Joining Freemasonry in Guildford

Joining our Freemasons Lodge in Guildford.

Our Lodge meets at the Guildford Masonic Centre, Weybourne House, Hitherbury Close, Guildford, Surrey. GU2 4DR.

Joining the Freemasons is a fairly easy process but as you would expect there are a number of  steps to take. The most important is for you to get to know us and likewise for us to get to know you.

Below we have outlined how your application is processed.

The first step to joining.

Firstly we hope this web site has given you enough information to make an informed decision that Freemasonry is right for you. If that is the case then please read on.

Get in touch by completing the form on the contact page. One of our Lodge members will call to confirm receipt of your enquiry and arrange a convenient time to meet up with you – most probably at the Masonic centre in Guildford.

This is a very informal meeting and the first step to joining the Freemasons’. It will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and meet with other members.

The next step to joining our Lodge.

We will encourage you to come along to the centre a number of times or meet locally elsewhere or even attend our social events. Once we are happy you want to join our lodge we will complete your application form. This must be read out at the next meeting to inform the Members of your application.

Following this will be a short interview simply to find out more about you and for you to know and understand your obligations to the Lodge.

Initiation into Freemasonry.

Once your application has been processed and interview completed, you will be given a date for you to join our Freemasons Lodge in Guildford. A member of the Lodge will communicate with you throughout the process and keep you informed of what is required.

What to consider before joining the Freemasons.

You must believe in a Supreme Being. Freemasonry is not religious but does require its members to have a belief in God according to their faith.

You must be over 21 Years. There are exceptions to this where a man can join the Masons after seeking permission if he is over 18 Years. Usually the son of a Mason or those eligible to join a University Lodge.

Must not have criminal conviction/s. If you do have a criminal record please declare this.

Time and commitment. Freemasonry does call on your time during the Masonic season. You are asked to attend five meetings per year and Lodge of Instruction during the season where you will learn about Freemasonry. It is also one of the best places to get to know members of the lodge.

Financial. There are joining fees to become a Mason and costs for dining at each meeting. Other costs include charity donations and money for refreshments on meeting days.

We will discuss the fees when we meet and must point out that charity donations are private and within your means.