About Freemasonry

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest fraternal organisations with the first Grand Lodge forming in London in 1711. Ancient freemasons pre-date this first grand lodge by many centuries.

A group of freemasons meet as a ‘lodge’ which are governed by the United Grand Lodge of England. It is possible for several lodges to meet within the same building or masonic hall.

Lodges that are governed by UGLE are exclusively male, but freemasonry is also open to women. There is currently  The Order of Women Freemasons and  The Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons.    

What Freemasons do

Masonic Lodges usually meet once a month in the evening, and generally follow the academic year, not meeting in the Summer months.

In essence, Freemasonry is a social club where we meet friends and have a meal. There is a strong charitable element.

We perform ritual. This is a series of plays or ceremonies that are usually committed to memory. They are concerned with certain aspects of life, and are designed to make good men even better.

They include the joining ceremony known as Initiation, where a man first becomes a Freemason.

Freemasonry is not a religion. Any man of any creed can join, as long as he professes to believe in some form of higher power, whatever that may be. Religion and Politics are never discussed. We are all equal in The Craft.

Become a Freemason

Traditionally Freemasons did not solicit membership. They waited to be asked. This is still one way of becoming a Mason, but if you don’t know any this is obviously a barrier.

Not anymore.

Click on the Contact tab in the top right corner, fill in a few details, and one of our Team will get in touch with you in good time to tell you more about the organisation and help facilitate your application should you chose to join our Fraternity.

Freemasonry, Your Questions Answered.