Freemasonry

Making Good Men Better

Freemasonry is "one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations" (UGLE, 2014). There are currently more than 250,000 Freemasons across England and Wales, and more than 6 million worldwide.

Why join?

Put simply, because it makes men better.

At the heart of Freemasonry are 3 core principles: brotherly love, relief and truth, and 4 core values: Integrity; Kindness; Honesty and Fairness.

Different people find Freemasonry rewarding for different reasons: for some it’s about making new friends and acquaintances; for others it’s about making a valuable contribution to charity, family and society.

Who joins?

Freemasons come from all areas of society and all walks of life.

Who is eligible for membership of a Freemason lodge?

Any law-abiding man aged at least 21, who is of good character and who believes in the existence of a Supreme Being (regardless of faith) is eligible to join.

Members must never use their Freemasonry as a means of gaining preferment for themselves or any other person. Any attempt to do so could, and does, result in expulsion from membership.

Find out more about Charterhouse Lodge membership