Who can become a Freemason?
One of Freemasonry's customs is not to solicit members. However, anyone should feel free to approach any Freemason to seek further information about the Craft. Therfore anyone who values the three great principlas on which the order was founded - Brotherly love, releif and truth and would like to join a society of men with high moral and spitirual values should themselves ask for information and not simply expect to be invited.
Enquiries are, of course, welcome from anyone, but especially from those men who have a family connection with Freemasonry.
The essential qualification for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being.
It is usual for candidates to be "mature men of 21 years and over"
In addition you must:
Be of good moral character;
Decide to become a Mason of "your own free will and accord" without expectation of any material gain or benefits;
Be loyal to your country;
Be dedicated to providing for your own family;
Have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others; Possess a desire to help others through community service and universal benevolence.
If you are interested in becoming a Freemason, we recommend you read the information produced by the United Grand Lodge of England, which are available here. After this, we advise that you 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 direct you to the Secretary of their Lodge.
If you don't know a member, or specifically wish to be part of this Lodge you are welcome contact the Secretary of The Dofra Lodge.
You are advised to do so in writing, and provide some background information about yourself, and the reasons why you would like to become a Freemason in general and why you have chosen The Dofra Lodge in particular.
Address your correspondence to 'The Secretary' and send it to the address which can be found on the Contact Us page.
Upon receipt of your letter, 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. In due course, you would then be invited to meet a committee of members from the Lodge, prior to being balloted for membership. All being well, a date would then be fixed for your admission.
Alternatively you can send any initial queries you may have electronically to the secretary using the Contact Us page, who will contact you to answer any further questions you may have regarding your application.
This page was last modified 5th February 2012