Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. Freemasons often learn essential life skills including teamwork, public speaking and leadership skills that can be applied in their work and social life. Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.
Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some it is about helping others and contributing in different ways to charitable causes. For others it is about making new friends and acquaintances. For most, Freemasonry is not only a hobby, it is an integral way of life.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Hertfordshire is one of forty-eight masonic
provinces in England and wales, plus the Metropolitan Grand Lodge in
London, under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England
The United Grand Lodge of England is the governing body
for the majority of Freemasons within England and Wales
and other Districts in countries outside the United Kingdom
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