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.
Whether participating in events, fundraising for a charitable cause or volunteering for public or community organisations, service is at the very heart of Freemasonry.
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.