Supporting our local communities, charities and good causes – and having fun!
Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity. Membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.
Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.
Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained our principles and gives members the opportunity to make positive contributions to their communities and various causes.
Our aim is to “Make a Difference” in all of our activities – whether this is through individual Lodges, our interaction with each other as members, or our relationship with the community as a whole.
– Mark Estaugh Provincial Grand Master of West Kent
Who are we?
There are many theories about Freemasonry, but we are just a group of ordinary people who like to have fun and help out others.
Interested in Joining?
We will ask one of our Membership Officers to get in touch and help you find your local West Kent lodge.
What do we do?
Many people think they know what Freemasonry is and what it does, but you may wish to find out for yourself.
Our Biggest Target – to raise £2.5 million by 2026
We are proud to announce out biggest target for the coming years – which is to raise £2.5 million by 2026.
The West Kent Freemasons care passionately about supporting the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities.
In order to do this, and in addition to all our other charitable activities – the West Kent Freemasons have committed to raise £2,502,026 (the 2026 at the end of this amount is the year we will deliver this target!) for the Masonic Charitable Fund.
In addition to providing support to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Fund also donates over £5 million a year to local and national charities. It receives around 2,500 applications for support, and funds around 400 different charities every year.
The MCF provides financial support to tackle some of society’s most important issues through grants to local and national charities, and partnerships with leading organisations in the sector.
- Children and Young People – Grants for supporting disadvantaged children and young people
- Later Life – Grants for supporting socially isolated and lonely older people
- Hospices – Grants supporting hospices across England and Wales
- Funding medical research and disaster relief appeals
The West Kent Freemasons are determined to meet, and exceed, our £2.5m target – but we would really welcome all the help we can get! If you would like to join us in achieving this challenging figure – and also having some fun along the way – please do get in touch, it would be great to have you aboard.
We all know that every generation has lived in uncertain times – our parents and grandparents will tell us that. However, the events of recent years have reminded us that we too live in an unpredictable world – where resources and funding are always in constant demand, and come under the utmost scrutiny.
The purpose of the West Kent Freemasons raising £2.5m is simple – to provide and care for the weakest and most deserving in our communities. We are proud to take up that challenge – and are confident of achieving our goal.
The first thing that most people will ask is: “What is Freemasonry?”
Freemasonry is one of the oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations in the world.
For most of us, it’s a really enjoyable hobby – and a huge amount of fun for us, and our families.
Our members are a truly diverse group of people, who come from all walks of life, backgrounds, and occupations. There are many misconceptions about Freemasonry which can often put off potential new members. Put simply, we have no criteria for membership that you wouldn’t see in any other club – and certainly nothing around what you do for a living, your educational history, or if you’re well off! Freemasonry is open to everybody – and we always welcome new members.
Freemasonry means different things to different people. For some of our members it is a chance to meet new people, make new friends, and enjoy social events. For others, it’s about taking an active part in supporting deserving causes – and doing something for the local community.
Like most clubs, it can take as little or as much time as you have, or wish, to devote to it. As you would expect, we have members who are heavily involved – and likewise we have some that we only see a handful of times a year. It all depends on you – what you feel comfortable with – and what you want to do.
Helping charities is in our heart
Supporting people in our local community
West Kent Masons
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