Why become a Mason?

Being a Freemason means something different for every member. However, there are four key reasons to join us, founded on our four guiding principles of integrity, friendship, respect and service.

Integrity: Become a better person

As Freemasons, we’re focused on building ourselves as people of integrity. When faced with a choice in life, this means learning how to take the right path, not necessarily the easiest path.

As a Freemason, the familiar structure and rituals of our meetings will provide you with a framework that will help you to make the right choices, and so reach your true potential as a member of society.

Friendship: Gain strength through our camaraderie

Becoming a Freemason is an excellent way of making new friends, many of which will last for life. And because Freemasonry brings together people from so many walks of life, many of these friendships will be with people you’d never otherwise have met – making them all the more special.

It’s this diversity and our ‘team spirit’ that will help you as a Freemason get through those difficult times that we’re faced with on our journey through life.

Respect: Help us bring society together

As Freemasons, we value the things that bring us together, and celebrate the diversity amongst our members.

By becoming a Freemason, you’ll learn to put aside superficial differences such as race and religion that can divide societies. Instead, you’ll learn to approach people with an open mind, and value them for who they truly are.


Whether participating in events, fundraising for a charitable cause or volunteering for public or community organisations, service is at the very heart of Freemasonry. Our members make valuable contributions by donating time, resources and skills.

Join us today

Freemasonry is for people of all backgrounds and at all stages of their life, catered for by a variety of lodges with different interests.

So whether you’re recently retired, are looking for something new in your life, or simply want an enjoyable hobby, we can find the ideal lodge for you. Simply fill in the form below, and we’ll be in touch with more information about what’s available in your area.

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