Becoming a Mason means you’ll be joining about 200,000 members throughout England and Wales, as well as Districts overseas.

Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and the organisation’s aim is to empower members to be the best they can be – it’s about building character, supporting members as individuals and helping them make a positive contribution to society.

We have 38 Lodges in Bristol, with any man over the age of 18 welcome to join, irrespective of their race or religion. Students are also able to join our University Scheme Lodge.

How to join

There are several ways to become a Freemason. If you don’t know anyone who is a member and that you can talk to, then your first step is to contact your nearest Lodge.

    ``Contributing at local charitable events makes me feel deeply connected to my community. When I stand back and see how Freemasonry contributes globally, the sense of pride I feel is incredible. The bond of friendship is stronger in Freemasonry than anywhere else I’ve experienced. I now have a wider, more diverse circle of friends than I ever thought possible. I’ve been guided throughout my journey in Freemasonry by meaningful, useful and important lessons of self-discovery and integrity. These lessons truly help me to be the very best I can be.``
    J. Peters
    ``I joined Freemasonry to spend more time with my father, to meet different people from outside of my own social circle and give something back to my community in the terms of charity. I joined at 37 – I should have joined when I was in my late 20s.``
    S. Smith
    ``What I enjoy most is being part of something meaningful, which challenges me and provides friendship and support all at the same time. It’s like Scouting for adults. ``
    K Maddan
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