aberystwyth masonic lodge 1072
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Becoming a Freemason

People from all walks of life think of becomming a Freemason for a variety of reasons. Some are attracted by the valuable work that the movement performs in raising money for charity.

A proportion of these funds is used to assist Freemasons and their dependents in times of need, particularly the sick and the elderly, but the greater part goes to non Masonic charities – local, national and international.

Freemasons also assist the community in more direct ways, such as carrying out voluntary work. Others become Freemasons because of the unique fellowship it provides.

Visit a Masonic lodge anywhere in the country – or indeed, the world – and you are greeted as an old friend. Freemasonry is the ultimate leveller, a community where friendship and goodwill are paramount

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How do you join the Freemasons? suggested steps

If after reading the pages on this 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 Freemason. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you find a suitable Lodge.

If you don’t know anyone who is a Freemason and you would like to join a Middlesex Lodge, please send an email telling us more about yourself.

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.

If you want to know what it costs keep reading

If you decide to join the Aberystwyth Lodge 1072, you will be asked for certain fees, which under Grand Lodge rules, have to be paid prior to joining. These will include:

  • a one-off joining fee of £XXXX
  • plus a one-off registration fee to Grand Lodge & Provincial Grand Lodge totaling approx. £XXXX.

You will then be expected to pay the annual subscription levied by the Lodge. The fee for Aberystwyth Lodge for 2016/17 remains the same at £110.00 a year including dining , starting at our December 2016 meeting.

Most Lodge meetings have an official ceremony followed by a dinner. You may choose to dine with your brethren or go home after the Lodge meeting, again this is your choice and there will never be any pressure on you to stay to eat.

The Lodge has its own bar and dining area used for the Masonic dinner which includes a starter, main course, desert, and coffee which costs £12.00

Typical Costs Annual substription:

  • £110.00 Regalia one off cost
  • £50-60.00 Suggested monthly charitable donation to Masonry Cares £7.50
  • 3 course meal £12.00
  • Bar Prices, Pint of lager /beer £2.00, Spirit short £1.00

Dress Code

The dress code at Aberystwyth Lodge requests that members wear a dark lounge suit, shirt with a white collar, a black tie and black shoes. In time, certain items of regalia will be required, which initially will not be expensive, and often, there is the opportunity to buy used regalia at very little cost.

Special Events

From time to time, many Lodges have a special evening, or daytime event, specifically to raise money for charity. You will never be pressurized into attending them or to donate money at these events if you are unable to, or prefer not to.

However, it is hoped that you will participate in the Lodge’s efforts to raise money for the various charities they adopt. Freemasons are encouraged to donate money to charity, dependent upon their means. You will never be pressurized and some Lodges will not ask you at all, as giving to charity is a matter for your own conscience.

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