What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is one of the oldest and most widely known of the world's important fraternal organisations. It is dedicated to the spiritual development of the initiate into a broader sense of self, how he relates to the Divine, and his contribution to the world.

What are its aims?

Freemasonry is an organisation formed to join together in friendship men of integrity and good will from all walks of life, religions, races, and nationalities. It sets high standards of behaviour to be maintained in daily life, so providing an example to the community.

The sustained practice of Freemasonry provides significant and rewarding opportunities for self-development and community service.

Who are Freemasons?

Freemasons are men of character and substance with high ideals and worthwhile values who make a difference in the community.

What is a Lodge?

The basic membership group of Masons is called a Lodge. Whilst some Lodges attract members with specific social, professional, or work-related backgrounds there are no hard and fast rules limiting admission to any Lodge.

Commonly, new members join Lodges to which their nominators belong, usually on the basis of established acquaintance.

Lodges are presided over by the Master who is usually elected to serve for a 12 month term. Lodge meetings are twice a month. At these meetings new members may be admitted or advanced to a higher rank as the Master shall determine.

Freemasons of Snow Lodge