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“There is a common
only for older and
Nothing could be
further from the
truth. The age mix
of our membership
is a key strength of
At an individual level, being a Freemason gives
members a sense of purpose, supporting and
guiding them on their journey through life.
Collectively, members are bonded through
a sense of unity and equitability – principles
fundamental to Freemasonry.
THE HISTORY OF
Historically, stonemasons travelled from place to
place to secure work. At this time, handshakes
were commonly used as a means for stonemasons
to identify themselves, proving their level of
experience and indicating what position they held.
Today, in recognition of this practice, handshakes
are used ceremonially as a way of identifying the
various levels within Freemasonry.