Monmouthshire Masons - About

An Introduction to the Province

Freemasonry is the world's oldest universal fraternity, which believes in the brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of God. Freemasonry strives to achieve moral improvement, family values, civic betterment, freedom of thought and tolerance. Freemasons around the world volunteer and contribute to such things as medical research, hospitals, homes for the elderly, families and young people in crisis, scholarships, bursaries and many other charitable causes.

Simply put, Freemasons believe that good persons should encourage each other to become better persons, and then, regardless of economic resources, work together benevolently to help in the community. Based on these strong foundations of morality and conscience, it is not surprising that Freemasonry is the world's largest philanthropic institution, seeking to provide relief for suffering humanity.

Freemasonry is a fraternity. As such, it is open for membership applications and has modes of recognition. Freemasonry is definitely not a religious cult or a political group. Freemasons never discuss religion or politics, yet membership strictly requires belief in a Supreme Being. Furthermore, Freemasons are expected to be model citizens, faithful followers of their respective religions and loyal patriots of their respective countries.

Membership is open to all men of integrity and goodwill, irrespective of colour or creed, on condition that they profess a belief in a Supreme Being. How they choose to worship Him is not of interest to us. Freemasonry brings men of goodwill together to enjoy one another’s company and to continue our traditions dating back hundreds of years. It fulfils as great a need to-day as it did then. Freemasonry is universal and our Lodges are to be found throughout the world. It is said that the sun never sets on Freemasonry. This web-site enables our Brethren near and far to be close to us at all times.

We hope that non-Masonic visitors to the web-site will find it interesting and informative. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. I extend warmest greetings to all our visitors.

RW.Bro. Richard G Davies
Provincial Grand Master