What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest social and charitable organisations. Its origins are believed to lie in the traditional ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built many of the world’s amazing cathedrals and castles.
For freemasons today there are four important values that help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. Membership is open to any man over the age of 18 irrespective of their race, religion or social status.
Freemasons meet at lodge meetings which are typically held in two parts. The first involves the lodge administration and working practises in a temple, a process made up of three degrees, each marked by a special ceremony. The second is a festive board, where members dine socially together with formal speeches and toasts.
Making friends, contributing to society, celebrating tradition, learning and personal growth are all reasons to join Freemasonry. If you are interested please contact our provincial office who will be more than happy to help.
Integrity: Building good people
Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.
Friendship: Building together
Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.
Respect: Building unity
Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
Charity: Building compassion
Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry and the organisation provides the structure for members to make positive contributions to their communities and various causes.