It is no great secret that in recent years there has been a decline in the membership in Freemasonry. Whilst some would see this as inevitable and a sign that Freemasonry is no longer relevant in modern society, the exact opposite is actually the case – Freemasonry is and always has been an organisation that champions equality, friendship and the aim of contributing positively to the society in which we live. These values could not be more relevant in the 21st Century!
Perhaps it is actually the case that many men who would make excellent Freemasons, and derive a lot of enjoyment from membership, simply don’t know who we are and what we’re about? It is with this in mind that the United Grand Lodge of England launched the ‘Members’ Pathway’ in 2017. This guide is designed to help individual Lodges find and attract new members and ensure that anyone joining the organisation has a clear understanding of what our values are and what the expectations of membership will be from both sides.
Perhaps more importantly, the guide also provides guidance on how to ensure that current members are getting the most out of their Masonic experience – the best ambassador for Freemasonry is a happy, productive Freemason!