It varies from Lodge to Lodge. Anyone wishing to join will find a Lodge to suit his pocket.

There is an initiation fee on entry and in due course regalia will have to be purchased.

For example a Master Mason apron can be purchase for as little as £35

The meeting is normally followed by a dinner, and the cost depends on the venue.

There is, in addition, an annual subscription.

As a guide you can expect to pay between £250 to £300 per year.

Members are also invited to give to charity but this should always be within their means.

It is a private donation and it is entirely up to the individual how much they wish to contribute.