In Freemasonry, a Tyler is an officer appointed to guard the entrance of the lodge, to ensure that only those who are duly qualified are allowed to enter.

The Tyler’s duties include checking the credentials of visitors and ensuring that all those who enter are Freemasons in good standing. The Tyler also acts as a sentinel during lodge meetings to prevent unauthorized persons from entering the lodge room.

The Tyler is often the first officer a visitor encounters upon arriving at the Masonic lodge. The Tyler may ask the visitor to provide their name, lodge affiliation, and proof of membership before allowing them to enter. Once the Tyler is satisfied that the visitor is a Freemason in good standing, they will permit them to enter the lodge room.

The position of Tyler is considered an important one in Freemasonry, as it helps to maintain the integrity of the lodge and ensures that only qualified individuals are allowed to participate in Masonic rituals and ceremonies.