Qualifications for Becoming a Freemason.
1. Be a
man, freeborn, over the age of 21 years, and of sound
mind and body.
2. Have a sound reputation, and be well-recommended by
your peers. Being of good repute is an essential
requirement. Masons do not wish to encourage membership
by those whose actions would stain the reputation of the
fraternity. Be capable of furnishing character
references, as well as one or two references from
current Masons. In Freemasonry, honour, personal
integrity, and responsibility are held in high esteem.
These basic principles have been the means of attracting
the most highly respected persons to Masonry for over
3. Believe in a Supreme Being (the form of which
is left to interpretation by the candidate),
regardless of your religion. Freemasonry interferes
neither with religion nor politics. Once a candidate
professes such belief, no further investigation or
interrogation is made. Men of all ethnic and religious
backgrounds are welcome.
4. Come to Freemasonry of your "own free will and
accord". Freemasonry insists that men
come to its doors entirely of their own free
will; not as a result of solicitations, but simply a desire to be ranked
among its members.
5. Have the ability to support
yourself and your family; your admission to Freemasonry
will entail fees and contributions payable on your
entrance and an annual subscription for the support of
your Lodge which you
should be able to pay without detriment to
yourself or those dependent on you.