What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is unique. It cannot be likened to any institution in that it offers experiences not found anywhere else.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal societies. There are approximately five million Freemasons worldwide and 10,000 in New Zealand.

Freemasons are ordinary men in the community, 21 years and over, of all religions and backgrounds, who share a concern for human values, moral standards and the rights of individuals.

There may be many reasons why a man will choose to be a Freemason. It is an organisation that promotes self-development, family and community values. It provides men with an opportunity for public service and hands-on involvement in charitable and community issues, as well as the chance to socialise with men from all walks of life.

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