People join Freemasonry for all sorts of reasons, here are just a few….
Because it’s a lot of fun!
A Masonic Lodge provides wide ranging opportunities for socialising, having fun and making new friends.
Because it’s Worthwhile!
Freemasonry is a worthwhile way to spend some of your free time. It provides a real chance to make a positive impact in the Community and to make a real difference to the lives of people who are in need of assistance.
Because it’s a Challenge!
If you are looking to challenge yourself then Freemasonry uniquely provides many ways in which you can grow and develop both morally and intellectually.
The various aspects of running a Lodge provide real life experience in such diverse areas as Administration, Financial Management, Event Planning, Fundraising, Training & Education, Public Speaking and Social Welfare.
Because it’s Fascinating!
Freemasonry affords its members the chance to become part of a rich historical and cultural tradition which has existed for over 300 years. Freemasonry has become part of the social fabric of our Nation to the extent that masonic phrases such as “Past Master”, “The third Degree” and “On the Level” have become part of our everyday language. Its basic principles of Compassion, Benevolence and Integrity provide its members with a moral framework by which to live, a greater knowledge of themselves, and an opportunity for personal, intellectual and spiritual development.
Because it’s relevant.
Freemasonry remains relevant in the 21st Century because it addresses real issues and real needs. Whether dealing with the consequences of a major natural disaster like a Hurricane or Earthquake, social problems such a homelessness or poverty, or personal difficulties such as illness, aging or bereavement, Freemasonry, as a result of its enormous fund-raising abilities, can bring aid, relief and hope to people across the globe.
Because it’s Open!
Membership is open to men from all walks of life regardless of Race, Creed, or Nationality, who are looking for a chance to put something back into Society.
Here is a video produced by the United Grand Lodge of England, which explains more about what it means to be a Freemason…