What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is one of the World’s largest and oldest non-religious and non-political fraternal and charitable organisation. Our members come from all walks of life and meet as equals
The first grand lodge, established to govern Freemasonry in England and Wales, was formed in 1717, during a meeting at a pub in the City of London called the Goose and Gridiron.
In the Middle Ages, stonemasons wore aprons to protect themselves and their clothing while working, just like carpenters and butchers do today. In Masonic Lodges, the aprons denote the ranks of their wearers and are symbolic badges of honour.
Yes – Freemasonry is open to people from all walks of life, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic position in society.
Freemasonry consists of three degrees: