Frequently Asked Questions
These are some questions we are often asked on Masonic matters
may be answered from this document:
||What is the purpose of Freemasonry?
||Freemasonry is a
brotherhood with ancient history. We look after each other but not
to the extent you may see on the television. Freemasons offer charity
within the organisation and without. There is a great spirit of comradery, support
and a social side as well.
||Who is invited to join and why?
||This is the most common misconception about masonry - members
are not invited to join! New members have to have want to join
though it is true as with all private clubs a new member has to be
proposed and seconded by existing members and there is a membership
||What would be the process to become a
||The first stage is to contact us! As you are here then
would probably be the simplest method. After and informal chat there
would be a formal interview. After this stage there is a further
three month process to go through at our meetings. You may find you
already know some masons!
||Is it true that masons look after each
other. I have heard......
||Yes, everyone has there own perception about Freemasonry.
The truth is probably much more mundane than the
misrepresentations even on some TV programmes.
||Why is it a secret
||It clearly is not a secret society - but we
are a society with our own secrets OR you might say as
with other clubs and societies we have some confidential
||I have heard that masons
look after each other and will favour each other to make more
||Completely untrue and it goes against the
first principles of Freemasonry! There is no financial gain from
becoming a Freemason or any other social enhancement.
||How can I ask
Camalodunum lodge for some support for my charitable event?
||All requests for financial support are
considered by the lodge committee and, if considered worthy for
support, are then passed to the full lodge meeting for approval.
To note we are less keen to support national charities and do
favour small charities in our locale. The first approach is via
the Secretary and again via
email charitable donations.
||Why are only men allowed
to join - surely in these enlightened times .....
||Because that is the way it is - it is
enshrined in the constitution that to join a candidate must be
"a free man, of 21 years and of good report". There are
freemasons who are women but they belong to equally exclusive
lodges, for women only.
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