Becoming a Freemason
Candidates for Freemasonry must be at least 21 years of age and have a belief in a supreme being. The members of the King’s College School Lodge have an interest in King’s College School. There are thousands of Lodges across the UK and the world which draw their membership from every walk of life.
In parallel with the UGLE, there are also women-only Lodges. The Order of Women Freemasons is the oldest and largest masonic organisation for women in the UK and works on the lines of regular male Freemasonry.
The Lodge would be pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in joining or simply finding out more about Freemasonry.
United Grand Lodge of England
The United Grand Lodge of England is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Its’ headquarters is the Freemasons’ Hall in London. HRH The Duke of Kent is the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England and is a member of several Livery Companies.
Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey
King’s College School Lodge was founded in London but from 12 June 1974 has been administered by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey. This was because it began to meet at the Star and Garter in Richmond. Since 1999, meetings have been held in London but the Lodge continues to be administered by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey.
The Order of Women Freemasons
Freemasonry for women came to this country from France in 1902 in the form of mixed Lodges (Co-Masonry). In 1908 some Co-Masons decided to break away to start a new Order because they objected to control from France and to some of the ritual and influences found in Co-Masonry. They wanted to practise Freemasonry on the same lines as the male United Grand Lodge of England.