What Is Freemasonry?

logo2.gifFreemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. There are over six million members worldwide.

Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life. Our values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. It also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.For some it’s about having an enjoyable past time, making new friends and having fun. For many it is also about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and to wider society.

There are three great principles of Freemasonry that have endured for many years and, whilst they may seem old fashioned, they are still as relevant today as they were when first conceived:

  • Brotherly Love (Kindness) - characterised by tolerance and respect for others and their opinions and behaving with kindness and understanding towards all people with whom we come into contact throughout life.
  • Relief (Charity) – practising care and charity towards our own members and the community as a whole; giving some of our time and attention to care for those who are less fortunate and for the good of our communities; and personal charitable giving, without detriment to our families.
  • Truth – Freemasons aim to achieve personal integrity by maintaining high moral standards in their own lives and all their activities.

Freemasons believe that through the daily practice of these three great principles, men may achieve self-improvement and higher standards in life.

As a Freemason you would get to :

  • Satisfy curiosity and learn about the history and meanings of Freemasonry.
  • Support charity – a means of putting back into society, contributing to community life and assisting those who are less fortunate.
  • Experience Self-improvement – to join with like-minded men in becoming a better person through practising the social graces; having common aims and interests without seeking commercial, social or financial advantage.
  • Have a sense of Self-achievement – a means of developing personal potential by learning from peers and mentors, participating in structured ceremonial activities with dramatic presentations, practising public speaking and taking on leadership roles and responsibilities.
  • Create Abiding friendships - social networking, meeting with men (Brothers in Masonry) who share a common philosophy of life and have a shared purpose.
  • Support the principle of Family – encourage family involvement and support the family unit particularly in times of adversity.

Intrested In Joining

Our Requirements

Be a man at least 21 years of age. 

Believe in a supreme being. People from all religious backgrounds are welcome

Have high morals. This is the most important quality to have as a potential Freemason. Personal integrity, and responsibility are held in high esteem. You must be able to demonstrate that you are a man with good character.

To become a member, just ask. 

Traditionally the way of joining Freemasonry is to be invited by someone who is already a member, however in the more modern world this may not be feasible.

So if you don't know someone who's a member just contact us and we can start discussions with you.

Becoming a freemason is not completed in an instant, we will meet with you to get to know you and understand your reasons for wanting to join. We also need to explain more about who and what freemasonry is all about, it is not for everyone.

We are keen to grow our membership but you have to be committed and right for freemasonry as much as freemasonry has to be right for you at the stage in life where you currently are.

Please don't be put off, do contact us so we can get to know you and explain a little more about this great institution and perhaps, pending those discussions you could become a freemason.

 

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