Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.
Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. Its essential qualification is a belief in a Supreme being and would expect members to continue to follow their own faith.
The abiding principles of the order are friendship, charity and honesty and all members endeavour to live by these principles.
Money is raised for local, national and international charities, exclusively from within its membership.