Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. Though its origins can be traced to the stonemasons and cathedral builders of Medieval times, Freemasonry remains a vital force in the daily lives of millions of men across the globe.
Through a series of degrees and ceremonies, the values of Freemasonry are passed from generation to generation, Mason to Mason, in a timeless and tireless effort to make good men better. These degrees provide a framework that affects every aspect of modern life and are based on the values of brotherly love, relief, and truth.
Every year in virtually every city and town across the UK, thousands of men join the ranks of Freemasonry. Men of honour and integrity. Of charity and obligation. Each with a vow to be the best they can be. To be more than just a man. To be a Mason.
Are you interested in joining a Lodge in East Kent?
One of the biggest misconceptions about Freemasonry, and there are many, is that you have to be asked to join. This is totally untrue, all you need to do is, JUST ASK. Click to start your masonic journey.
Find out if there is a Lodge near you and when they meet.
Freemasonry is not only for men, we have two female Grand Lodges, which operate along side our United Grand Lodge.
Woman Freemasons have been meeting for over 100 years, and often work along side us in community and charity projects. The Order of Woman Freemasons. https://www.owf.org.uk and The Honourable Fratertity of Ancient Freemasons. https://hfaf.org
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Here in East Kent, we are proudly supporting the Armed Forces Covenant, ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
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Are you a veteran, a serving member of our armed forces or emergency services?
Do you yearn for that sense of belonging, camaraderie and purpose?
Then watch the video below, to see what Freemasonry in East Kent can offer you.
Keep up to date with what is happening around the Province of East Kent
A hundred children and young people aged 16-19 with mental health conditions will be given help to improve their health and wellbeing with support from Involve Kent, thanks to a grant from Kent Freemasons.
Macmillan Cancer Support has benefitted from the kind donations of lodges and chapters in East Kent, as well as the match funding from the Cornwallies East Kent Freemasons Charity.
King Edward Check in on the Twins, see how the twins supported by one of our masonic lodges, king Edward VII are doing with your help.
WHAT WE ARE (PURPOSE)
We are a unique members’ organisation that 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 friendships.
WHAT WE AIM FOR (VISION)
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, and 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.
HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS (MISSION)
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.