How do I become a Freemason in East Kent?

You Just Ask One!

Joining couldn’t be easier.

  1. Get in touch, press the Button below;
  2. A membership adviser will contact you and take you through the steps to joining the right lodge;
  3. A lodge membership officer and mentor will then look after you once a lodge has been found, and your masonic journey begins.

What does Freemasonry offer me?

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In a world often dictated by hate and segregation, membership of an organisation capable of uniting men of all religions, colours and even accents is more relevant than ever.


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With a membership of more than 150,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.

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One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.

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Whether participating in events, fundraising for a charitable cause or volunteering for public or community organisations, service is at the very heart of Freemasonry. Our members make valuable contributions by donating time, resources and skills.

Improving Life Skills

Becoming a Freemasons can help with your life skills, confidence, public speaking, accounting, charitable work, caring for others and much more.

With Freemasonry, you are not alone

After taking the third step in Freemasonry, you will wear an apron with a light blue border, signifying that you are now a Master Mason.

But your progress doesn’t stop there, many of the masons in your lodge may well be wearing dark blue aprons, red aprons and aprons with gold embroidary. These mearly signify a masons progress in the craft.

A lodge for light blue members has been formed here in East Kent which will help you build on  friendship, commonarderie, and help with progress in Freemasonry.


What is Freemasonry?

We are a unique members’ organisation which has thrived for over 300 years. Having no political or religious affiliations, we comprise members of all ages, races, religions, cultures and backgrounds. We gather in our individual Lodges throughout the country where we have ceremonial traditions which encourage us both to be more tolerant and respectful and actively to fulfil our civic and charitable responsibilities; we also make time to eat, drink and meet together, and form lifelong friendships.
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There are several theories about the origins of Freemasonry, ranging from ancient builders to medieval stonemasons.

Still to this day, the roots of modern Freemasonry are the subject of intense speculation, but the general consensus among Masonic scholars is that they lie with the medieval stonemasons that built our castles and cathedrals.


What do some of our new members say?

‘The comradeship is amazing, there are so many like minded people you will always fit in with someone’.


I discovered the fascinating history and dispelled the common misconceptions”


“I am proud that I am a part of one of the oldest, most respected and widely recognised organisations in the world”.


"Leaving the Armed Forces was a real rench, I lost that sense of belonging, finding Freemasonry really filled that gap, and I have never looked back"


Are you ready to take that FIRST step?