What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join.

For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others, it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and for society. But for many, it is an enjoyable hobby. Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisation. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.

What happens at a Lodge meeting?

The meeting, which like those of other groups, are open only to members, is normally in two parts.
First, there are normal administrative procedures such as:
* Minutes of the previous meeting
* Proposing and balloting for new members
* Discussing and voting on the annual accounts
* Masonic news and correspondence
* News about charitable work
Second, there are the ceremonies for: Admitting new members
The annual installation of the Master of the Lodge and his officers To become a Freemason, a man must be at least 18 years old, be decent, law-abiding and believe in a Supreme Being. When you become a Freemason you will join a Lodge of which there are over 300 in Essex. Most Lodges meet four to six times a year and usually on the same day of the week. Lodges also run a regular Lodge of Instruction evening, usually once a week, where members can learn more about Freemasonry and forge new friendships.

If you are considering joining Freemasonry then it is also right that you should want to know what we do.

If you are interested in becoming a Freemason email enquiries@rochfordmasonichall.co.uk