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If you are interested in becoming a Freemason, we advise that you first talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a Mason. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you decide if Freemasonry is right for you. However, if you don't know anyone who is a Mason, or are an unattached Mason recently moved to the area and seeking a new lodge, then please contact our Secretary
Freemasons are the largest charitable givers after the National Lottery, and also make major contributions to international disaster relief funds.
The United Grand Lodge of England has produced a useful guide for people who are considering becoming a Mason. It provides a good initial snap-shot for potential candidates who are thinking about becoming a member of the Freemasons. This guide is embedded below and can be viewed full size, downloaded or printed, for your convenience.
King George VI was initiated into Navy Lodge #2612 in 1919, when he was Duke of York; in 1922 he was appointed Senior Grand Warden; two years later he was installed as Provincial Grand Master for Middlesex, which position he held until coming to the throne in 1936