Joining Freemasonry
Can I Become A Mason?
Our fraternity 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.
The essential qualification for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being. It is usual for candidates to be "mature men of 21 years and over", but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.
What is Freemasonry?
Watch our new video to find out more about Freemasonry.

Interview with the PGM
On Tuesday the 17th December Provincial Grand Master for Oxfordshire James Hilditch was the on-air guest of Adam Ball, on the Drivetime Show, at BBC Radio Oxford answering questions about Freemasons and Freemasonry in Oxfordshire.

Suggested Steps you may take:
If after reading the information on this site you are interested in becoming a Freemason, we advise that you first talk to a family member, friend or colleague whom you already know to be a member. They will be able to explain to you what they can about the fraternity and help you find a suitable Lodge.    Link courtesy of the
Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham
If you don't know anyone at all who is a member, then get in touch with the Provincial Membership Officer for Oxfordshire telling him a little bit about yourself and your reasons for wishing to join.
Arrangements will be made to meet you socially to find out more about you, and to give you a chance to find out more about us.
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The Jouney of a New Mason
(Before Initiation)
Universities Scheme
"Tradition and continuity are two of the values which characterise the relationship between Freemasonry and universities. It was nearly 200 years ago that the first university Lodge, Apollo University Lodge, was founded at Oxford, with Isaac Newton University Lodge following soon afterwards at Cambridge".
"Since then many thousands of young men have been introduced to Freemasonry through these two Lodges, and they provided the inspiration for the Universities Scheme. This was set up at the beginning of 2005 with the objective: 'To establish and/ or enhance arrangements and opportunities for undergraduates and other university members to enjoy Freemasonry'".
"There are now over 55 other Lodges pursuing a similar, yet distinct, course. Their membership consists of undergraduates, postgraduates, senior members of the university and alumni, ranging in age from 18 upwards. All under-25s benefit from the recent decision by Grand Lodge to halve their dues in order to make Freemasonry as accessible to as wide an audience as possible".
Apollo University Lodge No. 357 Blockley Lodge No. 6345
Contact Us
The Provincial Office at 333 Banbury Road is no longer manned. Any queries should be made
in the first instance to your Lodge Secretary or Scribe E.
If however you are not an Oxfordshire Mason
you can contact the Provincial Grand Secretary for general enquiries.
The Provincial Grand Secretary for Craft The Provincial Scribe E for Chapter
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