What is Freemasonry?
Masonry is one of the world’s oldest fraternities, and consists of a body of men concerned with moral and spiritual virtues. Its members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.
The essential qualification for admission into and continuing membership is a belief in a Supreme Being. Membership is open to men of any race or religion who can fulfil this essential qualification and who are of good repute.
Freemasonry is NOT a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. The one essential qualification means that Freemasonry is open to men of many religions and it expects and encourages them to follow their own faith. It is not permitted for Freemasons to discuss topics of Religious or Political subjects at any Masonic Meetings.
Freemasonry is founded on three great principles:
“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.
“Relief” – 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. Masonry supports a wide range of charities, both Masonic and Non-Masonic.
“Truth” – Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.
Why become a Freemason?
Achievement – progressing through the various offices in the Lodge to become Worshipful Master.
Brotherhood – making new friends and acquaintances from all walks of life, every background and age group.
Charity – being able to contribute to deserving causes, both Masonic and non-Masonic.
Education – learning from peers and mentors by practising ritual and making short speeches.
Knowledge – finding out about the history and mysteries of Freemasonry.
Self Improvement – making a contribution to your family and society.
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