Our masonry is a community of women and men bound by oaths based upon the medieval guilds of stonemasons.
Masons believe in brotherly love, equality, shared assistance and mutual trust.
Masonry teaches a system of morality, ethics and virtues based upon the tools and language of ancient stonemasons.
Masonry is not a religion and does not profess any religious dogma. While many of us believe in a Supreme Being or a Creative Principle, we respect that individual beliefs are personal and lack of belief does not preclude membership.
Masonry is not a science but it places value on learning, particularly in the liberal arts.
Masonry encourages masons to think, but it does not tell individual masons what to think.
Masonry teaches tolerance and respect. Masons must treat each other as equals and help one another.
Masons meet in lodges governed by a Master who is assisted by Wardens. Individuals who are morally qualified are admitted using well-established rituals common to all masonic orders.
Masons have ways of recognising each other: words, signs and handshakes.
Masonry provides a broader understanding of the world and belief in the higher nature of humanity.