why become a freemason

Being a freemason

Being a Freemason means something different for every member. However, there are four key reasons to join us, founded on our four guiding principles of integrity, friendship, respect and service.

As Freemasons, we’re focused on building ourselves as people of integrity. When faced with a choice in life, this means learning how to take the right path, not necessarily the easiest path.

As a Freemason, the familiar structure and rituals of our meetings will provide you with a framework that will help you to make the right choices, and so reach your true potential as a member of society.

Building good people

handshake respect for each other


Integrity logo 4 hands of different colours touching finger tips

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. Freemasonry takes good men and gives them the opportunity to make themselves better

Building together

Would you like to build new friendships

Becoming a Freemason is an excellent way of making new friends, many of which will last for life. And because Freemasonry brings together people from so many walks of life, many of these friendships will be with people you’d never otherwise have met – making them all the more special.

Help us bring society together

Members of the light blues club enjoying a social evening

Building unity and respect

As Freemasons, we value the things that bring us together, and celebrate the diversity amongst our members. By becoming a Freemason, you’ll learn to put aside superficial differences such as race and religion that can divide societies. Instead, you’ll learn to approach people with an open mind, and value them for who they truly are.

Building compassion

Service comes in all forms

Individuals can make an important contribution at local, national, and global level by giving both their time and money. Helping to support local charitable organisations makes Freemasons feel deeply connected to their local community.

The video below will give you a brief insight into what Freemasonry is about. You can find out a lot about Freemasonry in general by visiting the website of the United Grand Lodge of England.

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