What is Freemasonry About?
Freemasonry is one of the oldest social and charitable organisations in the world. The origins of modern Freemasonry can be traced back many centuries, originally to the medieval stonemasons that built our countries castles and cathedrals, yet it remains as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago.
Freemasons use four important guiding principles to help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity.
Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and walks of life. The organisation’s overall aim is to empower members to be the best they can be – it’s about building character, supporting members as individuals and helping them make a positive contribution to society.
Freemasonry provides a structure for members to come together under these common goals, enabling people to make new friendships, develop themselves and make valuable contributions to charitable causes. Freemasonry is in fact one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing £42 million to deserving causes in 2019.