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Are you interested in becoming a Freemason?

It is not as hard to join as you may think

Victoria House is the home of many Freemason’s lodges including Guys Lodge, Kenilworth Lodge, Priors Lodge, Royal Leamington Spa Lodge and Stoneleigh Lodge.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. Although its roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles, modern Freemasonry is about making friends with like minded men from all faiths and backgrounds who follow a moral and ethical approach to life. It is an organisation of men who believe that the worth of a man can be measured… not by wealth or by fame, but by his deeds, character and by his love for others.

If you would like to know more about joining then please use our contact form to get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Our booklet Discover Freemasonry in Warwickshire will give you more information. 

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How to Join

Becoming a Freemason means you’ll be joining approximately 200,000 members throughout England and Wales, as well as Districts overseas.

Membership is open to any man over the age of 18 irrespective of their race or religion. In total, there are more than 7,000 Lodges, with students able to join one of 87 University Scheme Lodges. Women are invited to join one of two female-only Grand Lodges: The Order of Women Freemasons and Freemasonry for Women.

You can also read our core leaflet on the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) Website to find out what it means to be a Freemason and the four guiding principles which Freemasons use to help define their path through life.

What happens at a Lodge meeting?

Lodge meetings are typically held in two parts. The first involves more administrative procedures, such as proposing and balloting for new members and receiving news about charitable fundraising. The second part focuses on ceremonies, which might relate to areas such as the admittance of new members or the installation of the Master of the Lodge and his officers – a process made up of three degrees, or stages, each one marked by a special ceremony.

True to the sense of friendship and togetherness among Freemasons, meetings are also social events, providing an occasion for members to dine together. Outside of the Lodge, activities include community fundraising and volunteering activities, as well as a varied programme of events where spouses, partners and families are welcome.

How do I join?

If you don’t know anyone who is a member and that you can talk to, then your first step is to contact us.

You may also be interested to find out more about the Universities Scheme.