FEMALE FREEMASONS
This is a recurring question and one on which we have recently received a few requests for clarifications.
No ladies organisations are officially “recognised” by the United Grand Lodge of England as it is part of our Constitution that members are male.  However, there are two womens’ Freemasonry Grand Lodges that we consider to be “regular” in their practice of Freemasonry. We have an informal relationship with these two organisations, and have from time to time liaised on matters of mutual concern, and we regularly refer queries regarding women’s Freemasonry to them.  They are:
The Honorable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons
402 Finchley Road
Child’s Hill
London
NW2 2HR
Tel:  020 7443 5268
Email:  info@hfaf.org

 

The Order of Women Freemasons
27 Pembridge Gardens
London
W2 4EF
Tel:  020 7229 2368

 

We usually tell enquirers that the above organisations practise “regular” Freemasonry, but point out that there are some Grand Lodges and other apparently Masonic bodies that do not meet these standards, e.g. that do not require a belief in a Supreme Being, or that allow or encourage their members as such to participate in political matters, and that these Grand Lodges and bodies are not recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England as being Masonically regular.

It is in order to hire out Masonic buildings to Lodges affiliated to the two Ladies’ Grand Lodges listed above, as long as their meetings do not coincide with your Lodge meetings or any meeting of a Lodge under the UGLE.

I hope this is helpful, but please do not hesitate to contact Chris Connop or another member of the Communications Department at UGLE if you have any further questions.

United Grand Lodge of England
Freemasons’ Hall
Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7831 9811
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7831 6021

Website:  www.ugle.org.uk
Email:    info@ugle.org.uk

Chris Connop:  020-7395-9226
Email:    cconnop@ugle.org.uk