How To Become A Freemason
Who can become a Freemason?
Our fraternity has a wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.
People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It’s actually straightforward.
The essential qualifications for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being.
It is usual for candidates to be “mature men of 21 years and over”, but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.
After reading the various pages on this site (see About Freemasonry in the menu), and if you are still interested in becoming a Freemason, we advise you first to talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a member. They will be able to explain to you more about the fraternity and help you to find a suitable Lodge.
If you don’t know anyone at all who is a member, then get in touch with the Secretary of the Gregorios Lodge, whose contact details can be found in the Contact Information section of this site. Write him a letter or an email, telling him a little bit about yourself and your reasons for wishing to join.
Arrangements will be made to meet you socially to find out more about you, and to give you a chance to find out more about us. You would then in due course be invited to meet a committee of members from our Lodge, prior to being balloted for membership.
The purpose of these meetings is to make sure that membership is going to be a positive experience for you, and that you understand the commitment that you would be entering into, as well as giving you a chance to meet some of our members and to ask any questions you might have.
All being well, a date would then be fixed for your admission.