What Is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is concerned
with moral and spiritual values.
It is based on the three
Grand Principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth,
which are taught by a series of ritual dramas using the
tools and ceremonies of a stonemason as symbols.
Brotherly Love - Freemasons
are taught to be tolerant towards all people and behave
with kindness and understanding towards all.
Relief - Freemasons practice
charity and demonstrate their concern for others by charitable
efforts and good works.
Truth - Freemasons strive
towards the Truth which requires of them high standards
in their lives and actions.
Freemasonry is not in itself
a religion, but is a way of life; a combination of religion,
philosophy, ethics, and a system of moral discipline.
Fundamentally it is a Brotherhood
which teaches by gradual steps the spiritual way, and
how to develop the highest attributes of the human character.
It is one of the oldest
fraternal societies in the world, with an authentic history
going back over three hundred years, deriving much from
the Guilds of the Middle Ages.
Within our framework women
of all denominations and nationalities learn their interdependence
as human beings and their dependence on the one Supreme
Being. There are facets to satisfy everyone who joins
Constant advancement in
understanding for the spiritual; the fellowship of good
friends; the opportunity of self expression by participation
in the beautiful ceremonies and ritual; sanctuary and
peace within the Lodge from the rush and turmoil of the
We raise large amounts
of money for charity by means of social events, and these
also give members the opportunity to get to know each
other on an informal basis.
The Order has two Trust
Funds, which are Registered Charities, and we have two
residential Homes for members – Porchway House at
Worthing, West Sussex and Northolme at Lytham St.Annes