Who can become a Mason ?

Freemasonry has a wonderful history, which dates back more than four hundred years. 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 Masonic principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

Brotherly love



The only qualifications

for becoming a Freemason are :-

Freemasons honesty and integrity

That you must be a man of good standing with a high level of honesty and integrity.

(no criminal record).

That you are at least 18 years of age.

As a man of full age and good character

Freemasons maturity

How to join the Lodge

If after reading the information on our site, you are 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 Mason. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you decide if Freemasonry is right for you.

However, if you don’t know anyone who is a Mason, or are an unattached Mason recently moved to the area and seeking a new lodge, then please contact our Membership Secretary, David Bowman, on 07513283207 or at dbowman1952@hotmail.com.

Arrangements will then 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 of the Lodge, prior to being balloted for membership.

How to join the Freemasons in York
Freemasons belief in a supreme being

That you must have a belief in a ‘Supreme Being’.

Although you need not be part of any organised religion, you must have a belief in a ‘supreme being’, more commonly referred to as Divine Being, Holy Spirit or just simply God.