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Your first steps in becoming a Freemason in Porchway Lodge No 7027
How to join Porchway Lodge
- You must be aged over 21 years
- Be an honest person of good moral character
- Have a belief in a Supreme Being (that is personal to you)
- Able to commit to giving up some of your free time*
*Freemasons attend at least four meetings per year. During the Masonic season we also meet for a Lodge of Instruction (LofI) most weeks where rehearsals for forthcoming meetings are practised and Masonic knowledge is gained by new members.
The first steps to joining Porchway Lodge
- Complete the membership application form by using the following link: Membership enquiry.
- Visit Porchway Lodge and meet committee members.
- Ask questions. Discuss becoming a freemason with your wife or partner as they should be supportive of you joining.
- Visit where you can to get to know members of the lodge.
As much as you can, visit the lodge, or meet socially to get to know our members.
They will want to find out about you and you will want to make sure the lodge is right for you.
Please do speak with your family about joining our Lodge. Your family’s support is equally important.
The process of joining the Porchway Lodge
Becoming a Freemason is like going on a journey: From joining as an Entered Apprentice, it typically takes one or two years to become a Master Mason.
Each of the three stages is marked by a special ceremony.
Any man over the age of 21 may join regardless of ethnic group, political views, economic standing or religion although he is expected to have a faith.
University students over 18 can join one of 55 University Lodges. UGLE oversees lodges in England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, whilst Scotland and Ireland have their own Grand Lodges.
If you don’t know anyone who is a member and that you can talk to, then your first step is to complete our contact us form, we will then help to bridge the gap.
Should your application be successful, we will invite you to attend an interview in order to finalise your application. Your application will be read out at the next Lodge meeting and a date will be set for you to become a Freemason. During this time, it is generally our Lodge Secretary who will keep you informed at each stage.
Good luck in your application!