Frequently Asked Questions

For some, Freemasonry is about expanding their physical social network (not just online). For others it’s about being able to help and support deserving causes. But for most, it is an enjoyable past time.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-development and members are expected to have good morals and high integrity.

Charitable work is just one of the things Freemasons are involved with.

It’s undoubtedly an important aspect but not only what Freemasonry is about; it is more an inevitable result of who we are or who we strive to become.
All the money raised by Freemasons, and given to charities, is raised internally; nothing is collected from the general public.
We encourage members to give generously, but only within their means through alms collections, gift aid etc – there is no set amount or percentage.
Freemasons give to charity in four ways:
  • Through our annual dues to the Grand Lodge
  • Via gift aided donations,
  • By alms collected at each meeting
  • With raffles held by the lodges
The members of the lodge decide themselves where their donations are applied.

Not at all! Freemasonry is open to people from all walks of life, regardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation.

Simply take a look at how you can become a Freemason and contact us for information.

There is an initial fee when you join and each lodge charges an annual subscription to cover its running costs.

Meetings are usually followed by a dinner, with the cost depending on the venue. However, there is no requirement to attend the dinner if you are unable to.

Get in touch to find out more about our fees at Concord Lodge.