Freemasonry is one of the oldest social and charitable organisations in the world, open to those of all backgrounds.
We empower our members to be the best they can be, both for themselves and for society around them.
We do this by providing a structure of support to help you make positive contributions to your local communities, whether it be through fundraising events or volunteer work.
Our roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.
Charity has always been a core principle of Freemasonry. Individuals can make an important contribution at local, national and global level by giving both their time and money.
Originally built as a peace memorial to honour the thousands of Freemasons who fought during the First World War, Freemasons’ Hall is the home of the United Grand Lodge of England.
Throughout history, there have been many notable Freemasons from all walks of life involved in a broad variety of activities. Take a look at some familiar faces.