Freemasonry is open to men from all walks of life, regardless of their personal circumstances or background. However there are a few things you need to know if you are considering applying for membership of a Lodge……
• Membership is only open to men over the age of 21 years (18 in certain circumstances).
• All Freemasons are required to have a belief in a Supreme Being.
• All Freemasons are required to obey the law and to be good citizens.
• Freemasons are specifically prohibited from using their masonic affiliations to further their own (or anyone else’s) business interests.
• Freemasons regularly donate money to Charity. No one, however, is asked to donate more than they can afford.
• A Freemason’s first duty is always the well-being of his family.
5 Reasons why you should consider joining…
Because it’s a lot of Fun!
A Masonic Lodge provides wide ranging opportunities for socialising, having fun and making new friends.
Because it’s Worthwhile!
Freemasonry is a worthwhile way to spend some of your free time. It provides a real chance to make a positive impact in the Community and to make a real difference to the lives of people who are in need of assistance.
Because it’s a Challenge!
If you are looking to challenge yourself then Freemasonry uniquely provides many ways in which you can grow and develop both morally and intellectually. The various aspects of running a Lodge provide real life experience in such diverse areas as Administration, Financial Management, Event Planning, Fundraising, Training & Education, Public Speaking and Social Welfare.
Because it’s Fascinating!
Freemasonry affords its members the chance to become part of a rich historical and cultural tradition which has existed for over 300 years. Freemasonry has become part of the social fabric of our Nation to the extent that masonic phrases such as “Past Master”and “On the Level” have become part of our everyday language. Its basic principles of Compassion, Benevolence and Integrity provide its members with a moral framework by which to live, a greater knowledge of themselves, and an opportunity for personal, intellectual and spiritual development.
Because it’s Relevant!
Freemasonry remains relevant in the 21st Century because it addresses real issues and real needs. Whether dealing with the consequences of a major natural disaster like the Indian Ocean Tsunami, social problems such a homelessness or poverty, or personal difficulties such as illness, aging or bereavement, Freemasonry, as a result of its enormous fund-raising abilities, can bring aid, relief and hope to people across the globe.
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