Kenilworth Lodge #29 AF&AM
Freemasonry, Our guide for living

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest Fraternity. Its history and tradition date to antiquity. Its singular purpose is to make good men better. Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military and religious conflicts through the centuries.

Q: Are you a secret society?
A: We are not, but lodge meetings, like those of many other groups, are private and open only to members. The rules and aims of Freemasonry are available to the public. Meeting places are known and in many areas are used by the local community for activities other than Freemasonry. Members are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.

Q: Do I have to be invited to become a Mason?
A: Historically Masons were prohibited from actively recruiting or asking non-Masons to join the fraternity, to insure that candidates come of their own free will. Still, you don’t need to be invited, if you’re interested, act.

Q: How do I join? What if I have more questions?
If you know a Mason, ask him about membership. He will be glad to tell you all about the Craft and the local lodge, and give you a petition if you wish to join.
If you do not know a Mason, drop us an e-mail, and one of the Lodge officers will contact you.