steps to becoming a freemason

So how do I join freemasonry?

Our step-by-step guidance

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. There are two routes to entry:

1. Introduction and Nomination – the traditional route, being introduced and recommended by an existing member.

2. Application to the Lodge Secretary – perhaps you have only recently moved to the area, or don’t know anyone in our Lodge. If this is the case and  you would like to be considered as a member, please take a look at our Find Your Reason page and also the information provided by the United Grand Lodge of England, which provides more details on the objectives of the organisation and becoming a Freemason, see if our core values resonate with your own. If you would like to join our Lodge, please take a look at our Join Ridings Tablers’ page for all you need to know.

Then, through either of the above two routes and following receipt of your application, you will be interviewed by senior members of the Lodge. If successful, your name will be put forward to open Lodge for ballot as a member. The whole process takes about 3 months, and may take a little longer if we have a waiting list at the time you apply.