Coopers’ Old Boys’ Lodge meet in London four times each year: in March, May, September and November.
Our Lodge (as the name suggests) is primarily for “Old Boys” of the Coopers Company School (now Coopers Company and Coborn School), but we will consider membership applications from anyone with a close association to the School – for example, current or former Teachers, Governors, parents of pupils or children of ex-pupils, members of the Livery Company etc.
Members are drawn from a variety of professions. Most members live in the environs of London although we have some who live much further afield – including an honorary member in the USA.
Candidates for initiation have to declare a belief in a Supreme Being to prove their strict moral worth. Freemasonry is not a religion, but it is a set of moral standards and behaviour which all members must practice or face expulsion. It teaches that happiness and good humour, by facing challenges and achievements, can lead to a more fulfilled and contented life, particularly family life. Until recently membership was open to men over the age of 21 but now, with special permission, candidates can be admitted from the age of 18.
We cannot, sadly, consider applications from “Old Girls” of the School. We would however recommend any women who may be interested in Freemasonry to visit the websites of the two main Freemasonry organisations for women in the UK: The Order of Women Freemasons and the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons – see the “Useful Links” page.
There are certain requirements and a process to follow for any candidate for Freemasonry.