What We Do

Masons, or Freemasons, are members of the oldest and largest fraternity in the world, with over six million active members. Freemasonry originated in the late 16th or early 17th century, and its members have included kings, presidents, scholars, and religious figures. Learn about the tradition of Freemasonry and how to become a member of this esteemed brotherhood.

For many years Freemasons have followed three great 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 practise 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.
    Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.
    From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. In addition, large sums are given to various charities.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. In addition, large sums are given to various charities.

Freemasonry demands from its members a respect for the law of the country in which a man works and lives.

Its principles do not in any way conflict with its members’ duties as citizens, but should strengthen them in fulfilling their public and private responsibilities.

His duty as a citizen must always prevail over any obligation to other Freemasons, and any attempt to shield a Freemason who as acted dishonourably or unlawfully is contrary to this prime duty.

 

All regular meetings are on hold until further notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions