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How To Join Freemasonry

Our members have come from all walks of life and each with their own unique story to tell for why they became a Freemason.

Becoming a Freemason means you’ll be joining approximately 180,000 members throughout England and Wales, as well as Districts overseas.

Membership is open to any man over the age of 18 irrespective of their race or religion. In total, we have more than 7,000 Lodges, with students able to join one of 87 University Scheme Lodges. 

Joining a Lodge in London

Freemasons meet all across London, in Masonic halls, hotels, livery halls and other venues. Most Lodges meet four to eight times a year, usually in the late afternoon and early evening (some on Saturdays) and will usually include a dinner after the meeting. 

It is important to identify whether a Lodge's location and meeting days/times are convenient for you, so that you can commit to a regular attendance without damaging your family or work commitments. You should also be able to bear the financial commitment (subscriptions, an expectation of contributions to charitable funds, dining fees, regalia etc). 

Above all, no one should undertake membership which may adversely affect his family, employment or other non-Masonic commitments. 

We have a number of Lodges which focus on being able to provide a great masonic experience for students over the age of 18. Such Lodges have members from diverse backgrounds and aim to be welcoming to all students. Please visit www.universitiesscheme.com for more information.

If you are ready to start the process please complete the form here. We will then arrange for one of our members to contact you in order to discuss further.

Women are invited to join one of two female-only Grand Lodges: The Order of Women Freemasons https://www.owf.org.uk/  and Freemasonry for Women https://hfaf.org .