"Afternoon Phil and Mike,
After several months of visits, the consultants have come to the conclusion that because of the size of my liver tumour, which is still growing, it would not be safe to operate on, or even treat. Still keeping positive. Getting a little down hearted now after all this time of listening and talking !!
Whatever my future is, I would like it put on record, that although it was for a very short time, I have enjoyed it and only wished that I was offered a position in this wonderful organisation earlier than at 74.
Thank You All." 26th January 2016
(Sad to report Martin died from his illness 28th April 2016. Our deep sympathy to his widow, Jane).
Who Can Join?
Membership is open to men of all faiths who are law-abiding, of good character and who acknowledge a belief in a Supreme Being.
Freemasonry is a multi-racial and multi-cultural organisation. It attracts men of goodwill from all sectors of the community into membership.
What is the Process of Joining?
Prospective candidates get opportunities to meet with the brethren of the lodge at our Social nights. They also have the opportunity to attend various family and friends events.
The prospective candidates will be invited to an informal meeting with the lodge membership committee when there will be the opportunity to discuss aspects of Freemasonry. The candidate is subsequently proposed and then balloted at lodge meetings.
This process typically takes between 9 and 18 months depending upon people’s schedule and gives the prospective candidate the opportunity to understand what Freemasonry can bring to him and also what he can offer it. There is a (once only) joining fee plus an annual subscription to the Lodge.
Our lodge insignia
'I wanted to become a Freemason to meet a cross section of people, make lasting friendships and have fun .'
Why do people join and remain members?
People become Freemasons for a variety of reasons, some as the result of family tradition, others upon the introduction of a friend or out of curiosity to know what it is all about.
Those who become active members and who grow in Freemasonry do so principally because they enjoy it. They enjoy the challenges and fellowship that Freemasonry offers. There is more to it, however, than just enjoyment.
Participation in the dramatic presentation of moral lessons and in the working of a lodge provides a member with a unique opportunity to learn more about himself and encourages him to live in such a way that he will always be in search of becoming a better man. Not better than someone else but better than he himself might otherwise have been.
Each Freemason is required to learn and show humility through initiation. Then by progression through a series of degrees the Freemason gains insight into increasingly complex moral and philosophical concepts and accepts a variety of challenges and responsibilities which are both stimulating and rewarding.
The working of the lodge generally follows a series of ceremonial events, which are usually followed by an informal supper (the Festive Board). This offers members a framework for companionship, teamwork, character development and enjoyment of shared experiences.