Freemasonry is one of the world`s largest and oldest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. As such, it seeks to reinforce values and promote friendship charity, integrity and a concern for the common good in all its members.
Freemasonry teaches moral lessons and self-knowledge through participation in a progression of two-part plays, which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge. Freemasonry offers its members an approach to life which seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things.
Members are urged to regard the interests of the family and their business as paramount but importantly Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
Different people get different enjoyment from their membership; most would point to friendship, fellowship and mutual support. Some enjoy the theatrical aspects and the satisfaction of ritual well performed. It’s a place where everyone can be themselves and contribute in a way that suits their own personality and comfort level.
Some are attracted by the valuable work that the movement performs in raising money for charity. Where the greatest part goes to non-Masonic charities – local, national and international. They also assist the community such as carrying out voluntary work.
It`s all about a great deal of laughter, a few drinks, and a good meal plus something that lifts us onto a higher level, with a good sense of wellbeing.
Many members visit other Masonic Lodges throughout the country – or indeed, the world – and you are greeted as an old friend. Freemasonry is the ultimate leveller, a community where friendship and goodwill are paramount.
There are approximately 5,000 Freemasons within the Province of Middlesex.