1. What exactly is HFAF ?
* HFAF stands for the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons
* A masonic fraternity of women in the UK, organised by women for women.
2. Are there HFAF Lodges outside the UK?
* At the moment we have one Lodge in Gibraltar and two Lodges in Spain; one
Calahonda area and another Lodge in the Costa Blanca area. We now have a brand
new lodge in Bucharest, Romania and there is now interest in forming a Lodge in
3. Enquiring from the USA?
* Although we cant help you directly, we can put you in touch with a women's
masonic organisation in the USA
4. Membership requirements
* You must be able to profess a belief in a Supreme Being
* You must be a woman, of good character, aged 21 or over and resident in the UK
* How to apply to join
5. What's the difference between HFAF and Co-Masonry ?
* HFAF is purely for women, and as the name suggests Co-Masonry exists for both
men and women.
* If you would like further information on International Co-Masonry then visit
-*There is also the newly founded Grand Lodge of Freemasonry for
Men and Women , visit their website
6. Can members of other masonic Orders or Fraternities visit an HFAF Lodge?
* No, that is not allowed, as there exists no formal recognition between the various
Orders. But informal contact is always possible.
7. What does UGLE think of Women's Freemasonry?
* UGLE issued a newsletter in March 1999, in which they stated that whilst they
could not "recognise" us, they nevertheless considered us to be
regular in our practices. Statement by UGLE
* There is a lot of contact between UGLE and HFAF on matters of mutual concern.
8. Forms of Address
* We address each other as Brother as we are member of a Fraternity, which is
part of a Universal Brotherhood and the
ritual we use in our ceremonies is taken from the men's ritual and mostly uses the
masculine form of address . A decision was taken back in the early
days not to change it, and now we would find it strange to use the feminine form
* We believe in giving to charity as part of our masonic teachings
* Through our registered charity we currently support many charities with
special emphasis on those for the relief of cancer sufferers,
particularly women and children. for
further details see our Charity page
10. How can I tell if Freemasonry is for me?
* No-one can say for sure until they join, but the same is true of any club or
organisation which you may join.
* Check out some of the Masonic websites on our Links page
* If you know anyone who is a Freemason, talk to them about what it has meant
* There are literally hundreds of thousands of Freemasons all over the world,
who have found that Freemasonry is indeed for them.
11. What are the differences between men and women's
What is the main difference between men Freemasons and women Freemasons? Well
...... apart from some very obvious ones, there is not a lot of difference. Our
Lodges are very similar to any you might visit in the UK if you were already a
mason. At the head of the Lodge presides the Worshipful Master, who is elected
to that Office by the members of the Lodge. The Worshipful Master has a team of
Officers, each Officer with a specific duty. Many of the Offices are
progressive, meaning that members work their way towards them. Lodge meetings
can be held up to eight times a year. Apart from their Lodge meetings our
members also enjoy social gatherings, where they can get to know each other on a
more informal basis, and incidentally where a great deal of our fund-raising for
charity is carried out.
As always if you have any questions which have not been answered please
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the
Grand Secretary at:
402 Finchley Road
London NW2 2HR