Our fraternity has a wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.
People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It’s actually straightforward.
It is usual for candidates to be “mature men of 21 years and over”, but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.
Why join The Lodge of Amity?
People join masonry for a variety of reasons, but mainly to increase their circle of friends and for the diversity of its social activities for both the member and his wife and family.
We meet on the 3rd Friday of each month except August. Meeting at the end of the week is probably the best time as there is no need to worry about going to work in the morning and of course it is an excellent way of ‘winding down’ after a long week with your nose to the grind stone.
We have an excellent social calendar including two ladies evenings, a Ladies after Lodge and a Lodge weekend to mention a few.
Next steps for joining Freemasonry
We recommend you read the information on this site as well as information located in other relevant sites (see useful links),
If you are still 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 member. 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 at all who is a member, then contact the Lodge Secretary and we can advise you.
There are several essential requirements necessary before your application can be considered. Give these matters your serious consideration and, if necessary, you can seek further enlightenment from your sponsors – the people who will introduce you to the Lodge:
- Do you honestly and sincerely believe in the existence of a Supreme Being, whom in English speaking Lodges we recognise as God, the Creator and Preserver of the Universe?
- Have you consulted with your wife or partner, and is she in complete agreement with you joining Freemasonry?
- Are you both agreed that your membership will not be detrimental to your family life, bearing in mind the financial aspects of a joining fee, annual subscriptions, and donations to charity, and the commitment of time?
- Are you willing to commit to attending, as far as is possible every Friday evening, excluding the month of August, our lodge meetings.
- Have you made a previous application to join a Masonic Lodge? If so, when and where?