What is Freemasonry ?

Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, multi-racial, multi-faith, fraternal and charitable organisations.

Freemasonry has no regard for differences in race, colour, religion, political view or social standing in life.  It cuts through social, economic, racial, religious, and political lines, bringing together men who might otherwise never have met.

All members are expected to be of good character, and profess a belief in a supreme being (the God of his belief), this essential qualification opens it to men of many religions - a Freemason should practice the principles of his own faith, and regard his Freemasonry as a moral code subordinate to but, supportive of, that faith.

For centuries it has attracted and welcomed men of good character to its ranks and seeks to inspire it's members to live by the following 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 practice
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.


 
 Truth

Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high
moral standards and aiming to achieve them
in their own lives


Every Freemason is encouraged to do his duty first to his God (by whatever name he is known) through his faith and religious practice: and then, without detriment to his family and those dependent on him, to his neighbours through charity and service.