about Freemasonry

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest social and charitable organisations in the world. Its roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.


Freemasonry has always been about making good men better. For Freemasons, there are four important values that help define their path through life:

Integrity: Building good people

Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.

Friendship: Building together

Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.

Respect: Building unity

Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.

Charity: Building compassion

Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry and the organisation provides the structure for members to make positive contributions to their communities and various causes.

Is Freemasonry for me?

Freemasonry provides a structure for members to come together under these common goals, enabling people to make new friendships, develop themselves and make valuable contributions to charitable causes.

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Why Join Freemasonry?

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”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 the Indian Ocean Tsunami, 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 Inclusive

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.

Lodges Across the County of East Kent

Stretching from Gravesend in the North, to the holiday resort of Dymchurch on the South coast, Broadstairs in the East and Paddock Wood in the West.


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