2017 celebrates 300 years of Masonry and the Masonic Charitable Fund are donating £3m to 300 charities in England and Wales.
In Oxfordshire four charities will share £50,000
The Evenlode Lodge No 6535
A regular Freemasons Lodge based in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisation. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Freemasonry is multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-faith with over 300,000 members in approximately 8,500 Lodges in England & Wales
“Masonry consists of a body of men brought together for the sake of mutual intellectual, social and moral improvement”
Our fraternity has a long and wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world's oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of their background and differences.
Freemasonry means different things to everyone who becomes a member. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help and support deserving causes or about making a contribution to family and society. However whatever the reason for joining, it is always an opportunity to spend an enjoyable evening with like minded individuals.
Freemasonry demands from its members a respect for the law of the country in which a man works and lives. Its principles do not in any way conflict with its members duties as citizens, but should strengthen them in fulfilling their public and private responsibilities.
The use by a Freemason of his membership to promote his own or anyone else's business, professional or personal interests is condemned, and is contrary to the conditions on which he sought admission to Freemasonry. His duty as a citizen must always prevail over any obligation to other Freemasons, and any attempt to shield a Freemason who has acted dishonourably or unlawfully is contrary to this prime duty.
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