So you are interested in becoming a Freemason?
First you should do some research on the subject. If you know a Mason, ask him about it and he will be very pleased to talk about his Freemasonry. Another good place to start is the United Grand Lodge of England's website. There is a recent booklet "Freemasonry, what's it all about?" and a longer booklet entitled "Are you thinking of becoming a Freemason?". There are also some simple, direct answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Freemasonry.
Despite popular misconception, Freemasonry does not solicit for membership. We never approach individuals with invitations to join. Although we "advertise" what we do in publications and websites, it is up to the aspiring Mason to make the first contact. You can do this through a personal request to a Mason if you know one or you can contact us via the website.
A Master Mason
Freemasonry is enjoyed by people from all walks of life. The only mandatory requirements are that you should have a belief in a supreme being and be an upstanding citizen without a criminal record. Although there is a requirement that you have your own religious beliefs, Freemasonry is not itself a religion and indeed has no views whatsoever on religion. Discussion of religion or politics is not permitted at our meetings. In English Freemasonry we have members who are Christians (both Roman Catholic and Protestant), Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and Hindus.
Here in Malta there are Lodges working under three different Grand Lodges: The Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta (SGLOM), the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the United Grand Lodge of England. If you have links with England or Wales, you may wish to consider joining one of our two English Constitution Lodges. If you have links with Scotland, then Lodge St Andrew might be attractive. For a Maltese citizen who has always lived on the Island, perhaps the SGLOM should be your first port of call. However there are no hard and fast rules. Also, members of the different Grand Lodges regularly visit each other so, whatever Lodge you join, you will have an opportunity to share Masonry with all the Brethren on the Island.
Use the "Contact Us" page to register your interest and we will do our best to advise you on the best place to direct your application.
What happens next?
On being contacted we will invite you to meet us at the Masonic Hall in Valletta for an initial discussion. If all seems well then over the next few months you can visit the Masonic hall in Valletta regularly so that we get to know each other. We will also invite you, and your partner if any, to our social functions. After that time, if you and we are still of the same mind we will arrange for you to apply formally to join one of our Lodges.
Typically a Lodge takes only one or two new members a year. Occasionally it might be as many as three or four. Thus the acquisition of a new member is a matter of great importance to the Lodge and an event to be celebrated.
Two Videos About English Freemasonry