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Freemasons & Freemasonry.

Welcome to our web site which has been established as a ‘one stop shop’ to explain the principles of freemasonry, examine and comment on criticism, and to provide links to many other Masonically related sites, which freemasons and the general public may find interesting and informative.

We intend this to be an ‘open minded’ site and a forum for discussion, regardless of your views; for or against Freemasonry, we welcome them. Yes this site is run by a reasonably knowledgeable senior freemason of over 20 years in the craft, who is also a practicing Christian and non mason. If you have any questions please ask.

Yes, sadly, all contact has to be checked by a moderator. One wishes it were not necessary but sadly there are some among us who cannot make comment without their language being offensive and potentially illegal.

Freemasonry has a wonderful history, having existed for many years earlier than its traceable history of over 300 years. It is renowned for its charitable and good works helping local, national and international charities and good causes.


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Type Freemasons or Freemasonry into Google and one has many thousands of pages to choose from. It is the intention of this web site to cover just about every aspect related to Freemasonry and become the accepted central focus for the general public and the craft. We will even address the criticisms of the ‘anti- Masonic brigade’ whose comments are made through total ignorance.

Freemasonry has long been mistakenly seen as a secretive organisation and the anti-Masonic web sites, of which there are many; perpetuate a twisted view of the craft. Interestingly there are a number of really secretive organisations, some with questionable motives, but they are not attacked in the way Freemasonry is. But rather than dismiss their criticisms out of hand they will be confronted, addressed and corrected.

So having said that let us address, and get out of the way, two misconceptions.

First - invitation. One does not have to wait to be invited by a Freemason to join Freemasonry.

Waiting to be invited to join was really a genuine concern so that a person’s feelings were not hurt and only ‘chosen’ people of an acceptable class were invited. This really came about due to changes in society which took place as the result of the first and second world wars. One has to realise the situation of the times and in both cases there was a considerable reduction of the ‘servant’ class many of whom became the new middle class. In such a class ridden structure many of the ‘old guard’ did not want those who were previously servants to join their lodge. Not only that many, if they had wanted too many could not have afforded the annual subscription.

But today life has changed and that attitude disappeared many years ago. Nevertheless it still perpetuates. Now any man can join providing he is over 21, of good character, and believes in a god of his faith. Freemasonry is classless. It is enjoyed by men in many walks of life. There are cases, in the military, of an NCO initiating his Commanding Officer into the craft. And the first Masonic Office he will hold is steward; often waiting on his fellow brethren at dinner after the lodge meeting. One’s external rank has no standing in Freemasonry. Freemasonry has its own ranking structure and all new initiates, regardless of external rank are subjected to it. The Masonic webmaster of this site has been waited on at table by top ranking members of the armed forces, politicians etc who have been starting their Masonic journey as a steward.

Second - secrets. We are very sorry to blow away that misconception. There are no secrets in Freemasonry! Yes we know that many will laugh and say what a lot of rot. But before you dismiss that statement just click on here to read and consider the explanation.

There are many suppositions of how freemasonry started, and we can address that on the FAQ and other pages. The only thing this site will not disclose is what is referred to as ‘the secrets of Freemasonry. Why you ask. Well because it is not a secret but simply a password. Let us explain. Go back to the middle ages when there were no paper qualifications. How did a stone mason prove the level of work he was capable of if he moved to another site or job many miles away where he was not known? Simple. At certain stages of his seven year apprenticeship, after proving competence, he would have gone through various ceremonies during each of which he would have been given a password. He was also threatened with dire consequences if he told anyone. This made it a secret personal to him. Now these young apprentices lived in a time of fear; ghosts, apparitions, witches, wizards and ducking stools. Young and impressionable they were often afraid to walk across a grave yard at night. Arriving at his new job he would be able to communicate the password so that the Master mason knew what he was capable of. It was regarded as personal and kept secret, and closely ‘guarded’. If it became general knowledge the whole of the ‘competence’ structure would have been void and useless.

All the working guilds of the time had a similar structure but it has really only survived through Freemasonry.

We respect the traditions of an ancient craft and protect what is no more than a password. It is no more than one protecting ones credit card security code.

But if one is really interested in finding out than there are many web pages and the local library to choose from.

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