Your Commitment
if you join Freemasonry

Your Commitments

Your Commitment to Freemasonry

When you are accepted into Freemasonry there are a few commitments that you should understand if you wish to get the best out of our fraternal society, and at the same time, contribute to your Lodge, your Province and Freemasonry in general.

The criteria for acceptance

  • You must be at least 21 years of age. (Unless you are the son of a Freemason).
  • Be of sound character and judgement.
  • Have a firm belief in a Supreme Being.

NB: This does not necessarily mean the Christian God (another falsehood), people from all religions are welcome, and you will at no time be asked to do, say, or partake in anything that in anyway goes against your faith.

We serve our Lodge by:

  • Attending regularly and participating in the ceremonies through which the high moral standards to which we aspire are re-inforced
  • Paying Lodge fees when required
  • Keeping the few traditional Masonic forms of recognition within the confines of the Lodge
  • Preserving harmony at our meetings
  • Contributing regularly to our charities
  • Joining in the social activities

We promise to support and serve our fellow members by:

  • Respecting their family
  • Defending their good character in their absence
  • Keeping their confidences – except anything contrary to the laws of our own religion or country.

Our Dress code

The dress code in most lodges is similar:

  • a dark lounge suit
  • an appropriate tie, ideally black
  • white shirt.
  • white gloves.
  • black shoes.

For more information on what to expect, see;

What can I expect if I join Freemasonry?

For more information on taking the next step, see;

Taking the next step to become a Freemason


United Grand Lodge Website

There are various informative resources available on the UGLE website.

  • UGLE Videos
    In this video you can find out why Freemasonry continues to appeal to the younger generation.
  • UGLE Online brochure
    Interactive brochure you can view which contains a fascinating insight into Freemasonry.
  • Download PDF version
    The same brochure in pdf format to download and read at your leisure.

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