Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. Its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. For many, its biggest draw is the fact that its members come from all walks of life and meet as equals, whatever their race, religion or socio-economic position in life. Its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons make a major contribution to society through their own charities as well as through donations to UK charities and worldwide disaster relief funds with members playing an active role in their communities.Freemasonry also provides a unique environment for people from all backgrounds to learn skills, make lasting friendships, achieve their potential and, above all, have fun. What is more, the organisation provides a valuable forum for discussion between members in an open environment, helping to build trust.
Freemasonry prides itself on its transparency. Not only are Freemasons completely free to acknowledge their membership, they are encouraged to do so. There are no closed doors in Freemasonry – anyone can visit its headquarters at Freemasons’ Hall in Great Queen Street, London – and Lodges throughout the UK regularly open their doors to visitors. For everyone, Lodges offer a place of harmony and tranquility. Freemasonry does not discriminate on grounds of Race, Colour, Religion, Political Views or Social Standing.
Whether you want to meet up at a local Lodge to find a quiet haven from the rest of the world or push yourself to your limits, Freemasonry has a breadth that will appeal to anyone who wants to broaden his horizons. It is up to the individual to make his own journey and to find his own understanding.