All Lodges require certain fees and subscriptions. Peace & Friendship Lodge currently
charges £240 a year starting from our January meeting. This includes the cost of
dinner and wine or in Masonic terms ‘The Festive Board’ which takes place immediately
after each of our four meetings per year. If you join the Lodge part way through
a year, the subscription is reduced by the Dining fee of £30 for each meeting that
has already taken place.
The Festive Board is a very important aspect within Freemasonry as dining with brethren
of the Lodge and guests is where longer term friendships are cemented. Should you
invite any Masonic guests, it is normal that as their host you would pay their dining
fee which at Peace & Friendship Lodge is currently £30.
Dress for Lodge Meetings is dark lounge suit, white shirt, black tie and black shoes.
When any regalia is required, you will be advised but this is relatively inexpensive.
Good condition second hand Regalia can often been found on Internet sites such as
Freemasons are encouraged to donate money to charity but only in accordance with
their means. This is always optional as giving to charity is a matter for your own
conscience and ability to pay.