Who can become a Mason ?

Freemasonry has a wonderful history, which dates back more than four hundred years. 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 Masonic principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

The essential qualifications for admission into Freemasonry are :-

* That you have a belief in a Supreme Being.

* That you are a “mature man of 21 years and over”.
Although in certain special circumstances you may be allowed at 18.

How to join the Lodge

If after reading the information on our site and others, you are interested in becoming a Freemason, we advise that you first talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a Mason. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you decide if Freemasonry is right for you.

However, if you don’t know anyone who is a Mason, or are an unattached Mason recently moved to the area and seeking a new lodge, then please contact our Secretary by post :-

York Lodge No. 236
Duncombe Place Masonic Hall
Duncombe Place

Or e-mail join@yorklodge236.org.uk

Arrangements will then be made to meet you socially to find out more about you, and to give you a chance to find out more about us.

You would then in due course be invited to meet a committee of members of the Lodge, prior to being balloted for membership of the Lodge.