Freemasonry is the world’s oldest fraternal organisation that teaches moral lessons and self-knowledge through allegory and symbolism. Although its origins are subject to much discussion Freemasonry is said to have first started in 1691. It offers its members an approach to life that embodies thoughtfulness for others, compassion and benevolence in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. From its earliest days freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition Freemasonry gives large sums of money to local and national charities.


As freemasons we develop team spirit and fellowship through all our activities and gain an understanding of the needs of others which in turn leads to increased tolerance and respect. We therefore consider Freemasonry to be a way of life which, when practised, makes us good citizens.

Our social activities and our enjoyment of freemasonry cannot be over-emphasised. The objectives of Freemasonry are serious but our members are ordinary, fun-loving individuals who seek a good balance in life. Most of our meetings include a social dimension where the focus is on good fellowship and enjoyment in the company of like-minded friends.


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