Interested in Freemasonry?

Freemasonry in the UK is a fraternal organisation with a long history, tracing its origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons from the late 14th century. It evolved over time into a more modern organisation that embraces principles of moral uprightness, charitable work, and fraternal bonding, irrespective of religious or political views. British Freemasonry is known for its brotherhood, ceremonial traditions, symbolism, and rituals, which are steeped in allegory and often draw inspiration from practices of medieval stonemasons.

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for most Masonic lodges in England, Wales, and some districts overseas. It aims to foster personal growth, community involvement, and a sense of brotherhood among its members. Freemasonry under UGLE is open to men of all backgrounds, provided they believe in a Supreme Being, are of good character, and are committed to the values of the fraternity.

In London, Freemasonry is governed by Metropolitan Grand Lodge. Recognising the need to engage a younger demographic and ensure the continuity of the tradition, various initiatives have been introduced over the past 20 years, and among these, the Connaught Club stands out. The Club was founded in order to foster connections between young Masons across London, and to bridge the divides between young people in Lodges & Chapters across the city.

As of 2023 the Connaught Club has launched a pilot scheme specifically targeting men under the age of 35 who are not yet Freemasons. The goal of this initiative is to create an environment where potential members can comfortably explore Freemasonry, connect with peers of a similar age, and join lodges that are more attuned to the interests and dynamics of a younger membership.

This approach not only brings a new energy into the organisation but also helps to dispel misconceptions about Freemasonry being an exclusive club for older men. By bringing together young people with shared interests and values, the Connaught Club is fostering a new generation of Masons who can carry forward the principles of the fraternity into the future. This initiative reflects a broader trend within Freemasonry to adapt to changing societal norms while maintaining the core tenets and rituals that define the Masonic experience.

If you’re a young man in London, under 35, who believes in a higher power and holds an interest in Masonry, get in touch with us today to find out more, and join us at one of our events!