WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest organisations; its foundations are non-religious and non-political. It is made up of men from all walks of life and religion, where members are urged to regard the interests of the family and work as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches lodge members to take an interest in the community they live in and care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.  Charity is very close to a Freemason’s heart.

Members are expected to be of high moral standing, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught to follow its principles

Brotherly Love
 – Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.

Relief
 – Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care – not only for their own – but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

Truth
 – Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives. Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.

Interested…. why not ask the questions you may have about Freemasonry? Please contact the Secretary with any further questions you may have by emailing him at info@lodgeofstmatthew539.co.uk

 

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