The cost of becoming a Freemason is probably much less than you think - you really do not have to be a millionaire to be a member!All members who join Sutton Court Lodge will pay a one-off ‘joining fee’ of £90.00, which may be subject to a discount for candidates under 25 years of age.Lodge SubscriptionsThe annual subscription for Sutton Court Lodge for 2016/17 remains the same as last year at £240.00which includes all meals after our meetings. If you bring a guest, you will be expected to pay for their dining costs, currently £30. What if I join midway through a year?The Lodge year runs from June, so if you join Sutton Court Lodge after September, your Lodge subscription will be reduced by 50%. The one-off joining fee remains the same whenever you join.Dress CodeSutton Court Lodge, like most Lodges, has a ‘dress code’ where we expect our members to wear a dark lounge suit, shirt with a white collar, a black tie (or Middlesex Province tie) and black shoes. As you progress in Freemasonry, certain items of regalia will be required, which are not expensive to buy new and can often be bought ‘second-hand’ at very reasonable prices.Charitable EventsOccasionally, the Lodge will run a charity event to raise money for good causes - you will remember that Freemasonry is a charitable organisation and we do encourage our members to donate to charity according to their means. However, as a Lodge member, you will not be pressured into attending any charitable event and neither will you be forced to donate to any charity; Freemasons believe that giving to charity is a matter of your own conscience and you may already donate to charities elsewhere… but naturally, we hope you will support our charities.