Joining Freemasonry Today
- simple 'Ask one to be one'
If you have an interest in joining Freemasonry, you have taken your first step in the right direction. Freemasonry can be such a diverse interest and has the potential for a life long affair that gives back continually. The beauty of how Freemasonry works is you only need to commit what you want or can, in time and effort. Tasks and roles are never forced upon you, Freemasonry will never ask you to place family, work or important interests ahead of what you want to get out of Freemasonry and how you can help Freemasonry in return.
Finding a Lodge to join is normally about location and meeting the existing members to help give you that understanding of who, where and when as lodges meet on different days, different locations, and with different goals or aims. If you are interested in joining Freemasonry, the Royal Hanover Lodge would love to help you start that journey.
We have a strange saying of 'Ask one to be one' or ' To be one, ask one', which actually translates to that a Freemason will traditional never ask you to join, but we happily talk about the many great aspects of Freemasonry, but will leave it up to you to make that first step.
If you live in Middlesex (England) or in a neighbouring county like Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire or West London Borough and you are genuinely interested in joining Freemasonry, you should, to avoid any embarrassment later, make yourself aware of the membership requirements below. Of course, if you already know any Freemasons then they too should be able to advise you.
Anyone offering himself as a candidate should be 21 years of age or over and of good repute, and should be entirely assured in his own mind:
- that he sincerely seeks intellectual and moral improvement for himself and others.
- that he has a belief in a supreme being (God as you understand him).
- that he is able to afford the necessary expenditure without detriment to himself or his connections. Financial ability to pay lodge subscriptions and contribute to charity, without having an adverse impact on his family.(normal Royal Hanover Lodge fees are £210 per year)
- that he is willing and able to devote part of his time, his means and his efforts, to the promotion of the aims of our ancient Institution. To make a commitment to attend Lodge meetings, rehearsals, socials and events.
- that he will never seek commercial, social or pecuniary advantage from his membership.
If you reside outside the province of Middlesex (England) or a neighbouring county like Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire or West London Borough then it may be better to visit the United Grand of England to ask about becoming a Freemason.
If you are comfortable with these requirements and would like to request joining Royal Hanover Lodge, please pop your details in the form below:
The Royal Hanover lodge is a progressive and a growing lodge that has a well recognised reputation for some of the best work in Middlesex. This makes it an ideal first choice to start freemasonry.
It is important to know that Freemasonry is a voluntary, fraternal organisation, composed of men of good will, good character and good reputation, who believe in an almighty creator and practice the spirit of universal brotherhood to man.
Obviously getting to know us, and importantly, us getting to know you is a critical to start freemasonry in our respected lodge.
At this stage you obviously have been doing your research and have many questions. Typically we get to know each applicant on a social level first. As we meet every Tuesday evening at Cole Court for "Lodge of Instruction" we have found this an ideal opportunity to get to know each other. This is also a good way for you to ask any questions you may have.
Cole Court Masonic Centre - Twickenham
We have a very dedicated group of members that strive to grow and keep Royal Hanover Lodge respected and growing lodge.
Officers of the Lodge 2016-2017
|Worshipful Master||W.Bro Brian De-Honri|
|Immediate Past Master||W. BRO Lawrie Hawkins|
|Senior Warden||BRO Johnny Davis|
|Junior Warden||BRO David North|
|Chaplain||W.BRO ‘BOB’ A SKINNER, PPROV GSUPTWKS, LGR, PZ|
|Treasurer||W.BRO TOM WOOD, PPAGSWDB (SURREY). PZ|
|Secretary||W.BRO JOHN DEADY PZ|
|Director of Ceremonies||W.BRO PETER HOSIE-KINGHAM, PPGSUPTWKS, PZ|
|Almoner||W.BRO DEREK HEALY PPDEPGREG , SLGR, PZ|
|Charity Steward||W.BRO JOHN TAYLOR|
|Lodge Mentoring Officer||W.BRO. KEVIN MARSHALL-JOBSON PPAGDC, PZ|
|Senior Deacon||Bro Allan Hykin|
|Junior Deacon||W.BRO Peter Short|
|Assistant D. of Ceremonies||W.BRO Derek Fifield|
|Assistant Secretary||W.BRO Rob Turpin|
|Inner Guard||BRO Mike Whybrow|
|Events Co-ordinator||W.BRO Rob Turpin|
|Stewards||BRO Oliver Hosie-Kingham
BRO Michael Smirth
BRO Thomas Jackson