What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is many things to many people

Freemasonry is one of the world’s largest and oldest non-religious and non-political fraternal and charitable organisations.  It is open to everybody regardless of their background.

Many people think they know what Freemasonry is and what is does, but sometimes you really do need to find out for yourself. Talking to a Freemason will give you a better understanding of what Freemasonry is and they really will want to talk to you about it.

Make Friends

For some it’s about making new friends, and who doesn’t like making friends? Joining a Masonic Lodge is like becoming a member of a big family, and it only gets better when you start visiting other lodges.

Help Others

For many it’s about being able to help others. Freemasons are supporters of charity, especially those that serve the local community. But that doesn’t make us special, it just gives us a special feeling.

Enjoy a Challenge

Everybody has probably heard stories about Masonic ceremonies. However, our ceremonies are intended to have clear and positive purposes; not least, to encourage individual participation, public speaking, personal development and confidence building.