What Is Freemasonry

Means different things to each of those who join. For some,
it’s curiosity or about making new friends and acquaintances.
For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes –
making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is
an enjoyable hobby.   

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-
denominational, non-political, fraternal and charitable
organisation. It teaches self-knowledge through participation
in a progression of ceremonies.   Members are expected to be
of high moral standing and are now encouraged to speak
openly about it.

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and
spiritual values. Its members are taught its principles (moral
lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas - a
progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by
heart and performed within each Lodge - which follow ancient
forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical

Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical
approach to life:  its values are based on integrity, kindness,
honesty and fairness.  Members are urged to regard the
interests of the family and work commitments as paramount
but, importantly Freemasonry also teaches and practices
concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for
those in need.