Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How old is Guiding Star Lodge?
A: Guiding Star was founded in 1999 via the amalgamation of three lodges in Ballarat. The Orion Lodge, Hope Lodge and Sebastopol Lodge.
Q: How old do I have to be to become a Freemason?
A: To be made a Freemason you need to be 18 years old.
Q: I want to become a Freemason, what is the next step? Who do I contact?
A: Contact our secretary through our website form – Click Here
Q: Is Freemasonry a cult?
A: No, Freemasonry is not a cult.
Q: Do I have to believe in a supreme being to become a Freemason?
A: Yes, you have to believe in a supreme being to become a Freemason.
Q: I am not of Christian faith, can I still become a Freemason?
A: Yes of course, Freemasonry has nothing to do with religion. We have many fine people from all sorts of faiths as members.
Q: What are in those cases that Freemasons carry?
A: Cases make it easier to carry our aprons, gloves, collars to lodge. It also helps keep our aprons and gloves clean during non times of use.
Q: Do Freemasons wear aprons?
A: We certainly do, this spans back to ancient times and is a tradition.
Q: Why do Freemasons wear gloves?
A: Yes, we do wear gloves. This is because every member is considered equal no matter of their position in society.
Q: I am gay, can I become a Freemason?
A: Yes, of course you can. Freemasonry has nothing to do with sexuality.
Q: I am a woman, can I become a Freemason?
A: Yes, women can become Freemasons, but our lodge only allows men to join.
If you are a woman and would like to join please contact Order of the Eastern Star – Click Here