THE PURPOSE OF FREEMASONRY
Freemasonry provides a means by which its members, through the study of Masonic symbolism and tradition, may seek truth, promote brotherhood and work in the service of humanity. Members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas. They follow ancient Masonic forms and use stonemason's tools and customs as symbolic guides.
In the pursuit of these aims members have complete freedom of interpretation; to secure this principle, the practice of tolerance and understanding is enjoined.
Freemasons in the British Federation work to the glory of the Great Architect of the Universe and/or to the perfection of humanity.
The guiding purpose of Co-Freemasonry is the search for truth.