Interested in joining Freemasonry?

Finding a Lodge to join is normally about location and meeting the existing members to help give you that understanding of who, where and when as lodges meet on different days, different locations, and with different goals or aims. But as the Sir William Morris Lodge is what is known as a ‘special interest lodge‘ we are radically unlike the vast majority of lodges…

Sir William Morris Lodge is a vibrant and healthy lodge with a vast spectrum of members, young and old from all walks of life, who will all offer you the warmest of welcomes. Although the lodge has three official meetings a year, we often have many optional social events -such as barbecues in our own paddock, car show get togethers, pub meets, and many other opportunities to meet.

General information about Freemasonry is available here on the United Grand Lodge of England or here on the Provincial Grand Lodge of Oxfordshire website.

If you are interested in joining Freemasonry and even more especially of you a a motoring enthusiast, Sir William Morris Lodge would love to help you start that journey.

We have a saying of “Ask one to be one” or “To be one, ask one”. This actually translates to the fact that a Freemason will traditionally never ask you to join, but will happily talk about the many great aspects of Freemasonry leaving it up to you to make that first step.

If you have have petrol running through your veins and are genuinely interested in joining Freemasonry, you should, to avoid any embarrassment later, make yourself aware of the membership requirements below. Of course, if you already know any Freemasons then they too should be able to advise you.

Anyone offering himself as a candidate should be 18 years old or older, of good repute, and should be entirely assured in his own mind:

  • that he sincerely seeks intellectual and moral improvement for himself and others.
  • that he has a belief in a supreme being (God as you understand him or her).
  • that he is able to afford the necessary expenditure without detriment to himself or his connections.
  • that he has the financial ability to pay lodge subscriptions and contribute to charity, without having an adverse impact on his family (there are one-off initiation/associated fees of £75; additionally Sir William Morris’s membership fees are £115 per year). TBC
  • that he is willing and able to devote part of his time, his means and his efforts, to the promotion of the aims of our ancient Institution.
  • that he is willing to make a commitment to attend Lodge meetings, rehearsals, socials and events.
  • that he will never seek commercial, social or pecuniary advantage from his membership.

So if you think the above applies to you then make that first step today – get in touch!