There are 250,000 Freemasons belonging to 8,000 lodges throughout England and Wales and districts overseas. Worldwide the figure rises to 6,000,000 Freemasons, all with their own special reasons why they enjoy Freemasonry.
For some it is about making new friends and acquaintances. For others, it is being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society.
Click the link to watch some United Grand Lodge of Engald videos that tells you What Freemasonry is all about
Click the link to watch a video of the Grand Secretary Nigel Brown as he answers many of the questions asked about Freemasonry
Every Freemason has his own reason for joining:
“My dad was a Freemason, as was my grandfather, so you could say Masonic life is a tradition in my family.”
“My wife and I attended a Ladies Evening and we enjoyed the evening so much I decided I wanted to become a Freemason”
“I was very surprised by how welcoming everyone was, it seemed like I had belonged all my life.”
“The long, rich history of the Craft interested me.”
“Masonry is a fantastic way to do some good, to help others and make some really good friends.”
“Freemasonry has helped build my confidence enabling me to tackle challenges I used to shy away from.”