What is Freemasonry
Freemasonry is a fraternal society whose approach to life is based on integrity, tolerance, kindness, honesty and fairness. It means different things to each of its members. For some it's about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it's about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and in the community. For all of them, it is an enjoyable and fulfilling activity.
The Grand Lodge of England was founded in London on 24th June 1717, when four existing Lodges gathered at the Goose and Gridiron Ale-house in St. Paul's Churchyard in London and formed a Grand Lodge; the first in the world. Today, the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) has over 200,000 members who meet in 6,800 Lodges across England, Wales and the Channel Islands, and in a number of Districts and Lodges across the world.