What is Freemasonry?

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Video from United Grand Lodge of England


Video created by students of Sunderland University


Freemasonry is perhaps the world’s largest fraternal organisation. Open to men of adult age of any religion, nationality, or social standing, the only requirement is a belief in a Supreme Being. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his, faith, family, and fraternity.

Freemasonry enhances and strengthens the character of the individual man by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, education, and leadership, based on the three ancient Masonic tenets: Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.

These are not hollow words, and as reading the history of this particular Lodge will clearly show, time and time again, that these tenets have been applied faithfully and zealously throughout its long existence. For a wider view of our Society please log onto the websites of

The United Grand Lodge of England

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham

The Chapter of Strict Benevolence No. 97 (officially attached to this Lodge in 1820)

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