What's a Mason?

That's not a surprising question. Even though Masons (Freemasons) are members of the largest and oldest fraternity in the world and even though almost everyone has a father or grandfather or uncle who was a Mason, many people aren't quite certain just who Masons are.

The answer is simple. A Mason (or Freemason) is a member of a fraternity known as Masonry (or Freemasonry). A fraternity is a group of men (just as a sorority is a group of women) who join together because:

· There are things they want to do in the world.

· There are things they want to do "inside their own minds."

· They enjoy being together with men they like and respect.


(See our “What is a Mason” Page for further information.)

Joining The Freemasons: 


If you are not already a Freemason, perhaps you are interested in becoming a Free Mason.  Joining Freemasons betters most mens' lives...no matter their income level, their religion, (Freemasonry accepts men from all religions) nor what country around the world in which they live.

Freemasonry truly does
make good men, better


If you would like to join the fraternity, contact a lodge near you, the Grand Lodge in your state or country,...or if you see men wearing Masonic emblem clothing, such as Masonic shirts, Masonic hats... Masonic Rings or a vehicle with Masonic auto emblems, ...simply ask him if he is a Freemason and request information about Freemason membership. 

Welcome to Bartlett Lodge #211 F. & A. M.

Cement Trowel

"…... symbolically for the far more noble and glorious "purpose" of spreading the cement of Brotherly Love and Affection." Here the educated Brother associates the mortar used in a building with those truly Masonic virtues, Brotherly Love and Affection. It seems quite certain that our Brother realizes that these Masonic attributes must not merely be word pictures, pleasing to our senses, but that if our Masonic structure is to endure, the Brotherly Love and Affection which cements it together must be as solid, sturdy and durable as rock.

As the rock of which the Operative Mason's cement mortar is composed, it must be devoid of all impurities as if tested by fire, clean as by the continuous washing by the waters of life, and joined into one binding and abiding cement by the life we so willing share with our Brother.

The trowel may be worn and discarded, the Master Mason may have joined the Celestial Lodge above, but the cement they together have spread lives on forever and is the cement to which the ritualistic refers when he says: "(the cement) which unites us into one sacred band or society of friends and brothers--a Temple of living stones, among whom no contention should ever exist, save that noble contention, or rather emulation, of who can best work and best agree."

“There are great Truths at the foundation of Freemasonry—truths which it is its mission to teach—and which as constituting the very essence of that sublime system which gives to the venerable institution its peculiar identity as a science of morality, and it behooves every disciple diligently to ponder and inwardly digest.

-- Albert Pike

Bartlett Masonic Lodge #211

2831 Shelby Street

Bartlett, TN   38134

To contact us:

Phone: 901-386-4464

E-mail: secretary@bartlett211.org

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