About Freemasonry

Our Guiding Principles

For Freemasons there are four important values that help define our path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. In today’s world these principles ring as true as they have at any point in the organisation’s history.



Building Good People

Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.



Building Together

One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.



Building Unity

With a membership of more than 200,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.



Building Compassion

Whether participating in events, fundraising for a charitable cause or volunteering for public or community organisations, service is at the very heart of Freemasonry. Our members make valuable contributions by donating time, resources and skills. 

About Freemasonry

Armed Forces Covenant
What is Freemasonry
Our History
Where & When we meet
New Masons
The Universities Scheme
Frequently Asked Questions