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What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas - 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.

Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: it seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things.

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.


Brotherly Love

Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.


Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care - not only for their own - but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals. From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged.


Freemasons strive for moral truth and virtue, to help them maintain a positive way of living life's journey.

Freemasonry is an international fraternity and the traveller is always assured of the warmest of welcomes and a helping hand, if needed, in all corners of the globe. In this respect every Freemason is an ambassador for world peace, racial and religious tolerance and love and respect of our fellow men. To many of us Freemasonry offers a dignity and purpose to our lives that we deeply love and cherish. Each of us understands that Freemasonry is not for everyone, to be a good Freemason requires patience, commitment and self-discipline. Ultimately, the individual and collective rewards of Freemasonry are far greater than can be conveniently listed in words on a page.

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