What is Freemasonry?

What is Freemasonry? Well… Masonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s 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.

Masonic Meeting

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.

It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry.

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

Masonry instills 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 as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.

For even more information, why not watch this short video…