Any man over the age of 21 may join Freemasonry regardless of ethnic group, political views, economic standing or religion, although he is expected to have a faith. If you are interested in joining an English Constitution Lodge in Cauvery delta region, Tamil Nadu, southern India.
The first and most important step is to satisfy yourself that Freemasonry is an organisation you really want to join, and that you have no unrealistic expectations. Freemasonry involves a commitment in time, effort and money. Freemasonry is far more than attending meetings, it is a way of life. You should be aware that some have joined in the mistaken belief that it would give them business or career advantages and have invariably been disappointed and resigned their membership.
There are certain things that are formally required, before an application for membership can be accepted:
Belief in a supreme being. We need to be satisfied that you have such a belief. That belief will, of course, depend upon your own religion. There is absolutely no bias or preference in favor of one religion or another.
You are a male and over 21 years of age.
Freedom of choice. We need to be assured that you are acting entirely of your own volition, and that you are under no pressure from anybody else.
You must be of good standing and not have a criminal record.
A prospective member will be interviewed by the Lodge committee. This is not an interrogation. You can ask any questions that may be on your mind, and receive frank and helpful answers. The interview is intended to ensure that you understand the requirements listed above and the following things before you finally make up your mind:
That you do not have unreasonable expectations in terms of benefits of membership.
That you have discussed it with your immediate family/partner and they support your decision.
That you know what it will cost, and what is expected by way of charitable contribution.
That you are in a position to make a regular attendance at Lodge meetings.
If you wish to proceed, and if the Committee are satisfied that you are clear about what you propose to do, there will be a ballot among the Lodge members, normally within a couple of months. Subject to an acceptable ballot, you will be advised of the arrangements for you to join. You should be aware that your application is confidential and you can, at any time, withdraw your application.
Still interested in joining? Then we look forward to hearing from you via the Contact Form below.