Becoming a Freemason


As the oldest fraternal organisation in the world, Freemasonry is founded upon principles of kindness, honesty and fairness. Timeless values that are as relevant to the world today as they were three hundred years ago when we were established. These ideals have attracted members for centuries, and will hopefully do so for centuries to come. 

The greatest lure of Freemasonry is the mystique of a closed door, on the other side of that closed door are rituals, symbols and ceremonies known only to our members and Masters. Private ceremonies that have been passed from mouth to ear for centuries. Our fraternity is strewn with legends, myths and ancient mysteries.

Freemasonry 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.

Freemasonry is open to men of all walks of life, whatever race or religion who believe in a Supreme Being, i.e. God, by whatever name he is known to them.

Men wishing to become Freemasons must, with few exceptions, be at least 21 years of age.

Candidates for Freemasonry are required not to expect, anticipate or seek any preferment or financial benefit as a consequence of becoming a member.

There should be no conflict between a candidate's family, business or professional interests and membership.

Every member has the opportunity to take office in his Lodge and eventually to become its Master.

There are about 330,000 Freemasons in England who belong to one or more of 8,000 Lodges.

People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It's actually straightforward.

Dave at WM - standing 

                    David - Pictured here as a Fellowcraft.