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Interested in joining?

If you have an interest in joining Freemasonry, by reading this you have taken your first step in the right direction. As the home of Freemasonry is in the United Kingdom, we have nearly 200,000 members in nearly 8000 Lodge and Chapters around the country. 

Freemasonry can be such a diverse interest and has the potential for a lifelong affair that gives back continually. The beauty of how Freemasonry works is you only need to commit what you want or can, in time and effort. Tasks and roles are never forced upon you, Freemasonry will never ask you to place family, work or important interests ahead of what you want to get out of Freemasonry and how you can help Freemasonry in return.

Finding a Lodge to join is normally about the location and meeting the existing members to help give you that understanding of who, where and when as lodges meet on different days, different locations, and with different goals or aims. If you are interested in joining Freemasonry, Addiscombe Lodge would love to help you start that journey.

If you are genuinely interested in joining Freemasonry, you should, to avoid any embarrassment later, make yourself aware of the membership requirements below. Of course, if you already know any Freemasons then they too should be able to advise you.

Membership Requirements

Anyone offering himself as a candidate should be 21 years of age or over and of good repute, and should be entirely assured in his own mind:

  1. That he sincerely seeks intellectual and moral improvement for himself and others.

  2. That he has a belief in a supreme being (God as you understand him).

  3. That he is able to afford the necessary expenditure without detriment to himself or his connections. Financial ability to pay lodge subscriptions and contributions to charity, without having an adverse impact on his family. (Normal Addiscombe Lodge fees are £240 per year)

  4. That he is willing and able to devote part of his time, his means and his efforts, to the promotion of the aims of our ancient Institution. To make a commitment to attend Lodge meetings, rehearsals, socials and events.

  5. That he will never seek commercial, social or pecuniary advantage from his membership.

​​Addiscombe is a progressive and a growing lodge that has a well-recognised reputation for some of the best work in Surrey. This makes it an ideal first choice to start freemasonry.

It is important to know that Freemasonry is a voluntary, fraternal organisation, composed of men of good will, good character and good reputation, who believe in an almighty creator and practice the spirit of universal brotherhood to man.

Obviously getting to know us, and importantly, us getting to know you is a crucial part of what comes next.

At this stage, you obviously have been doing your research and have many questions. Typically, we get to know each applicant on a social level first.

Each Lodge raises money at a local level, giving out of our own pockets, sharing this with local charities, regional charities and national charities. As Freemasons in the UK, we give to charity many millions of pounds every year. A major part of your Masonic journey, you will find that nearly every event, meeting and coming together of your fellow brethren generates funds for charity, both in the local community and larger charitable concerns.

If you are comfortable with what you have read and would like to request joining Addiscombe Lodge, please get in touch.

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