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What are freemasons?

 

Freemasons are ordinary men in the community, of various religious backgrounds, who share a concern for human values, high moral standards, respect for the laws of society and the rights of others. Their practice of Freemasonry promotes self development, family, charitable and community service and socialisation with likeminded individuals and their families.

“Through its moral teachings and social nature Freemasonry acts as a great sheet anchor bringing stability and purpose to peoples’ lives. We share the fraternal privilege of meeting together as friends and brethren. Our culture and social activities also embrace our wives and partners, families, children and friends. Our charitable activities and ways of being touch the lives of individuals and groups in many parts of our local communities and work places and firmly place Freemasonry, like many other forces for good, as part of the fabric of the society in which we live.”