Provincial Grand Lodge of


Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. The organisation provides a support structure that helps members make positive contributions to communities and worthwhile causes through fundraising events or volunteer work.


One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions, and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.


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.


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.

Your Journey Starts Here

Our website is open to Freemasons & non-Freemasons alike to provide information to those considering becoming a Freemason and as a useful resource for existing Members.

As you explore the site you will discover the many activities held within the Province of Cumberland & Westmorland for Freemasons and their families, friends and many charitable causes.

Freemasons play an active role in our  local communities, volunteering our time and skills for good causes and supporting a wide range of diverse charities through on-going charitable partnerships and the formation of new friendships and support networks.

There are many reasons for joining Freemasonry, but whatever your interests, be it sporting, looking to form new friendships and expand your current social circles, a wish to explore the rich history of Freemasonry or perhaps a desire to support local good causes and charities or to seek out the challenge of a new hobby, once you join you will discover people from all walks of life and the opportunity to follow your interests and be part of an exciting and dynamic social scene.

If you are aged over 18 years of age and would like more information about joining Freemasonry please complete the form and a member of our team will provide assistance and answer any questions you may have.

There are 25 Masonic centres around the county so there is bound to be be one close to you if you are thinking of joining.

UGLE Annual Report 2020