What is Freemasonry?
A Philosophy for Better Living
Freemasonry improves how you understand yourself and relate to other people. Our system of degrees use the metaphor of building King Solomon’s Temple. This helps teach you how to build and beautify the inner temple of your mind and soul.
A Local and Global Fraternity
When you become a Mason, you get to meet a wide variety of men across professions and personal interests in the city. This will expand your sense of community and help you build lasting friendships. And you can visit lodges in many nations around the world.
A Way to be Happier
We don’t meet only to pay the lodge’s bills or listen to lectures. There’s a real social component for having fun among members and their families.
What isn't Freemasonry?
A Secret Society
Nothing you do or commit to in a lodge will conflict with your moral, civil, or religious duties.
The only secrets we keep are the ways in which Masons can prove their membership to other Masons.
Freemasonry is open to anyone with a spiritual belief in some form of Supreme Being. It doesn’t replace or conflict with whatever religious practices you have already.
This means that men from a wide variety of faiths can join. But you can’t be an atheist or agnostic.
A Fast-Track to Influence
If you think Freemasonry is a quick ticket to power and wealth, think again. It’s not a network of the elite but does attract men active in their community.
Be at least 18 years of age
Believe in a Supreme Being (this covers many recognized religious or spiritual systems)
Declare that you wish to join of your own free will. That is, nobody pressured you and you have a clear idea of what you expect in joining