So, you have found our website, visited the links and completed some preliminary internet research, and you are contemplating joining us in Freemasonry, that’s great news. However, let us just stop and pause for a while….it is wonderful that your interest in Freemasonry has been sparked and it is important that the decision to join us at The Semper Paratus Lodge comes directly from you without any external pressure.
It is important that you have belief in a supreme being (this does not mean that you must be religious or belong to a particular faith group, we welcome members from all corners of society) and that you are over the age of 18 years.
The first thing we would ask you to do is contact our lodge secretary, (this will happen automatically through the Contact Us form) to arrange an informal chat over a coffee or a beer and meet with a couple of our members to discuss your membership further. One of the many peculiarities of Freemasonry is that you are required to have a proposer and a seconder for lodge membership. It is our hope that after your meeting with our members they would be happy to act as your proposer and seconder.
While we were originally formed as a Fire Brigades Lodge we are a remarkably diverse lodge, our members are a mix of ages and come from all walks of life, we encourage you to discuss your application to join masonry with your family and friends and if you wish you would be welcome to join us at one of our social gatherings where you can meet other members and their families.
The United Grand Lodge of England has a wonderful website with lots of useful information we would encourage you to visit the site by clicking here.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Oxfordshire have also produced information for new masons which you may also find useful to see that website click here.
We hope you find this information has made you feel confident in contacting us for a no obligation get together and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
If you would like more information in general about Freemasonry please click HERE.