About Freemasonry

Lodge Thistle & Crown No 1167

1 Main Street

Lodge Thistle & Crown has operated in Neilston for over 100 years and is very much a part of the local Community. As we progress into our second Century, we continue to build for the future and seek to stimulate interest in men who seek personal fulfilment and who can help us in our aim in “ making good men better “ and in serving the Community.

Scotland is generally accepted as the home of Modern Freemasonry and has the oldest Lodges in the world with the Lodge in Kilwinning being recognised worldwide as the oldest , dating back to around 1140 at the time of the building of Kilwinning Abbey.

What is Freemasonry ?

Freemasonry is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organisations in the world.

  • It will provide you with a code of living in today`s community based on good moral & ethical standards.

  • It is an organisation of men who try to live by the principles of integrity and goodwill which unifies them regardless of colour , creed or status.

  • It is a non profit making organisation involved in supporting charities , local organisations and serving the Community

  • It will provide you with a common interest where you can meet and enjoy the company of like minded men from all walks of life.

Qualifications for Membership

There are 3 essential qualifications for membership of a Lodge ;

  • You must believe in a Supreme Being. Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can fulfil this essential qualification and who can satisfy the following 2 requirements.

  • You must be of good repute , a good citizen and obedient to the laws of the land.

  • You must be male at least 21 years old or, in special circumstances, at least 18 years old.

N.B. Wives , partners and families of members are of course encouraged to enjoy many of the social aspects of Freemasonry.

Interested in learning more about Lodge Thistle & Crown or Freemasonry in general ?

Please contact John Miller on 07584 088766 or via email – jsm1167@yahoo.co.uk …………….. or ask any member of the Lodge