Freemasonry

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies. It is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.

The Essential Qualification for Membership

The essential qualification for admission into and continuing membership is a belief in a Supreme Being. Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can fulfil this essential qualification and who are of good character.
Freemasonry & Religion
Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. It is open to men of many religions and it expects them to continue to follow their own faith. It does not allow religion to be discussed at its meeting.
Freemasonry & Charity
From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with helping those less fortunate through many ways. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.
Freemasonry & Politics
Freemasonry is non-political, and the discussion of politics at Masonic meetings is forbidden.
Freemasonry & Society
Freemasons are expected to be exemplary members of society and its principles do not conflict in any way with its members' duties as citizens.

The use of freemasonry for business or professional interests is forbidden.

The 3 great principles

Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.
  • Brotherly Love
  • Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
  • Relief
  • Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
  • Truth
  • Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.

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