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 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.
Freemasonry under the United Grand Lodge of England is the UK’s largest, secular fraternal and charitable organisation. It has over 250,000 members working in nearly 8,000 lodges throughout England and Wales and 30,000 more members overseas.
Please click on the booklet below to find out more about Freemasonry – you can turn the pages by moving your cursor to the left or right edges and clicking on the arrow that appears.
You can also download a PDF of it to print and read at your leisure.
ARE YOU THINKING OF BECOMING A FREEMASON?
Perhaps want to join Freemasonry, but don’t know what to do or who to approach?