18 Years or older
The minimum age for joining is 18. There is no upper age limit to membership and many of our members come to Freemasonry later in life
Good Moral Character
Freemasonry prides itself on being a force for social good. We require that all of our candidates have a clear criminal record
Belief in a Supreme Being
When becoming a Freemason, members are expected to be able to affirm a belief in a ‘Supreme Being’. This is deliberately phrased so as to be fully inclusive; most of our members generally believe in a God - be it Christian, Muslim, Sikh or Jewish etc - of some sort, and there is no requirement to be an active practitioner of any particular religion.
Able to commit time
The amount of time you choose to give to Freemasonry is again largely up to you. Most Lodges meet in the evenings between 4 – 6 times a year, usually between the Months of August – May, though there are Lodges that meet more regularly, or outside of those dates. There are also certain rehearsals and social functions that you may choose to attend
The First Steps to becoming a Freemason in Nottinghamshire
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Freemasonry in Nottinghamshire.
Hopefully, you have found this site informative enough to want to find out more about joining a Freemasons lodge in Nottinghamshire
Please complete the Membership Enquiry Form – we will then be in touch.
We will invite you to meet the appropriate Hall Membership Coordinator at an informal venue to discuss your interest in Freemasonry.
We will match you to a Lodge that we think will suit your needs and interests
We will invite you to meet members of that Lodge and get to know them
If you and the Lodge are happy, you will be invited to be Initiated into Freemasonry
Each Lodge will have its own way of doing things but essentially each follow the same principle. As much as you can, we will encourage you to meet socially with Lodge members, to get to know them.
They will want to find out about you, and you will want to make sure the Lodge is right for you. There will also be opportunities for your family to meet with members and to ask questions; their support is equally important.
Should you be successful, the Lodge will ask you to attend for an interview and your application will be completed. This will be read out at the next meeting of the lodge and a date will be set for you to become a Freemason.
During this time, it is generally the Secretary or Membership Officer who will keep you informed at each stage.
Good luck in your application!
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