Provincial Grand Lodge of North Wales

No institution can boast a more solid foundation than that on which Freemasonry rests - the practice of every moral and social virtue!

 


 

Guide to Becoming a Freemason

 

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest Fraternity in the world. Its members included Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Statesmen, Generals, Admirals, Supreme Court Chief Justices, corporate CEO's, opera stars, movie stars and, probably, your next door neighbour.

Masonry is always ready to welcome good men into the Fraternity.
It´s ready to welcome YOU, if in your heart you can answer “yes” to a few questions.

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Do you believe that there is such a thing as honour and that a man has a responsibility to act with honour in everything he does? Masons teach that principle. We believe that a life not found on honour is hollow and empty - that a man who acts without honour is less than a man.

Do you believe in God? No atheist can be a Mason. Masons do not care what your individual faith is, that is a question between you and your God, but we do require that a man believe in a Supreme Being.

Are you willing to allow others the same right to their beliefs that you insist on yourself? Masonry insists on toleration - on the right of each person to think for himself in religious, social and political matters.

Do you believe that you have a responsibility to leave the world a better place that you found it? Masonry teaches that each man has a duty not only to himself but to others. We must do what we can to make the world a better place. Whether that means cleaning up the environment, working on civic projects, or helping children to walk or read or see - the world should be a better place because we passed through it.

Do you believe that it is not only more blessed to give than to receive? Masons are involved with the problems and needs of others because we know it gives each of us a good feeling - unlike any other - to help. Much of our help is given anonymously. We're not after gratitude, we're more than rewarded by that feeling which comes from knowing we have helped another person overcome some adversity, so that their life can go on.

Are you willing to give help to your Brothers when they need it, and to accept their help when you need it? Masonry is mutual help. Not just financial help (although that's there too) but help in the sense of being there when needed, giving support, lending a sympathetic ear.

Do you believe there is more to life than just financial success? Masons know that self-development is more precious than money in the bank or social position or political power. Those things often accompany self-development. But they are no-substitute for it. Masons work at building their lives and character, just as a carpenter works at building a house.

Do you believe that a person should strive to be a good citizen and that we have a moral duty to be true to the country in which we live? Masons believe that a country is strong as long as freedom, equality, and the opportunity for human development are afforded to all. A Mason is true to his government and its ideals. He supports its laws and authority when both are just and equitably applied. We uphold and maintain the principals of good government, and oppose every influence that would divide it in a degrading manner.

Do you agree that man should show compassion to others, that goodness of heart is among the most important of human values? Masons do. We believe in a certain reverence for living things, a tenderness toward people who suffer. A loving kindness for our fellow man, and a desire to do right because it is right. Masonry teaches that although all men are fallible and capable of much wrong, when they discover the goodness of heart, they have found the true essence of virtue. Masonry helps men see their potential for deep goodness and virtue.

Do you believe that men should strive to live a brotherly life? Masons see brotherhood as a form of wisdom, a sort of bond that holds men together - a private friendship that tells us, that we owe it to each other to be just in our dealing and to refuse to speak evil of each other. Masons believe a man should maintain an attitude of good will, and promote unity and harmony in his relations with one another, his family, and his community. Masons call this way of life believing in the Brotherhood of Man. It really means that every Mason makes it his duty to follow the golden rule. This is why Masonry has been called one of the greatest forces for good on the world.

If you answer "yes," you should consider becoming a Mason.

Freemasonry offers much to its members - the opportunity to grow, the chance to make a difference, to build a better world for our children. It offers a chance to be with and work with men who have the same values and ideals - men who have answered "YES" to these sign.


It's easy to find out more. Just find a Mason and ask him about Masonry. You probably know several Masons. Perhaps you've seen the Square and Compasses (Hint) like the one at the top of this page or on a pin, tie tack, or bumper sticker. If you know where the lodge is in your community, stop by or look up the number of your local Masonic lodge in the phone book and ask for the secretary of the lodge. He'll be happy to help you.


Have you ever considered becoming a Mason? We'd like a chance to talk with you. For further information, please contact the Provincial Office. (Hint).




How Can I become a Freemason?


Becoming a Mason - You can download a .pdf file on how to become a mason to print and read at your leisure - just
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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. This means that you profess a Religious faith. Freemasonry is not restricted to certain Faiths. Freemasons meet all over the world and embrace men of many differing religions.


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.




Suggested Steps


Download the .pdf file on Becoming a Mason to print and read at your leisure -

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After reading the "Frequently Asked Questions" on this site, and you are still interested in becoming a Freemason, we advise that you first talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a member. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you find a suitable Lodge.


If you don't know anyone at all who is a member, then write to The Provincial Grand Secretary, W.Bro. Peter J. Sorahan, PAGDC, 8 Mostyn Avenue, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno. LL30 1YS, 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 a Lodge you might be joining, prior to being balloted for membership of that Lodge. All being well, arrangements will then be made for your admission.


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 Freemasonry benefits both the Local & National Community 

Freemasons make a major contribution to society through their own charities, as well as through donations to UK charities and worldwide disaster relief funds, with members playing an active role in their communities.

 


 

 

 

Freemasonry is more relevant and important to society today than ever!