What Joining Freemasonry Means to Me

Freemasons gather for their annual meeting at the seaside

Freemasons gather for their annual meeting at the seaside

Men join Freemasonry in a number of different ways – through family connections, friends, co-workers or perhaps because of a visit to a Masonic website or a Come-and-Meet-Us Event.

Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby.

Some Freemasons from East Kent have written briefly about their experience of the fraternity, and their recollections are included below.

Please click on each one to read more

David, from Dover

David explains how he became a Freemason after a chance visit to an Open Day at the Dover Masonic Centre

Graham, from Ashford

Graham Joined Freemasonry in 1999, but he wishes he had joined 8 years earlier.

Warren, from Marden

Warren became a Freemason after volunteering with the East Kent branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity.

Jay, from Broadstairs

Jay joined Freemasonry in a lodge where his father, grandfather and uncle are also members.

Paul, from Marden

Paul recollects why he joined Freemasonry, why he enjoys it and why he would never give it up.

Mark, from Maidstone

Mark describes how joining Freemasonry helped him through a challenging period in his life