The Mission of Freemasonry

Freemasonry has many aims and objectives:

The Highest Moral and Social Standards

Friendship

Charity

Integrity

Our Values

Our Values are expressed as single words, which describe those attributes that Freemasons try to practise.

Our Objectives

The Highest Moral Standards

We are concerned with human behaviour, especially the distinction between good and bad and right and wrong.
We are taught to be aware that all individuals have a natural tendency towards both good and evil; to consider our options and choose the former.

We define our moral standards as

Serve Our Own Religion

Freemasonry is not a religion, but is about man’s relationship with man. There is no Masonic God, however, all Freemasons must declare a belief in a Supreme Being and we therefore have members of many faiths, including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

We are encouraged to practice our own religion, whatever faith it may be, and regard Freemasonry as a moral code subordinate to, but supportive of, that religion.  We do not admit atheists or agnostics into Freemasonry.

Serve Their Own Community

Freemasonry encourages us to fulfil our responsibilities to our family and ourselves:

Serve Our Neighbours

We try to

Our Masonic Lodge and its Members

We serve our Lodge by:

We promise to support and serve our fellow members by:

A Society of Upright Men

We offer membership to men of any race or religion who are of good reputation and not atheists or agnostics. All applicants must confirm that they are aged 21 years or above and come forward voluntarily with no expectation of obtaining material advantage.

We exclude from membership those Freemasons who abuse the trust placed in them in their private or public lives or who fail to uphold the rules of Freemasonry.

Our ceremonies contain dramatic presentations of moral lessons and include:

We give as generously as our wealth will allow and through voluntary work in the community.

Our society is for men only but there is a parallel and totally independent Masonic organisation for women.

Enjoy Each Other’s Company

Our social activities and our enjoyment of Freemasonry cannot be over-emphasised. The objectives of Freemasonry are serious but our members are ordinary, fun-loving individuals who seek a good balance in life.  Most of our meetings include a social dimension where the focus is on good fellowship and enjoyment in the company of like-minded friends.

Our family and friends are important to us and are actively encouraged to participate in our social activities just as we participate in theirs.

Develop Team Spirit and Fellowship

We develop team spirit and fellowship through all our activities and gain an understanding of the needs of others which in turn leads to increased tolerance and respect.  We therefore consider Freemasonry to be a way of life which, when practised, makes us good citizens.

Happiness is the outcome of such activity. It cannot be expressed in words but can only be experienced in the heart. As such it is sometimes described as the only true mystery of Freemasonry.