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How do you become a Freemason?

How do you become a Freemason?

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We often get emails about how to join Freemasonry, and our answers are always the same. We thought it would be good to create a post about it to help anyone who is struggling with finding information about joining. 
 

 

 

Requirements 

  • Be a male Females are unable to become a Freemason
  • Be over 21 (18 in some jurisdictions)
  • Believe in a supreme being Any religion is okay, but you must believe in some sort of supreme being. Atheists cannot become Freemasons

 

 So you meet all of these requirements? Read on 

First make contact with a Freemason or the Lodge -

  • Do you know anyone who is a Freemason ? “To Be One Ask One” If you know someone who is a Freemason, you can reach out to them and express interest in applying to become one. You can look for signs to tell if someone you know is a Freemason. For example, do they have a Masonic ring or a car decal?                                                                                                  

   

 

  • Find your nearest Grand Lodge and find information about the Lodges. You will need to express interest that you are wanting to be a Freemason. The person speaking to you will first try to determine whether or not you are joining for the right reasons.

 

The next step will be to fill out a Petition - The is a rather detailed form and requires information about yourself and beliefs. It will help the lodge understand more about you and give an overview about your life. 
Once submitted, the Lodge will assign a few members look into your application and interview you. 

 

Ballot - The lodge will make a decision on whether or not they think you are a suitable candidate.
  
And that’s it. You will be notified with the result, and the real journey begins!

   

Some common questions

Is Freemasonry free? No, lodges require a yearly fee. If you think of it that the lodge needs up keeping just like your house, then it makes sense that it has to have some money.
  
How often do lodges meet? -Different lodges have different schedules. Some can meet a couple times a week, others will meet just once a month. You can ask these questions to the lodge and make sure you are not committing when you don’t have the time to attend. 
  
We hope you will find use out of this information. You can ask questions below and we will get back to you. Let us know if it did or did not help you.

   

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Make sure to read this post where we ask Freemasons what their main piece of advice they would give to someone wanting to become a Freemason 

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