All men and women of good character and goodwill are eligible to join. You need to have an open mind and heart and to be someone who will join in a group and to be a 'team player'.
Freemasonry has existed for over three centuries, originally and for a long time, as an organisation only for men. But what would you say if you knew that –
freemasonry is a dynamic pursuit
freemasonry has admitted women alongside men since 1893
freemasonry admits all persons without making social, ethnic, philosophical or religious distinctions
freemasonry provides a forum for women and men to meet together on an equal footing
freemasonry is enlightening
freemasonry unites persons of very different social and cultural backgrounds
freemasonry is a way to open up your understanding of what is important
freemasonry is a place where the only real secrets are in your heart
freemasonry is a place where the real you can be set free
History of the British Federation
The British Federation of what was then known as Maçonnerie Mixte Internationale was officially founded in London on the 26th September 1902 with the inauguration of the premier Lodge Human Duty No. 6.
For the events leading to this inauguration, we may note that the first Englishwoman to join our Order was Mrs. Maria Martin.
English by birth but a naturalised French citizen by her marriage
to a Frenchman, she was a sister of Miss. Francesca Arundale, a close friend and co-worker of Mrs. Annie Besant through whom the Order in Britain was started and established.
A Cogent Legacy
In Memoriam Bro. Aurelio Laino 18° (20 October 1972 – 28 November 2020)
Our dear Bro. Aurelio left the most invaluable legacy to our Federation in the form of five wonderfully professional videos showing the work that we do.
They are now on YouTube and can be accessed HERE
Why join us?
Freemasonry is a not a religion, nor is membership based on religious beliefs;
it is a fraternal organisation based on free-thinking, harmony and balance, tolerance and equality, admitting men and women equally.
The International Order of Freemasonry for Men and Women
Le Droit Humain provides a path for personal spiritual growth; holds the keys to ancient secrets and mysteries; develops the mind, body and spirit; helps to connect us with who we really are – the real 'me'. The keys are experienced through a series of dramas and rituals designed to open up and deepen our awareness and understanding of the more hidden aspects of life.
From Temperance to Charity
'Following the Co- Masonic Benevolent Fund’s most generous award, React has been able to provide vital aid to life–limited children cared for by financially disadvantaged families'
Sue Sturgen, the Mayor of Guildford’s local distress fund
“All the children at Happy Home are delighted to receive your support to start our apprenticeship scheme”
David Calvert–Orange, Wheel of Hope