The Lodge of the Morning Star No.5428

What our members say


We asked a number of our current Brethren (members) to let us know why they became a Freemason and what they get out of Masonry: 


Why did you join? 

Being interested in self-improvement, I started my Masonic journey in a craft (or blue) lodge in Belgium, as two of my German Colleagues were members. After I joined, I discovered more than 10 people I already knew were Masons! Eventually I moved back to Leeds, joined The Lodge of the Morning Star, and made lots of new friends. I hope to learn enough to progress up the ladder and become the Master of the Lodge one day.

What do you get out of it?

After serving in the Army for over 23 years, I enjoy the camaraderie of the Lodge, as it is very much like the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess.  The values and standards I developed in the military match those of my other brother Masons, who I know I can rely upon in times of difficulty. Learning my part in the allegorical plays, doing charitable work and helping the Lodge outside of my professional life gives me great satisfaction.


 What do you get out of it?

I enjoy my Friday nights at the Lodge. It puts an end to the working week and allows me to relax in good company.

Freemasonry has made me more caring and understanding of the needs of others. It has made me a better and more considerate person.

I enjoy our social occasions whether they are formal or casual, it’s good to get together with likeminded people.

On the caring aspect when any of our members or one of their family are Ill the Lodge rallies round to support them.

The widows of Freemasons are cared for after the death of one of our members.

One of the joys of being a Mason is to visit other Lodges. It is said you visit first as a stranger and you leave as a friend. I have Masonic friends throughout the country. 

Our ladies join us for meals and functions but also get together themselves for meals and a good natter.

If you are a caring person who wants to learn more and share your aspirations to be a better person and contribute to a group of like-minded people who enjoy each other’s company and want to help Masons to support through our charities those less fortunate in society, then become a Freemason and join The Lodge of the Morning Star. Come and share our aspirations and ideals.