Freemasonry is an approach to life which seeks to emphasise thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society, and fairness in all things.
Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for others, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
Freemasonry teaches moral lessons and self-knowledge through participation in a progression of allegorical plays and the use of symbols, being a universal language. Most symbols in Freemasonry are related to constructing buildings. The square and compasses play a major role, as do many other tools.
Freemasonry is not a religion, but belief in a supreme being is an essential requirement. Freemasonry has no political relations. Political or religious discussions are not permitted at lodge meetings.
Freemasonry is not a secret society but like many other social an professionals associations its meetings are private occasions only open to its members.
There are secrets in Freemasonry. Passwords and signs are international means of recognition between members. We do not talk openly of the proceeding in the lodge as this would be detrimental to the experience for our new members.
Freemasonry is open to all men of all faiths who are law abiding, of good character and acknowledge a belief in a supreme being.