What is Freemasonry?
We are a unique members’ organisation formed over 300 years ago. We have no political or religious affiliations, and welcome members of all ages, races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Our roots stem from the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons, which encourage us to be more tolerant and respectful and to actively fulfil our responsibilities to family, community and ourselves.
Freemasons meet in lodges. As a freemason you will join a specific lodge and will then be welcome at any lodge around the world.
Freemasonry has always been about making good men better. Members work to shape their lives around our core principles.
Integrity & Respect – Rather than working on buildings like the masons of our history we now focus on building ourselves as people of integrity and moral standing.
Friendship & Kindness – We stretch out an open hand to people from all religions and political views and provides the common foundation for friendships which can last a lifetime.
Charity & Community – Charitable service is one of the core principles of Freemasonry. The organisation has developed a support structure to helps members make positive contributions to charities and communities.
Is Freemasonry for me?
As one of the oldest social organisations in the world, Old Globe Lodge was the first lodge to be formed in Scarborough.
Freemasonry means different things to each individual member but includes making new lifelong friends, contributing to society, celebrating a long and rich tradition, personal growth and of course having fun.