How to Join Us

The Lodge of Unity is always delighted to hear from non-masons looking to know more with a possible view to joining and existing Masons looking for a new Lodge to join.

Joining Members

For whatever reason you are considering joining a new lodge, perhaps you are new to Warwickshire or just looking for a new challenge then please pay the Lodge of Unity a visit. You will always find a bright fraternal welcome here, (corny but true!). Contact our Secretary for an invitation.

New to Freemasonry

If you are wondering: “How can I be a Mason?” then you have have come to a good place to find out. Joining the Masons and our Lodge in Warwick is more straight forward than most people think. To become a Freemason you will need to be a man aged 21 or over, be of good character and believe in a Supreme Being. The Order is open to men of all faiths and candidates are supported at every stage of their entry into Masonry. By joining The Lodge of Unity you can be assured of a very warm welcome.

The United Grand Lodge of England has produced a guide for people who are considering becoming a Mason. It provides a good initial snap shot of Freemasonry for potential candidates.

To Join the Freemasons

In the first instance, please read the answers to the questions and membership requirements below. To join the Lodge of Unity you will need to live within convenient travelling distance of Warwick. If after that, you still want to be a Freemason, then contact our Lodge Secretary who will be happy to assist you further.


QUESTION: What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.

Although its roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles, modern Freemasonry is about making friends with like minded men from all faiths and backgrounds who follow a moral and ethical approach to life.

It is an organisation of men who believe that the worth of a man can be measured . . . not by wealth or by fame, but by his deeds, character and by his love for others.


QUESTION: Why 21 Years Of Age?
When the United Grand Lodge of England was formed the age of majority was 21 years. It is possible to join a Lodge at the younger age of 18, but special permission will be required from the Provincial Grand Master of Warwickshire.


QUESTION: What Is Meant By 'A Supreme Being'?
Men of all religious persuasions are welcome to become Freemasons. Whilst Freemasonry is certainly not a religion in itself, it is, however, an institution based on teaching, learning, and the practice of high moral standards. A belief in God, however known, is regarded as an essential requirement. However, the manner in which you practice your religion is regarded as a strictly personal matter. Members of different faiths happily co-exist in our Lodges because all share the common bond of fellowship, which allows them to meet together without religious differences coming between them.


QUESTION: Why Can Only Men Join?
In this enlightened age of sexual equality, the United Grand Lodge Of England may be thought to be out of step in insisting on a men-only status for its members. However, the traditions of Freemasonry are held in high regard by all our members and are not regarded as sexist.

The Lodge of Unity, in common with other Lodges, places a high degree of importance on involving wives and partners in social events.

Freemasonry itself is not exclusively confined to men, even though the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), to which the Lodge of Unity subscribes does not admit women.

Informal relations between UGLE and The Order of Women Freemasons remain cordial and cooperative and the regularity and sincerity of the movement is acknowledged. 


QUESTION: How Do I Apply to Join the Freemasons?
Send our Secretary an message using the Contact form and providing him with your details. A Member of our Lodge will then contact you to explain in more detail what is involved.


QUESTION: What Happens When I Apply?
We find that a good way to introduce prospective Members to the Lodge is to extend an invitation to one of our social functions and you will also have an opportunity to visit our Lodge rooms.

Should you express an interest in joining Freemasonry, we will arrange for a couple of our more experienced Brethren to visit your home. The purpose of this visit is to enable you and your family to ask questions and be sure of the commitment involved.


QUESTION: Are There Any Additional Requirements?
In addition to the requirements described above:

  • You should not have any criminal convictions.
  • You should enjoy the company of other men from a wide range of social and working environments
  • If you are a family man, it is very important that your family obligations come first, and your partner is supportive of your membership.
  • You should be able to afford the joining fees and continuing membership fees without hardship to your family.
  • Your time commitment will initially be to attend seven Lodge meetings per year and six Lodge of Instruction meetings but progressively, committee meetings and rehearsals will take up additional evenings.
  • You should be willing to take part in our rituals.
  • You should understand and accept that Freemasonry does not exist to assist its Members in their business or employment. Therefore, you should not expect any pecuniary gain from your membership.
  • Our Lodge is firmly committed to supporting both Masonic and non Masonic charities and we are proud of the significant sums of money which we raise for these purposes. However, Members of the Lodge are not expected to contribute beyond their means and an individual’s contribution is very much a personal matter.



To be a Freemason is both a privileged and an honour. If you have any other questions about how to become a mason we will only be too happy to help. To begin your journey use the contact form below for more information about joining. You can be assured that we will do all we can to help you.

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