How would I Join Freemasonry? 2018-07-05T13:43:56+00:00

How would I Join Freemasonry?

  • How do I apply to join Corinthian Lodge?

    If you know people who are Freemasons then you should ask them about joining (note that despite popular belief, YOU must take the initiative and ask to join – not the other way around).  If you are not aware of knowing any Freemasons, then you should contact us at mail@corinthian-lodge.co.uk and the Website Manager will discuss things with you and you will be requested to fill in a Website Candidate Enquiry Questionnaire.

    Traditionally you must have two members of a Lodge who are prepared to propose and Second you as a candidate for Freemasonry. Ask them to provide a Registration Form for completion, first by you and then by each of them. The completed form (together with any other forms required by Grand Lodge) should be given to the Lodge Secretary. No fees are normally payable until you are admitted to the Lodge.

  • What happens next?

    The Lodge Secretary will scrutinise the Registration form and, if satisfactory, you will be called for interview by the Lodge Committee. If you are found worthy, every member of the Lodge will be entitled to vote in a secret ballot at a Lodge meeting as to whether you should be admitted as a member. If the ballot is satisfactory you will receive a letter from the Lodge Secretary inviting you to attend for your Initiation at a regular meeting of the Lodge.

  • What happens on the night I become a Freemason?

    You should arrive in plenty of time, properly dressed as indicated above. You do not require your new Masonic apron at this meeting. An Officer of the Lodge will attend to you and the Treasurer will come to obtain the Initiation Fee and Annual Subscription.

    You will then pass through the ceremony of Initiation under the guidance of Officers of the Lodge. Rest assured that you will not be embarrassed in any way.

    No doubt you will be nervous, but try to relax as much as possible and take in as much of the ceremony as you can. Always remember that every Mason in the room has had the same experience or a similar experience and sympathises with how you feel. The Officers of the Lodge normally perform the entire ceremony from memory so it is probably true to say that they will be even more nervous than you!

    After the ceremony at the Festive Board, there may be a toast to your health and future and you will be expected to give a very brief reply to this. Speaking in public is never easy but your Proposer and/or Seconder will give you help with what to say

  • So how do you join?

    To become a freemason you must be male and at least 21 years old.

    You must have a belief in the existence of a “Supreme Being”.Because we are not an exclusively Christian organisation but have members of all Faiths we do not specify which God, all we ask is that you belong to a mono-theistic faith.

    You have to be proposed for and seconded by members of the lodge which you join.

    As with many organisations you will be asked to meet the committee of the lodge and you need to be voted for by the membership of the lodge.

    Quite simple really, ASK!

    Despite what you may have heard, you will not be invited to join, you need to step up to the door and knock for yourself.

    You probably already know someone who is a freemason so ask him, it’s as simple as that. But If you don’t know anyone who is a mason then make contact with us at Corinthian Lodge or with Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire West Riding either of which will point you in the direction of a Lodge contact which is closer to the area that you live in

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any enquiries can be made to the following

    E-mail: mail@corinthian-lodge.co.uk
    Mail: Andrew C/O Corinthian Lodge
    Hoyle Court Baildon
    Bradford BD17 6JS
    Tele: 07957 3666 44

  • How do you join? Check list

    1. To become a freemason, you must be male and at least 21 years old.
    2. You must have a belief in the existence of a “Supreme Being”. Because we are not an exclusively Christian organisation but have members of all Faiths we do not specify which God, all we ask is that you belong to a mono-theistic faith.
    3. You must be proposed for and seconded by members of the lodge which you join.
    4. As with many organisations you will be asked to meet the committee of the lodge and you need to be voted for by the membership of the lodge.
    5. Quite simple really, ASK!
    6. Despite what you may have heard, you will not be invited to join, you need to step up to the door and knock for yourself.
    7. You probably already know someone who is a freemason so ask him, it’s as simple as that. But If you don’t know anyone who is a mason then contact The Lodge Website Manager at Corinthian Lodge or with Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire West Riding either of which will point you in the direction of a Lodge contact which is closer to the area that you live in
    8. Introduction to Freemasonry https://youtu.be/7y835e79UX0
    9. Link to Freemasonry today: http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/
    10. Link to: What is it all about? What does it mean to be a Freemason?     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da0FZyLktLg
    11. What’s it all about? What it means to be a Freemason https://youtu.be/da0FZyLktLg
    12. An independent study has been conducted by a non-Masonic body on “The Future of Freemasonry”. The Report has has been published and can be read by clicking on the link below.http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/ugle-sgc/ugle/item/511-future-of-freemasonry-study-is-published