Grants Lodge No. 8825 founded 1978

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Information for anyone interested in joining us.

Photo of Lodge Mentor
WBro David Bannister

A message from our Mentor ......

What is freemasonry? Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it's about making new friends and acquaintances. For others, it's about being able to help deserving causes - making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby. Any man can become a Freemason, provided he can satisfy our membership requirements shown below:

I hope the information here helps with your quest into Freemasonry and if I can be of any further assistance please contact me using the email address on the page.

"I therefore trust that we should have but one aim in view ... to please each other and unite in the grand design of being happy and communicating happiness"

Membership requirements:

  • Only upright men of good moral character and of mature age (twenty-one years of age) should apply.
  • Lodges under the UGLE are Men Only Lodges, however, Women's Lodges do exist and a simple internet search will find these.
  • A belief in a supreme being (God as you understand him).
  • The ability to pay Lodge subscriptions and contribute to charity, see below.
  • Have time to attend our meetings without having an adverse impact on your family.
  • Have a desire to do good in the community.
  • No desire to seek preferment or material gain from being a member.


What is the cost of Freemasonry at Grants?

The cost of Freemasonry at Grants is in two parts, fixed costs (costs we all have to pay) and voluntary or variable costs.

Fixed costs (Lodge subscriptions) are:

These costs are kept to an absolute minimum to maintain a viable Lodge and are paid yearly. Currently the yearly cost to a subscribing Member of Grants Lodge 8825 is approximately £270 - Dining Fees are additional to this subscription.

Voluntary or variable costs are:

Charitable giving at the Festive Board (after meeting meal) is usually in the form of a raffle, prizes for which are usually donated by Members of the Lodge.

Each member is free to decide his own level of charitable giving.

There are events or socials held throughout the year which Members, their wives/partners and families can attend, but these are of course voluntary. These events vary in cost and any proceeds are used for good charitable causes.

If you think you could be interested in joining us, or even if you are not sure, please contact us for a chat.


Freemasonry Videos

Grants Lodge welcomes enquiries from anyone who is interested in becoming a Freemason or any Freemasons who want to know more about our Lodge.

Masonic Links

Here are links to websites for the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body for all Masonic Lodges and Freemasons under the English Constitution, and our own Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire and the Bolton & Bury District