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Freemasonry - Your questions Answered

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Men from all walks of life can join regardless of background, religion and race all men are welcome. Your own lodge, and the wider Masonic membership have members who are plumbers, teachers, train drivers, bankers, Ex forces, Prison and Police officers, self employed, I.T and whole host of other backgrounds

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There are a number of costs involved in becoming a Freemason – contrary to belief and myth it is not reserved for the wealthy or well off.

A typical example:

  • Annual lodge fees
  • Dining costs at each meeting
  • A charitable donation at each meeting (There is no set amount)
  • The purchase of a Master Mason’s Apron. (There may be a lodge member that has a Master Mason apron to pass on).

 

Our lodge meets four times per year in February, April, June and October.

Meetings usually start in the late afternoon. Once the meeting has finished the Brethren and their guests then dine together.

During the course of the Masonic season we meet a number of times for Lodge of Instruction.

This is where Brethren get together to rehearses for the next meeting. It’s great fun!

Very true and is an essential part of Freemasonry. Lodges donate to local, national and international charities and support local good causes.

In Surrey there are two care homes to look after Freemasons, their family and dependents. There is also support for the Kent, Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance and many other well known organizations.

Central to charity aspect is the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The website is worth a visit for an overview of the charitable side of Freemasonry.

Meetings are made of of various elements which includes the minutes of previews meetings and other administrative matters. This section of the meeting is brief as most items are emailed to the membership these days.

The fun part is the Initiation of new members, the advancement of present members and once per year the installation of a new Master.

New Freemasons make solemn promises concerning their behaviour both in the Lodge and in society.

Members also promise to keep confidential the way they recognise each other when visiting another Lodge.

Freemasons also promise to support others in time of need but only so far as it does not conflict with their family, work commitments and public obligations.

You certainly can. In fact we encourage it! Not just you but your family.

There are many events throughout the year. Ladies Nights, BBQ’s, Quiz Nights, annual Cathedral service, charity events, fetes/gala events, hog roasts or simply meet up for a beer or a curry night!

Like anything that you become a member of it does require some commitment. However every Freemason knows that family is first, work second and then Freemasonry.

That well known adage ‘you get out what you put in’ is true of Freemasonry.

We ask you to come along to the meetings when they are announced. (The dates are set in stone!)

As much as you, can come along to Lodge of Instruction where you will learn about Freemasonry and get to know the lodge members in relaxed, informal surroundings.

Not a problem! That is the advantage of our website. This is just a brief overview of who we are and what we offer.

You will find we are a very welcoming lodge and will be more than happy to help with your enquiry.