Please take a few minutes to read and consider the information contained within this page, in particular the bullet points below.
If you are still interested in becoming a Freemason it would help to talk to a member of your family, a friend or colleague whom you know to be a member, they will be able to explain more about the Fraternity. If you are married or living with a partner, we would strongly suggest you discuss your interests with them in order to ensure you have their support in what you wish to do.
However, if you do not know of anyone connected with Freemasonry you can talk to a representative of either the Tollesbury Lodge No.4738 or the Woodrolfe Lodge No.8354 on the following numbers, they will be happy to discuss your next step.
Tollesbury Lodge: 01621 868270 / Woodrolfe Lodge: 01621 852940
Whilst the history of Freemasonry in Tollesbury goes back almost 90 years to 1925, Freemasonry in the broadest terms dates back more than three centuries and is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternities, founded on the three principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth…
Brotherly Love: To show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and to extend kindness and understanding in all your actions.
Relief: To practice charity, not just within your immediate family but also in the wider community by voluntarily giving to those in need of your help.
Truth: To always be truthful and seek to attain the highest moral standards in everything you do throughout your life.
- Membership is open to all men aged 21 years or over
- You will be required to have a belief in a Supreme Being (for example, a belief in God, but Freemasonry welcomes all denominations)
- All Freemasons must be law abiding and of good character
- As a Freemason you will be prohibited from making any personal or business gain from your Masonic connections
- Freemasons are expected to make regular donations to charity; however you will never be asked to donate more than you can comfortably afford
- The well being of your family must at all times be your first priority
Now, if you’re happy to proceed we’ll be pleased to consider you as a candidate for Freemasonry…
Once you’ve made the initial contact with us (which you can do by calling either of the numbers at the top of this page) we’ll arrange to meet you socially in order to find out more about you and to answer any questions you might have.
In due course you will be invited to meet with a small committee of members from your chosen Lodge; at the same time you will be asked to complete an application form; this will then be followed by a ballot in open Lodge and, all being well, a date can be arranged for your admission.