Machen Lodge 1782 - Manent Optima Clo

Becoming a Freemason in Birmingham

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Thinking About Joining?


Thinking about becoming a Freemason in Birmingham or the Warwickshire area, but don't know how?

  • Want to improve your intellectual, social and presentation skills?
  • Want to be a part of a unique worldwide charitable organisation?
  • Want to meet new friends and have some fun?

As the oldest fraternal organisation in the world, Freemasonry is founded upon principles of kindness. Timeless values that are as relevant to the world today as they were over 130 years ago when Machen Lodge was established. These ideas have attracted members for centuries, and will hopefully do so for centuries to come.

The greatest lure of Freemasonry is the mystique of a closed door, on the other side of that closed door are rituals, symbols and ceremonies known only to our members and masters. Private ceremonies that have been passed from mouth to mouth for centuries. Our fraternity is strewn with legends, myths and ancient mysteries.

Freemasonry has a wonderful history which dates back more than three hundred years. It is one of the worlds oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of brotherly love, relief and truth, its aim to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

Freemasonry is open to men of all walks of life, whatever race or religion, who believe in a supreme being, i.e. God, by whatever name he is known to them.

Candidates for Freemasonry are required not to expect, anticipate or seek any preferment or financial benefit as a consequence of becoming a member.

There should be no conflict between a candidate's family, business or professional interests and membership.

Every member has the opportunity to take office in his lodge and eventually to become it's master.

There are about 330,000 Freemasons in England who belong to one or more of 8,000 masonic lodges. If you feel that you would like to be part of this, and if you are interested in joining, then contact us and our secretary will be in touch.


Telephone: 0121 454 4422

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

NB. If you are really interested in joining Freemasonry you can also download this preliminary application form to fill in and either return it to us here at Machen or send it to the Warwickshire Provincial HQ either by email, text or post. Your petition will be fairly and hopefully favourably considerd. We look forward to hearing from you.

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