How to become a Freemason
If you know someone who is a Freemason, a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a member, it is quite in order for you to talk to them about your interest. Ask them to get you more information, usually via the Loyal Manor Lodge Secretary.
If you contact Loyal Manor Lodge personally through the website Membership Enquiry, you will be given both a warm welcome and answers to all your questions.
Why Become a Freemason
Throughout 300 years of heritage and history, our members have come from all walks of life and each with their own unique story to tell for why they became a Freemason.
As one of the oldest social and charitable organisations in the world, we have a thriving community of over 200,000 members throughout England and Wales, as well as Districts overseas.
Freemasons use four important guiding principles to help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity
INTEGRITY: Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.
FRIENDSHIP: One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions, and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.
RESPECT: With a membership of more than 200,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
CHARITY: Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. The organisation provides a support structure that helps members make positive contributions to communities and worthwhile causes through fundraising events or volunteer work.
Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and our aim is to empower members to be the best they can be.
Here’s just a few reasons to become a Freemason:
You want to make new friendships – Freemasonry gives members many opportunities to make a wide circle of friends for life. Finding bonds with people who share common interests and meeting people from all different backgrounds are only some of the ways Freemasonry can help cultivate lasting friendships.
You want to develop yourself – Freemasonry is all about building character and supporting members as individuals. It’s these foundations that allow members to develop themselves, from increased self-confidence to transferable skills such as public speaking.
You want to make a positive contribution to society – Whether taking part in social events or fundraising, charity is at the very heart of Freemasonry. Our members make valuable contributions to deserving causes and it’s because of this we’re recognised as one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing £42 million to deserving causes in 2019.
What is Freemasonry? Video from United Grand Lodge of England