Becoming a Freemason

People might think that becoming a Freemason is quite difficult. It’s actually fairly straightforward. One essential qualification for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being. It is usual for candidates to be “mature men of 21 years and over”, but under specific circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 are also sometimes admitted.

Suggested Steps

After reading through the information on this site, if you are interested in becoming a Freemason, we suggest that you first talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a member. They will be able to further explain to you about Freemasonry and help you take the first steps to finding a suitable Lodge.

Should that not be possible or convenient, then please contact us at Union Lodge and we will be happy to assist you.

If you do not live or work in Thanet, and you are interested in contacting a lodge elsewhere in East Kent, please click here for further information.

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) has produced a booklet entitled “Becoming a Freemason” explaining many aspects of Freemasonry. It gives information about membership, the principles of Freemasonry, its development in England, some famous Freemasons, the officers of a Lodge, dress code and the standard layout of a Lodge meeting room.

Another useful source of information is the Kent Museum of Freemasonry, located in Canterbury. It is manned by volunteers from 10am to 4pm each day and admission is free. An hour spent there will be very informative. For further information please click here.

What it means to be a Freemason (UGLE)