Grand Lodge

BC and Yukon




Becoming A Freemason


Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. Its membership is comprised of men from all walks of life. Freemasonry dates back many centuries to the stonemasons who built the great cathedrals of Europe in the Middle Ages. Their working tools and the structure of their exclusive society of those days are still used symbolically in Freemasonry.


What is a Freemason?


As a member of the world�s largest fraternal organization, he not only enjoys the friendship and brotherhood of other Freemasons in his community, but also is also welcome by Freemasons anywhere in the world.
A Freemason is a man of faith, who uses the tools of moral and ethical principles to serve mankind.
A Freemason shows the aspiration and obligation of men of good will who seek to make themselves better than they are � not better than others.
A Freemason is dedicated � he recognizes his responsibility for justice, truth, charity, honesty and integrity.
A Freemason believes that there is such a thing as honour, and that a man has a responsibility to act with honour in everything he does.
A Freemason believes that it is not only more blessed to give than to receive, it�s also more rewarding.
A Freemason believes that every person should strive to be a good citizen and that he has a moral duty to be true to the country in which he lives, for loyalty to one�s country is essential.
A Freemason is expected to obey every lawful authority, obey laws of the country in which he lives and to promote its general welfare.
Freemasons and the Masonic family contribute not only their money, but also an incredible amount of time to various charities.


Freemasonry is not!


Freemasonry is not a secret society. It does nothing to conceal its existence or its activities. Its only secrets are simply modes of recognition between Masons.

Freemasonry is not a religion and makes not pretence to be one � but it does, however, require that a man believe in a Supreme Being. Men of all faiths have become Freemasons because the principles

Freemasonry espouses are compatible with the teachings of recognized faiths of the world.
Freemasonry is not an organization that provides material gain or advancement to its membership. For to do so would lead to disappointment.


How to Become a Freemason



One of the unique features of Freemasonry is that no man is ever invited to become a member. Freemasons are prohibited from the solicitation of new members. For that reason, it is sometimes difficult for an interested person to discover how to approach the fraternity for membership.

It is easy, however, to find out; just contact a Freemason and ask him about Freemasonry. You probably know several Freemasons. Perhaps you have seen the Square and Compasses like the one on the top of the page, on a ring, pin or bumper sticker. You can also contact our Masonic Lodge at info at

Freemasonry offers much to its members � the opportunity to grow, the chance to make a difference, to build a better world for our children and us. It offers the chance to be with and work with men who have the same values and ideals.

Freemasonry is always ready to welcome good men into the fraternity. It�s ready to welcome you.


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