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How do I become a Freemason

Freemasonry is without doubt the one of the world’s oldest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations and we are always ready to welcome new members who live and work in the Leicester area.

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 the Gulthlaxton Lodge then simply get in touch using the contact us page on this website


Our Lodge Secretary, will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you to. He will answer any further questions you may have about Freemasonry and discuss the procedure of joining the Lodge .

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.

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 practicing and making speeches.
Knowledge – finding out about the history and mysteries of Freemasonry.
Self Improvement – making a contribution to your family and society.

Within Masonry you will meet people from very different walks of life and get the satisfaction of helping others less fortunate than yourself.

To join the Lodge you must be male and at least 21 years old, have a belief in a God and all religions are welcome and respected. You don’t have to be well-off to become a Freemason. It costs less than you may think and is comparable to other social clubs and societies.