How to join
...Could you please tell me what the requirements are? How could I
The absolute requirements for becoming a Mason are:
- be a man, at least 21 years old
- have belief in a Supreme Being (of any faith. No particular
religion or faith is required or excluded. All are welcome.)
To join, all you have to do ask a Mason:
- you should be someone who does, or want to learn to, enjoy the
company of other men from all different social classes, faiths,
backgrounds, races, countries, etc. Masonry is universal in its ideals.
- if you are a family man, Masonry considers that your family
obligations come FIRST, so you must be sure that:
- you have the time to participate (usually two or three
evenings/month at first for meetings and instruction, and then at
least one evening per month for meetings from then on -- often more
if you get involved in lodge activities.)
- you can afford the initiation fees and the annual dues without
hardship to yourself or your family.
- you should be coming to Masonry "of your own free will and accord",
to learn to improve yourself and to enjoy the company of other good
people, not because someone keeps pestering you to join or because you
think it will help you "get ahead" in business.
Hope this helps. (Please be sure to tell them that you used this
web-site to find them.)
- Preferably someone you know or at least who lives or works
- If you think that don't know any Masons in your area, you could
post to the netnews group alt.freemasonry and ask that anyone who lives
in your general area reply to you, or...
- You can probably find nearby lodges listed in your phonebook.
(White-pages listings for lodges may be under "Masons", "Freemasons",
"Masonic Apartments", or "Masonic Temple", and the Grand Lodge would
probably be under "Grand Lodge of Masons"), or...
- Find your state's Grand Lodge in this
list of U.S.A. Grand Lodges. Call
them and ask to speak to someone in the office of the Grand Secretary.
Freemasonry main page.