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Freemasons

Freemasonry

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Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies. It is a society of men who are concerned with moral and spiritual values.

Freemasonry is founded on the four guiding principles of Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity.

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Integrity: Building good people

Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity.

Friendship: Building together

One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions.

Respect: Building unity

With a membership of over 200,000 from communities across the country, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race or religion.

Charity: Building compassion

Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry.

Friendship

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Building together

Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life. Being a Freemason means something different to each person who joins, but whether looking to make acquaintances or develop their own potential, all members share a sense of togetherness that strengthens their ability to succeed and grow.