Normally you must be 21 to become a Mason but if you are studying at University then you can join at the age of 18 and take advantage of the greatly reduced membership fees.
Freemasons belong to Lodges (just like university societies) which are dotted around the Country. The Lodges meet at ‘Masonic Halls’ which act as the club premises for each Lodge and sometimes a number of Lodges. Freemasons typically meet between 4 and 8 times a year depending on the Lodge.
Freemasonry is ultimately an organisation which promotes charitable relief and provides a space for like-minded people to socialise.
What happens at a Masonic Meeting?
At Beds SU, your local Lodge, the Cumberland Lodge No. 3858, has helped to form the Masonic Society. This exists in order to provide students with more information about Freemasonry, through events and contacts.
The Beds SU Masonic Society – How to get involved?
Most of what happens inside the closed doors of a Masonic meeting room (a Masonic Temple) is a secret! The meetings are often comprised of a brief ceremony which teaches members about the history of Masonry and is usually followed by a hearty meal at the Lodge, where the festivities are continued.
Have a look at the video below and If you like the sound of Freemasonry, or just want some more information, get in touch using the “contact button”.