Why Become a Freemason

 

Freemasonry itself, is still widely misunderstood, and much negative press exists, mainly attributed to the lack of understanding and the way modern press has sensationalised its news stories. This section, details papers that will help you better understand what actually it means to be a Freemason.

Freemasonry is a society of like-minded people who meet regularly in a fraternal and social environment, share a common desire to give charitable support to the community and attach importance to a high moral code. It was established many centuries ago and has more than 3 million members worldwide. It was founded as a male-only society, though there are now parallel Orders of Women Freemasons in the UK and abroad.

The three key principles of Freemasonry are Neighbourly Concern, Charity and Moral Standards. Masons refer to these as Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

 

What is Freemasonry

A paper addressed to non-masons

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Freemasonry and Initiation

The concept of what constitutes a man is time honored and tested

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Origins of Freemasonry

The original institution of Masonry consisted in the foundation of the liberal arts and sciences, but more especially in geometry

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A Matter of Character

If you think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself.”–Bro. Woodrow Wilson

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Joining the Masonic Fraternity
Join both the oldest and the largest fraternity in the world

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Builders of Moral and Spiritual Values
Freemasonry’s logo, the Square and Compasses, is a visual reminder of the brotherhood of man

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What is Freemasonry? Facets of the Diamond

Much like the reflected mirror image of the true self, men receive from Freemasonry what they put into it.

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The Meaning of Masonry

A system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols

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Where to Start your Journey?

Becoming a Freemason is like going on a journey: from joining as an Entered Apprentice, it typically takes one or two years to become a Master Mason, with each of the three stages marked by a special ceremony.

Visit http://ugle.org.uk/ or Visit the Provincial Grand Lodges below.

 

England

North

Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham
Provincial Grand Lodge of Cumberland & Westmorland
Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire North and East Ridings
Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire, West Riding
Widows Sons – Durham Chapter
Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland

Midlands

Provincial Grand Lodge of Derbyshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Lincolnshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Oxfordshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Berkshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Buckinghamshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Nottinghamshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Staffordshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Herefordshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Hertfordshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Northants & Huntingdonshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Norfolk
Provincial Grand Lodge of Suffolk
Provincial Grand Lodge of Cambridgeshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons.
Provincial Grand Lodge of Cheshire Freemasonry

Lancashire

Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire
Provincial Grand Lodge of West Lancashire
Blackpool Group – A Masonic group website

South

Provincial Grand Lodge of East Kent
Provincial Grand Lodge of Bristol
Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Gloucestershire
Provincial Grand Lodge of West Kent Masons
Provincial Grand Lodge of Middlesex
Provincial Grand Lodge of Shropshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset
Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey
Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex
Provincial Grand Lodge of Wiltshire
Provincial Grand Lodge of Essex
Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset
Provincial Grand Lodge of Cornwall
Metropolitan Grand Lodge (London)

Islands

Provincial Grand Lodge of Aldrney & Guernsey
Provincial Grand Lodge of Jersey
Provincial Grand Lodge of the Isle of Man