The Royds Lodge No. 1204

Antient Free and Accepted Masons of England


Our fraternity has a wonderful history that dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world's 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, Freemasonry aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of their backgrounds or differences.

People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. In fact, it's very straightforward.

The essential qualification for membership is that you have a belief in a supreme being. We will explain more about that you get in touch.

It is usual for candidates to be mature men of 21 years and over, but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.

If you are interested in becoming a Freemason, please contact us in the first instance. By doing so, you will not be committing yourself to anything at this stage.

Upon receipt of your letter, arrangements will be made to meet you socially. In due course, you would then be invited to meet a committee of Lodge members, prior to being balloted for membership. All being well, a date would then be fixed for your admission.

The United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of Freemasons in England and Wales, has produced an informative booklet entitled, "Freemasonry: What's It All About?" Further information can be obtained by following this link.