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Freemasonry has a wonderful history, which 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, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

Freemasonry is open to men of all walks of life, whatever race or religion who believe in a Supreme Being, i.e. God, by whatever name he is known to them.

Men wishing to become Freemasons must, with few exceptions, be at least 21 years of age.

Candidates for Freemasonry are required not to expect, anticipate or seek any preferment or financial benefit as a consequence of becoming a member.

There should be no conflict between a candidate's family, business or professional interests and membership.

Every member has the opportunity to take office in his Lodge and eventually to become its Master.

There are about 330,000 Freemasons in England who belong to one or more of 8,000 Lodges.

People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It's actually straightforward.

Refer to our useful links page for United Grand Lodge booklet “ Are you thinking of becoming a Freemason” download.

If you want to know more about Freemasonry in Rochdale? then please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or write to:-

Liberty lodge 5573 --- Masonic Hall, Richard Street, Rochdale    OL11 1DU

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