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Lodge St Barnabas, Barnsley, South Yorkshire 
Credits to United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) on International Women's Day 
UGLE celebrates International Women’s Day and joins the journey to Inspire Inclusion worldwide. 
Can women join Freemasonry? An age-old question and one that we often get asked here at UGLE. The answer – a big, loud yes! 
Women Freemasons have been coming together and meeting across the country for well over a century. They have done this through two female-only Grand Lodges, The Order of Women Freemasons and HFAF - Freemasonry for Women. These Lodges mirror their male counterparts in both ceremonies and attire, and their members frequently collaborate on charitable endeavours within their communities. 
Established in 1908, The Order of Women Freemasons is the oldest and largest Masonic organisation for women across the country. Open to women of all faiths and backgrounds over the age of 21, the Order upholds the same principles and practices as male Freemasons. Boasting over 4,000 members across 300 Lodges in the UK and beyond, they have members from all walks of life. Lodges meet at least four times a year, often organising charitable events and social gatherings to strengthen the bonds within their communities. 
To celebrate this International Women’s Day and further understand women’s Freemasonry, its history and its role in the modern world, we sat down with Elizabeth Porter, an experienced Freemason and Grand Steward at The Order of Women Freemasons. 
Credits to United Grand Lodge of England 
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