Making Good Men Better for over 300 years!
Freemasonry has been practiced for over 300 years in England and is open to all men over the age of 21 years regardless of creed or colour.
Any Candidate must profess a belief in a Supreme Being (often called a higher power) and must enter the Craft willingly and without coercion. Introduction into a Lodge is usually done through a current member but this is not necessary as there is an interview process where members of the Lodge get to know you and you them.
Modern Freemasonry is progressive and direct applications can now be made through our Provincial Membership team, more information can be found on the link to Essex Freemasons Below.
Freemasonry exists as a Fraternal organisation based on three principles:
Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
There are many restorative benefits to Freemasonry and it leads to a knowledge of oneself and an appreciation for society as a whole as well as your fellow man. Charity is central to our beliefs and millions of pounds a year are raised and donated to Charity. All these funds are raised from within the membership by voluntary and regular donations and fund raising events. These funds are distributed to all types of charities both in the UK and in the case of catastrophe, all over the world.
Many of the myths about Freemasonry have been debunked in recent years and you can be assured of a friendly and brotherly welcome into a Lodge.
To find out more contact the Secretary of one of the Lodges on this site who will be happy to give you more information and you can also visit the United Grand Lodge of England site where more detailed information is available.
You can also call and speak to one of our members, Daniel Broyd is Group Membership Officer for the Braintree Centre, to have an informal chat about the options and what are the steps to join a Lodge. He can be reached on 07585 192195.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Essex can be found here