Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can fulfill this essential qualification and are over 21 years of age (18 in certain circumstances – being the son of a Mason or joining a University Lodge) and are of good repute. The essential qualification for admission into, and continuing membership of Freemasonry is a belief in a Supreme Being.

Please contact the Lodge Membership Secretary who will be pleased to answer your questions.

The joining procedure usually takes a number of months with time taken to ensure an understanding by the candidate of the commitment both of time and the financial requirement membership entails.

Our regular meetings are held 4 times a year February to November with additional rehearsals, committee meetings and visits to other Lodges possible if that is of interest.

Telegraph Cable Lodge are always pleased to receive applications for membership from eligible candidates, and although we draw most of members from the local surrounding area there is no specific geographical limit placed on members. If you are interested in learning more and perhaps joining a Lodge in another part of the country we will be happy to direct your enquiry to a more suitable location.

Ever Considered Becoming a Mason?

Freemasonry is the oldest, largest Fraternity in the world. Its members have included Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Statesmen, Generals, Admirals, Supreme Court Chief Justices, corporate CEOs, opera stars, movie stars, and probably, your next door neighbour. Masonry is always ready to welcome good men into the Fraternity.

We’re ready to welcome YOU, if in your heart you can answer “yes” to a few questions similar to the ones below.

Masonic Quotes

When a cowan critises the science, answer him not, but listen attentively to his words. They may perchance recall some point, part, or secret to your recollection, which has escaped your notice, for the castigations of the cowan are not without their use and benefit.

Consider These Questions

  • Do you believe in a Supreme Being?

    Do you believe in a Supreme Being?

    No atheist can be a Mason. Masons do not care what your individual faith is — that is a question between you and your Belief — but we do require that a that a man believe in a Supreme Being.

  • Should men act with honour?

    Should men act with honour?

    Masons teach that principle. We believe that a life not founded on honour is hollow and empty — that a man who acts without honour is less than a man.

  • Do you believe you have a responsibility to leave the world a better place?

    Do you believe you have a responsibility to leave the world a better place?

    Masonry teaches that each man has a duty not only to himself but to others. We must do what we can to make the world a better place. Whether that means cleaning up the environment, working on civic projects, or helping children to work or read or see — the world should be a better place because we have passed through it.

  • Do you believe it is both blessed and fun to give?

    Do you believe it is both blessed and fun to give?

    Masons are involved with the problems and needs of others because we know it gives each of us a good feeling — unlike any other — to help. Much of our help is given anonymously. We’re not after gratitude, we’re more than rewarded by that feeling which comes from knowing we have helped another person overcome some adversity, so that their life can go on.

  • Are you willing to give help to your brothers when they need it?

    Are you willing to give help to your brothers when they need it?

    Masonry is mutual help. Not just financial help (although that’s there, too) but help in the sense of being there when needed, giving support, lending a sympathetic ear.

  • Do you feel that there is more to life than financial success?

    Do you feel that there is more to life than financial success?

    Masons know that self-development is more precious than money in the bank or social position or political power. Those things often accompany self-development, but they are no substitute for it. Masons work at building their lives and character, just as a carpenter works a building a house.

  • Do you believe that people should strive to be good citizens?

    Do you believe that people should strive to be good citizens?

    Masons believe that a country is strong as long as freedom, equality, and the opportunity for human development is afforded to all. A Mason is true to his government and its ideals. He supports its laws and authority hen both are just and equitably applied.

    We uphold and maintain the principles of good government, and oppose every influence that would divide it in a degrading manner.

  • Do you agree that men should show compassion for others

    Do you agree that men should show compassion for others

    Masons do. We believe in a certain reverence for living things, a tenderness toward people who suffer. A loving kindness for our fellow man, and a desire to do right because it is right. Masonry teaches that although all men are fallible and capable of much wrong, when they discover the goodness of heart, they have found the true essence of virtue. Masonry helps men see their potential for deep goodness and virtue.

  • Do you agree that men should live a brotherly life?

    Do you agree that men should live a brotherly life?

    Masons see brotherhood as a form of wisdom, a sort of bond that holds men together — a private friendship that tells us we owe it to each other to be just in our dealings and to refuse to speak evil of each other.

    Masons believe a man should maintain an attitude of good will, and promote unity and harmony is his relations with one another, his family, and his community. Masons call this way of believing in the Brotherhood of Man. It really means that every Mason makes it his duty to follow the golden rule. This is why Masonry has been called one of the greatest forces for good in the world.

  • If you answered YES to the above questions, you should consider becoming a Mason

    If you answered YES to the above questions, you should consider becoming a Mason

    Freemasonry offers much to its members — the opportunity to grow, the chance to make a difference, to build a better world for our children. It offers the chance to be with and work with men who have the same values and ideals — men who have answered “YES” to these questions. It’s easy to find out more. Just find a Mason and ask him about Masonry.

    You probably know several Masons. Perhaps you have seen the Square and Compasses like the one on this page or on a pin or tie tack or bumper sticker. If you know where the lodge is in your community, stop by or look up the number of your local Masonic lodge in the phone book and ask for the secretary of the lodge. He’ll be happy to help you.

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