Freemasons use four important guiding principles to help define their path through life: integrity, friendship, respect and charity. Enjoyment runs like a golden thread through each.
INTEGRITY Building good people
Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help
achieve that goal.
FRIENDSHIP Building together
One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions and provides the
the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.
RESPECT Building unity
With a membership of more than 200,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
SERVICE Building compassion
Whether participating in events, fundraising for a charitable cause or volunteering for public or community organisations, service is at the very heart of Freemasonry. Our members make valuable contributions by donating time, resources and skills.