How does one become a Mason?
Many men live a lifetime and never know they must ask for admission to the worlds oldest, most purposeful and greatest fraternity. They do not realize that they will not be invited. They must come in of their own free will and accord, without persuasion. They must ask a Mason for a petition. The prescribed requirements for membership in Tennessee are: being a man, at least 18 years of age, having a belief in a Supreme Being and in the immortality of the soul, being capable of reading and writing, being of good moral character, having been a resident of Tennessee for at least one year preceding the presentation of his petition, and being recommended by two Master Mason members of the Lodge to which he desires to apply plus, two references who may or may not be Masons. A Multi State Background Check will be mandatory as of January 1, 2016.
Visiting a lodge in person makes a great first impression. If you know of a lodge in your area usually they will have a sign stating the meeting day and time.
Back to the website;
Under the tab Contact Us then choose TN Lodges, find a lodge to visit in your area.
or click here for Lodges
By clicking on the city of a lodge you will see the address of the lodge you have chosen.
Use the Meeting Date to plan a visit. Most lodges meet at 6 or 7 pm.
Also, by clicking on one of the names listed and if they have an email you can contact a principle officer of that lodge.
Please attempt to contact a local lodge for a meeting time before inquiring the Grand Secretary, Thank You
Good Luck and thanks again for your interest in Masonry.
only use this link below if you have first contacted a lodge