What it costs to become a Freemason?

Keep reading as you may find it costs less than you think. Firstly, Let us dispel the myth that you have to be well-off to become a Freemason.

What happens if you decide to join the Ancholme Lodge?

You will be asked for certain membership fees, which under Grand Lodge rules, have to be paid prior to joining. These will include a one-off joining fee of £100.00 plus a one-off registration fee to Grand Lodge & Provincial Grand Lodge totaling approx. £91.00. (this amount is reduced by 50% for candidates under 25 years old)

What is the annual subscription levied by the Lodge?

The annual membership fee for Ancholme Lodge for 2019 is £115.00 a year,  starting at our January 2019 meeting. 

Most Lodges will have a ‘dress code’

which requests that members wear a dark lounge suit, shirt with a white collar, a black tie and black shoes. In time, certain items of regalia will be required, which initially will not be expensive, and often, there is the opportunity to buy used regalia at very little cost.

From time to time, many Lodges have a special evening, or daytime event, specifically to raise money for charity. You will never be pressurized into attending them or to donate money at these events if you are unable to, or prefer not to.

However, it is hoped that you will participate in the Lodge’s efforts to raise money for the various charities they adopt.
Freemasons are encouraged to donate money to charity, dependent upon their means. You will never be pressurized and some Lodges will not ask you at all, as giving to charity is a matter for your own conscience.

Interested in joining Freemasonry?

If you have any questions not answered by this page, please feel free to contact us

If after reading the pages on this site, you are 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 Freemason. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you find a suitable Lodge.