About Freemasonry

Freemasonry is the oldest Fraternal organization in existence. Written records about the Order date back to 1390. Prince Hall and fourteen other “men of color” on March 6, 1775 were initiated in a British Army Lodge, No. 441 of the Irish Registry by J. E. Batt, Worshipful Master, on Castle William Island (now Castle Island), in Boston Harbor. The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama was established in 1867. The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Alabama, is now composed of 235 actively functioning subordinate lodges with a membership of approximately 6,000.


Membership in a Masonic Lodge is open to all men 18 years of age or older— regardless of race, color or religion. Be freeborn (Not born a slave or indentured servant). Be of good repute and well recommended (By Brother Masons). Have a belief in a Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul (We encourage you to be steadfast in the faith of your choice.) Also, Masonry considers that your religious and family obligations come FIRST, so you must be sure that you have the time to participate. You can afford the initiation fees and the annual dues without hardship to yourself or your family. You should be coming to Masonry “of your own free will and accord”, to learn to improve yourself and to enjoy the company of other good people, not because someone keeps soliciting you to join or because you think it will help you “get ahead”. The object of our fraternity is to make good men better.

How To Join "2-B-1-ASK-1"

If a person meeting the above criteria is interested in joining, he should ask a Masonic friend for more information or simm3d@aol.com or the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Al