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How to join Freemasonry

Join Freemasonry

Becoming a Freemason means you’ll be joining about 175,000 members throughout England and Wales, as well as Districts overseas.

Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and the organisation’s aim is to empower members to be the best they can be – it’s about building character, supporting members as individuals and helping them make a positive contribution to society.

We have more than 7,000 Lodges, with any man over the age of 18 welcome to join, irrespective of their race or religion. Students are also able to join one of 87 University Scheme Lodges.

Women are invited to join one of two female-only Grand Lodges: The Order of Women Freemasons and Freemasonry for Women.

Ways to join

There are several ways to become a Freemason. If you don’t know anyone who is a member and that you can talk to, then your first step is to contact your nearest Lodge.

  1. Register your interest
    All you need to do is simply register your interest by selecting the area where you’d like to join.

  2. Locate the area where you’d like to join
    You will be asked to either type in your postcode if you live in England or Wales to find your nearest Masonic centre, or select your country via a dropdown menu.
  3. Send us your details
    We will then ask you to complete a short form, which will be forwarded to your Province or District.
  4. A representative will be in touch
    A local Freemason will then be in touch to tell you more about Freemasonry and answer any questions you may have.

Re- joining

If you’re interested in re-joining Freemasonry, you can also locate your preferred area to register your interest.

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In an uncertain world, our principles ring as true today as they ever have before. Membership is open to people from all backgrounds.