How Can I become a Freemason?
Our fraternity has a wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.
People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It’s actually straightforward.
The essential qualifications for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being. This means that you profess a Religious faith. Freemasonry is not restricted to certain Faiths. Freemasons meet all over the world and embrace men of many differing religions.
It is usual for candidates to be “mature men of 21 years and over”, but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.
After reading the “Frequently Asked Questions” on this site, and you are still interested in becoming a Freemason, we advise that you first talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a member. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you find a suitable Lodge.
If you don’t know anyone at all who is a member, then contact the secretary of the lodge in your area (contact details can be found on the page Free State Lodges), or alternatively the District Grand Secretary, telling him a little bit about yourself and your reasons for wishing to join.
Arrangements will be made to meet you socially to find out more about you, and to give you a chance to find out more about us.
You would then in due course be invited to meet a committee of members from a Lodge you might be joining, prior to being balloted for membership of that Lodge.
All being well, arrangements will then be made for your admission.