We always welcome new members

We always welcome new members who live, work or study in the Leicestershire and Rutland area and wish to join and become a Freemason. We have Lodges that meet in Ashby de la Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Syston and Uppingham.

How do I Become a Freemason and a member of a Lodge?

You might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It’s actually straightforward. You do not have to wait to be invited. If you wish to become a Freemason and join a Lodge then simply contact us using this link;

Interested in Joining?

If you are a University student, we have Lodges associated with each local University and more details can be found here. 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.

Show you around our Grade II Listed meeting place on London Road, Leicester.

Why become a Freemason?

Every Freemason has his own reason for joining.  For many, Freemasonry acts as a ‘constant’, providing them with a unique combination of friendship, belonging and structure, with many Freemasons saying they have made valuable lifelong friendships. Above all and for most, Freemasonry is simply an enjoyable hobby. Other reasons include;

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?

Meet people from very different walks of life whilst gaining satisfaction from helping others less fortunate than yourself, you’ll gain self-confidence and your ability to learn will increase.

Who can become a Freemason?

Have a Belief in a God. All religions are welcome and respected. 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. Not have a criminal record.

How much does it cost?

You don’t have to be well-off to become a Freemason. It costs less than you may think and is comparable to other social clubs and societies.

If you would like to download our leaflet as a pdf, please click on the image below:


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