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Become a mason

Joining Freemasonry

Freemasonry is the one of the world’s oldest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations We always welcome new members who live, work or study in the County Down or Greater Belfast area and wish to join and become a Freemason. We have Lodges that meet in the Cities of Belfast, Newry, all Provincial towns and many villages and town lands.

Why become a Freemason?

Every Freemason has his own reason for joining. For many, Freemasonry acts as a 'constant', providing them with a unique combination of friendship, belonging and structure, with many Freemasons saying they have made valuable lifelong friendships.

Other reasons include:

Achievement – progressing through the
offices in the Lodge to Master.

Brotherhood – making new friends from
all walks of life.

Charity – contribute to deserving causes,
Masonic and non-Masonic

Education – learning from peers and mentors

Knowledge – finding out about the history
of Freemasonry.

Self improvement – making a contribution to society.

Who can become a Freemason?

Any man who has a belief in God.
All religions are welcome and respected

Male and normally at least 21 years old.

Be of good character and standing.

How much does it cost?

You don't have to be well-off to become a Freemason. It costs less than you may think and is comparable to social clubs and societies.

Where can I find out more?

The following publications are available

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry in Depth

Freemasonry in Society

How do I Become a Freemason
and a member of a Lodge?

You might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It's actually straightforward. You do not have to wait to be invited. If you wish to become a Freemason and join a Lodge then simply contact us After you contact us we will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you to:

  • Answer any further questions you may have about Freemasonry.
  • Discuss the procedure of joining a suitable Lodge.
  • Introduce you to a local Lodge member

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at Provincial Grand Lodge of Down Headquarters

Contact us

enquiry form

Full name is required.



Date of Birth is required.


Nationality is required.




Postcode is required.


Home phone number is required.


Mobile phone number is required.

Invalid email address.

Marital status is required.


Profession is required.


Employer is required.







IMPORTANT - Data Protection Act. Completion and submission of this form will constitute consent to the processing of personal data and information supplied on this Enquiry Form, and to its use by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Down.

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