Cator Lodge - Should You Join Us?


Only if you believe in a supreme being and subscribe to the Three Principles of Neighbourly Concern, Charity and Moral Standards (please see the What is Freemasonry? page) should you even consider joining.

We meet four times a year, usually around between 1630 and 1700hrs and will include a dinner after the meeting finishing around 2100hrs. It is important to identify whether our Lodge's location and meeting days/times are convenient for you, so that you can commit to a regular attendance without damaging your family or work commitments. You should also be able to bear the financial commitment (subscriptions, an expectation of contributions to charitable funds, dining fees, regalia etc). Above all, no one should undertake membership which may adversely affect his family, employment or other non-Masonic commitments. A Freemason may join more than one Lodge and visit other Lodges as a guest, so a change of home or job should not necessarily cause difficulties. Lodges meet all over the UK, and indeed all over the world.

Membership of a Lodge under the United Grand Lodge of England is open all to men of good character aged 18 or over who have been proposed by two members. The final decision rests with the members of the individual Lodge. If you are interested in becoming a Freemason in a London Lodge and do not know anyone who can sponsor you, introductions can be made through Grand Lodge or Metropolitan Grand Lodge.

There are also a special batch of Lodges which focus on meeting the Masonic needs of younger men, especially students. They draw on the experience of specific University Lodges which have thrived for decades with a student-based membership. Visit for more information.

If you are interested in joining Freemasonry, you may wish to look first at the handy information on the website of United Grand Lodge of England at Having done so, if you are still interested in joining but do not know any Freemasons personally, then please complete the form located here or alternatively contact Metropolitan Grand Lodge direct with details of where you live and work and where we can contact you. We will then arrange for someone to contact you in order to discuss matters further, with no obligation on either side.

We are located at:


South East London Masonic Centre
Avenue Road


SE20 7RT


3rd Monday in February

4th Monday in April, September and November

Installation - November


Every Tuesday at 7.30pm from September to April inclusive.

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