St. Erkenwald Lodge


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Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it is simply about making new friends and acquaintances. There are no strangers – only friends we have yet to meet.

For others it is about charity, being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society – or gaining experience of handling administration, public speaking, etc. For many, it is an enjoyable hobby that seeks to instil in every member a moral and ethical approach to life.

Friendship: showing tolerance, respect for the opinions of others, and behaving with kindness and understanding to all, whatever their circumstances.
Charity: practising charity and caring – not only for our own, but also for the community as a whole – through charitable giving and by voluntary efforts and work as individuals.
Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes. Freemasonry is the 2nd biggest Charity donor in the UK after the National Lottery.
Integrity: striving for honesty and high moral standards, aiming to achieve them in every aspect of our own lives.


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