The Petitioning Process
This week, the Knights of The Masonic Roundtable discuss the petitioning process in Freemasonry. Not a Mason yet? Listen as we discuss what the steps are to join. Already a Brother Mason? Watch as the hosts share examples of their petitions from each of their jurisdictions.
Whether you are interested in joining Freemasons or just curious about the requirements of membership we appreciate your interest and hope we can help. However, you should know that you can not become a Freemason through this or any other Website. We encourage you to gather information online. You may be able to request a contact, but membership can only be obtained in person through Masons in your geographical area. The Masonic fraternity and its appended bodies exist in almost every corner of the world. And, where it does exist the process of applying for membership is pretty straightforward. The list below delineates the general procedure for joining the Freemasons. However, each jurisdiction may differ slightly in their own requirements.
The first step toward joining Freemasons is to make contact with one or more members in your locality and express your interest in becoming a Brother. This can be as easy as picking up the local telephone directory, doing a Web search*, stopping by the local lodge building, or it can be quite difficult. In some parts of the world Freemasons are still, out of necessity, very secretive. Those in power, both politically and religiously, may be uneasy with Freemasonry’s teachings of universal brotherhood and unbridled freedom. Confused societal opinions sometimes dictate that Freemasons meet and act discreetly. Regardless of the situation, the first step is to contact a Brother in your locale.
*A Web search should include the city, state, province, region in which you live together with words like ‘masonic lodge’ ‘grand lodge’ ‘freemason’.