So your interest is piqued and you want to know more and take that next step. Great! But before you do it's worth asking yourself a few questions.

Are you a free man?

Every candidate must be a free man, and in reputable circumstances.

Are you at least 18 years old ?

You have to be at least 18 years old to join freemasonry (if 18yrs you must have finally ceased full time secondary education or training). Undergraduates and other university members can enjoy Freemasonry through the Universities Scheme.

Do you believe in a supreme being?

You must believe in a supreme being to be a Freemason. We won’t ask about religion, that is personal to you.

Do you have criminal convictions?

To join you must be of good character with no criminal convictions. If you’re not sure what counts and what doesn’t, ask us.

Is your family aware of your interest in Freemasonry and, if so, are they supportive of your intention?

Given your current stage of life and personal circumstances, do you have the time available to commit to joining and becoming an active Freemason?

The number of meetings per year varies from lodge to lodge, but you might expect at least six full meetings per year, together with two, three or four less formal rehearsal, learning and social meetings a month. Health warning. Freemasonry can become addictive and many Freemasons belong to several lodges or additional masonic orders.

Can you afford it?

Whilst not disproportionately expensive, there is a cost to Freemasonry (Joining fee. regular lodge subscription, dining fee, regalia) and it is important that you factor that into your consideration. Whilst each lodge differs in cost, you should anticipate paying somewhere in the region of £200 to £250 per year (there will also be a cost to dining after a meeting).

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