On entry, there is a one-off joining fee. A member also pays an annual subscription to his Lodge which covers his membership and the administrative cost of running the Lodge.
These amounts will vary between Lodges, but on average expect to pay somewhere in the region of £50-£100 for the one-off joining fee, and in Ipsley there is a subscription £147 per annum.
It is usual to have a meal after the meeting, called the Festive Board, which is usually around £20-£22 per meal. We also have a raffle during the Festive Board to raise money for various causes.
It is entirely up to the individual member what he gives to Charity, but it should always be without detriment to his other responsibilities. Similarly, he may join as many Lodges as his time and pocket can allow, as long as it does not adversely affect his family life and responsibilities.
Our dress codes dark lounge suit, many Masons will buy a suit specifically for use in the lodge, but this is up to the individual to decide.