About Freemasonry


“Many writers and thinkers have tried to define Freemasonry but it really defeats definition. It is too complex, too profound in conception, to easily expressed in words. Perhaps the simplest and best definition of all is the phrase ‘the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God.’ Our Masonic forefathers had an understanding of human needs and human aspirations. They may never have dreamed of the mindless computer which governs our lives, or the fission of matter which threatens our lives, but they understood human nature and what motivates the spirit of man. Thus from a simple process of using stone and mortar for building they progressed to the most important of life’s functions, the building of character.” 

                                                                                Louis L. Williams




Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organisation in the world, with over 5 Million Masons worldwide.
We are a society of men, of all ages, races, and beliefs, who share common interests, bound together by principles of Brotherly Love, Charity, Truth, and moral and spiritual growth.
We share a concern for human values and moral standards and a respect for the laws of society and the freedom and rights of individuals.  We also share a concern for the human condition which is reflected in our practice of charity to all.
On our Masonic journey, we create friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
We welcome men of good morals and sound judgement, which reflects our general motto: "We take good men and make them better!"

Freemasonry provides lessons in morality and self-knowledge and offers, and encourages, in its members, an approach to life, which seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society, and fairness in all things. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but importantly Freemasonry also teaches and practises concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been involved in charitable activities, and it provides financial support for many widows and dependants of Freemasons as well as others within the community. In North America, $1.5 million are donated every day. All monies raised for charity are raised from amongst Freemasons, their families and friends, while grants and donations are made to Masonic and non-Masonic charities alike. Over the years Freemasonry has supported a wide range of charitable organisations for medical research & community care.


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Our origins

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