparency. There are no closed doors in Freemasonry – anyone can visit its headquarters at Freemasons’ Hall in London. For everyone, Lodges offer a place of harmony and tranquility.

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