Freemasonry is the one of the world’s oldest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.
We always welcome new members who live, work or study in the Guildford area and wish to join and become a Freemason.
How do I become a Freemason?
You might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It’s actually straightforward.You do not have to wait to be invited. If you wish to become a Freemason and join Onslow Lodge then simply contact us, you don’t have to wait to be invited.
We will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you to:
- Answer any further questions you may have about Freemasonry
- Discuss the procedure of joining the Lodge
- Show you around our custom-built meeting place in St. Catherines, just off Portsmouth Road.
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Why become a Freemason?
Every Freemason has his own reason for joining. For many, Freemasonry acts as a ‘constant’, providing them with a unique combination of friendship, belonging and structure, with many Freemasons saying they have made valuable lifelong friendships. Above all and for most, Freemasonry is simply an enjoyable hobby.
Other reasons include:
- Achievement – progressing through the offices in the Lodge to become Master.
- Brotherhood – making new friends from all walks of life.
- Charity – contribute to deserving causes, both Masonic and non-Masonic.
- Education – learning from peers and mentors by practising and making speeches.
- Knowledge – finding out about the history and mysteries of Freemasonry.
- Self improvement – making a contribution to your family and society.
What benefits will I get out of Freemasonry?
- Make friends and meet people who share the same values.
- Gain satisfaction by helping others less fortunate than yourself.
- Build self-confidence and increase your ability to learn.
Who can join the Lodge?
- Any man who believes in God.
- All faiths and religions are welcomed.
- Under some circumstances those aged 18-20, such as university students, can join, but the usual minimum age is 21.
Is it expensive to join?
- There’s no getting away from it; all clubs and societies charge subscriptions and most charge fees for joining, and freemasonry is no exception.
- University students and anyone aged 25 and under are eligible for considerable reductions in some of these fees.
- Additional costs are dependent on your level of participation.