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.

What is Freemasonry as a member organisation

The ruling organisation of Freemasonry in our Geographic Location is that of the United Grand Lodge of England and the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England. Although they are two different orders. They are run as one organisation. When initiated into Freemasonry you join the Craft and you eventually become a Master Mason; in what we like to refer to as a ‘journey‘. Once you have reached this point there is another step you can make to become a Royal Arch Mason. Which is described as “The Completion of your journey in Pure Ancient Masonry”

As a Province we run under the same structure with the Provincial Grand Lodge of West Kent being fully aligned with the Provincial Grand Chapter of West Kent. 

In Craft Freemasonry each member is know to each other as a “Brother” and they form Lodges. In Royal Arch Masonry members are know as “Companions” and they form “Chapters”. Just ask us for more information.