Below are some common questions that apply to Masonic membership in the State of Maine.
What are the requirements for becoming a Mason?
A candidate must be male, at least 18 years of age, professes a belief in a Supreme Being, and is of good character. You also must have resided in Maine for one year with limited exceptions for military and seafaring men.
Can minorities be Masons?
Any person who meets the requirements listed above is eligible, regardless of race, color or creed.
I have a physical disability. Can I be a Mason?
The answer is yes, provided that you can attend Lodge and meet the non-physical requirements listed above. The lodge that you ultimately join will work to accommodate your needs.
Can atheists be a Mason?
The only religious requirement is that candidates believe in a Supreme Being. If you can in good faith profess such a belief, regardless of your religious affiliation, then you are eligible to be a Mason. Therefore, an atheist cannot knowingly be a Mason.
OK, I’m interested– how do I proceed?
You can contact the Grand Lodge of Maine here or call us at 207-843-1086 and we will assist you in reaching out to the lodge that best fits your needs. Should you know someone who is a Freemason, feel free to talk with them directly.
You’ll be asked to complete this petition, and your lodge will work with you on the rest of the application process.