Becoming a Freemason
So, you think you might want to be a Freemason and you are not sure how to go about it; well, it's much easier than you might think.
But before we explain how you go about it let's make something really clear - you really can apply to join Freemasonry, the idea that you 'have to be invited to become a member' is not correct.
We also need to say that to become a Freemason you must be at least 21 years of age and you must be of good character.
So what do you need to do?
First step - if you know someone who is a Freemason, just go up to them and ask "Are you a Freemason" - it really is that simple. If they are, they will tell you and be very happy to explain what you need to do to be considered for membership. If you don't know anyone who is a Freemason, or are unsure, make an enquiry to a Lodge in your area or contact the Provincial Membership Officer for more information. All enquiries are treated on a confidential basis.
Second step - If you like what you hear and want to take matters a little further, your 'new friend' will make arrangements for you to meet members of his Lodge in an informal atmosphere such as a pub, coffee shop, Masonic Hall or even someone's home; it could even be your own home. You and your partner can ask all the questions you can think of, and the Freemasons you meet will do their very best to answer them openly and honestly. Do bear in mind that there might be some things they can't tell you - yet!
Third step - The meeting went well, you and your partner are happy and you want to know more and progress your application; so begins the paperwork, yes there really is an application form, we call it a Form P - strangely no one ever asks why is it called a Form P?
Fourth step - You will be invited to a meeting where a more formal chat takes place. Don't worry, this is only to make sure you really are keen to join and that you understand the level of committment required of a member; after all you wouldn't want to join if nothing happened - would you?
Final step - You understand and accept the principles on which Freemasonry is based and you are able to give the time and financial committment you will be expected to make; and are now ready to make new friends and become a Freemason.
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Hear what real Freemasons have to say
To understand what Freemasonry is all about, the United Grand Lodge of England has produced a video which features real people telling their own story why they became a Freemason.
Each person featured on the video is a 'real person' - not an actor pretending to be a Freemason just for filming purposes.
Throughout Wiltshire there are people just like these and each one would be happy to tell you what first attracted them to Freemasonry, and more importantly explain why it is that 10, 15 20 and even 60 years later they are still proud to say "I'm a Freemason"
You can find out more by contacting us today.
Friendships are made between Freemasons and their families. We believe it's important to have friends.
Playing a part in helping others is key to being a Freemason. We believe it's in our DNA.
Freemasons enjoy social events with friends. We believe it's important to have fun.