Becoming a Mason



Are you thinking of becoming a Freemason?

There are over 330,000 Freemasons in England, spread throughout 8,000 Lodges in England and Wales, and nearly six million worldwide.

"Masonry recognises no distinction of religion and emphasises the duties of citizenship. Religious or political discussion is not permitted in Lodge meetings."

If you are interested in becoming a Mason one of the best places to start is by reading this booklet produced by the United Grand Lodge of England and then visiting the What is Freemasonry section of their website. To find out why Freemasonry continues to appeal to a younger generation, please take the time to watch this video which is also found on the Grand Lodge website. 

"There is general agreement amongst historians and researchers that Freemasonry developed, either directly or indirectly, from the medieval stonemasons. Those who support the indirect link believe the originators of Freemasonry were men who wished to promote tolerance and build a better world in which men of differing opinions could peacefully co-exist and work together for the betterment of mankind."

If after reading the information provided above you are still interested in becoming a Freemason we advise that you first talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a member. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you find a suitable Lodge.
 
If you do not know anyone who is a currently a Freemason, please feel free to contact our Lodge Secretary by email using secretary@stgileslodge.org and he will be happy to provide you with more information.