Freemasonry is the United Kingdom’s largest secular, fraternal organisation.
Multi-cultural, multi-faith and multi-racial it has over 300,000 members in nearly 9,000 lodges in
England & Wales.
Freemasonry offers its members an approach to life. which seeks to instil, and
reinforce, thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business,
courtesy in society and fairness in all things.
While members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount,
charity is at the heart of Freemasonry. This is achieved by teaching and practising
concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
Freemasonry only raises money for charity from within its own organisation
and is the second biggest contributor to charity after the UK National Lottery.