What is Freemasonry?
It is the UK's largest and oldest secular, fraternal and charitable organisation - a society of men, concerned with moral, social and spiritual values. Freemasonry is also one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.
Freemasonry's 200,000 UK members come from all walks of life and meet as equals whatever their faith, ethnic group or position in society.
For many this spirit of fellowship is what they value most. Making new friends, helping others, following a family tradition and participating in the ceremonial are also important.
Freemasonry contributes over £30 million a year as one of the UK’s largest charitable givers. Raising funds largely through voluntary donations, we support individual members, local communities and global emergencies.
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- General Information
- Videos giving further insights
- Radio interview explaining Freemasonry
- Booklet about becoming a Freemason
What is the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire?
It is one of the 47 Masonic Provinces under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) and generally corresponds to the old county boundaries of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire.
It is administered from the Provincial Office at Freemasons' Hall, Sheaf Close, Lodge Farm, Northampton NN5 7UL (01604 584213). The Provincial Secretary can be contacted through the Provincial Office.
The Provincial Information Officer, WBro Peter Robinson can also be contacted through the Provincial Office.
Where are the Masonic Meeting Places in the Province?
There are 93 Lodges in Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire and they meet in 22 different locations. These include a stately home (Castle Ashby), a village hall (Hackleton) and a Working Mens' Club (Wollaston).