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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.

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The best version of you We empower members to be the best they can be, 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.

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Heritage and history We are a unique members’ organisation that has thrived for over 300 years

Our roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.


Charitable work Freemasonry is one of the largest charitable givers in the country

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.

Drone view of Freemasons Hall

Freemasons’ Hall An Art Deco Masterpiece

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.

A visitor is looking at a wall full of portraits of Famous Freemason

Famous Freemasons You’ll be amongst familiar faces from all walks of life

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.

Integrity - Friendship - Respect - Charity

In an uncertain world, our principles ring as true today as they ever have before. Membership is open to people from all backgrounds.

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