First Steps

The first step

Thank you for taking the time to view our website. We hope you have found it helpful and informative. If you think at this initial stage, Freemasonry may be of interest to you, and would like to know a more, please feel free to contact us.

Making contact

There are two ways to male contact. This can be done by sending an email to or phoning 079 5787 0416.

We will then arrange a convenient time for you to come along to Twickenham Masonic Centre where we can meet on an informal basis and you will be able to ask any questions.

Getting to know each other

After the meeting and once you feel that all the questions have been answered then normally an application form is completed. If by mutual agreement it is then decided that your application should proceed, w will then need to include the names of two lodge members who have met you. Once completed we would then ask that you meet with the Lodge Committee, again to get to know you more, and of course you to get to know us. This meeting will still be friendly, but a more formal occasion.

Joining the lodge

On the basis that you and the members are content, your application will be formally read out aloud at one of the four main meetings. If approved, then after this meeting a date will then be set for your admission and to join Ariel Lodge to become a freemason.

We will make every attempt to explain to you about each step of your journey. We appreciate it sometimes may feel a lengthy process but always worth the wait to become a Freemason.

Entered Apprentice