Mission Statement

WHAT WE ARE (Purpose)

We are a unique members’ organisation which has thrived for over 300 years. Having no political or

religious affiliations, we comprise members of all ages, races, religions, cultures and backgrounds.

We meet in our individual Lodges throughout the country where we have ceremonial traditions

which encourage us both to be more tolerant and respectful and actively to fulfil our civic and

charitable responsibilities; we also make time to eat, drink and meet together, and form lifelong



To attract those from all backgrounds and walks of life, enabling them to develop into more

thoughtful and confident people. To inspire and challenge them to practise the core values we

celebrate – Integrity, Friendship, Respect, Service – in their private and public lives. To cement our

reputation as a force for good in our communities and society at large and as a thriving organisation

that people aspire to join.


Over the next 7 years, we will enhance our reputation as a thriving organisation that people aspire to

join and broaden our membership across all age groups.


INTEGRITY: 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.

FRIENDSHIP: 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.

RESPECT: 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

SERVICE: 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.

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