Freemasonry is the one of the world’s oldest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. We welcome new members who live, work or study in Somerset and wish to join and become a Freemason, see Somerset Lodges for specific locations where Lodges meet.
Thinking of becoming a Freemason?
How do I Join?
After you contact us we will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you to:
• Answer any further questions you may have about Freemasonry.
• Discuss the procedure of joining a suitable Lodge.
• Offer the opportunity of seeing inside one of the 27 Masonic Halls in Somerset.
The Universities Scheme exists to enlighten and encourage students to learn about Freemasonry with a view to joining.
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Why become a Freemason?
• Achievement – progressing through the offices in the Lodge to become Master.
• Brotherhood – making new friends from all walks of life. Charity – contribute to deserving causes, both Masonic and non-Masonic
• Education – learning from peers and mentors by practicing and making speeches.
• Knowledge – finding out about the history and mysteries of Freemasonry.
• Self improvement – making a contribution to your family, society and local community.
What benefits will I get out of Freemasonry?
• Have the satisfaction of helping others less fortunate than yourself.
• Increase your self-confidence and ability to learn.
Who can become a Freemason?
• Is male and normally at least 21 years old. There are special circumstances where those aged 18 years and above such as University students can join.
• Does not have a criminal record.