About Freemasonry


Becoming a Freemason is easier than you think

Our fraternity has a wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world's oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult.  It's actually straightforward. The essential qualifications for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being......we'll explain more when you get in touch.

It is usual for candidates to be "mature men of 21 years and over", but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.

If you are interested in finding out how to become a Freemason, please complete our contact us form, (select, “I’d like to become a Freemason” as the subject).

Don’t worry, you are not committing yourself to anything at this stage. We will contact you as soon as possible to give you further details. We look forward to meeting you...

The Building on Rainbow Hill has an annual Open Day in September each year where visitors are welcome to explore the Masonic Temple, Library and Museum.  Please check this website for specific dates nearer the time.                  

Like to know more about Freemasonry?

The United Grand Lodge of England have put together a useful booklet you can download below: