Freemasonry

Making Good Men Better

The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.

Nationally, our efforts are channelled through four main charity organisations: Further information and details of how to access this help can be found on the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) website.

Masonic charity is exercised at every level: our Almoner in Charterhouse organises frequent collections from our members in order to look after our members in need and to make gifts, and gives aid to our own local community. Over the years we have contributed small sums to a long list including The Myton Hospices, the local Scouts, Marie Curie and Breast Cancer Care.

The Province of Warwickshire gives larger sums of money – over £111,000 in 2013 to non-masonic charities alone. The Management Committee of the Charity Board meets on a quarterly basis to consider petitions for relief submitted by Lodge Almoners, although the Provincial Grand Almoner also has power to make emergency grants. It relies heavily on regular donations from Lodges and Chapters in the Province to enable it to carry out its charitable work.

Charterhouse also contributes to this fund every year. You can find further information on Provincial support on the Provincial Grand Lodge site for Warwickshire.

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