Core Principles

The Masonic core principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth

There are 3 major principles freemasonry members must adhere to:

Brotherly Love – Members will show respect and tolerance toward other member’s viewpoints and display kindness and understanding to other people
Relief – Members will show kindness and provide charity to families, communities, church and all human beings.
Truth -They should seek truth and honesty, and live life by abiding to a higher moral standard thus achieving a higher quality of life.

Freemasonry has an impeccable record for helping others through its many charitable endeavors.

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

Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes. Nationally, our efforts are channeled through four main charity organisations:

FM Charity The Grand Charity: Established in 1980, to continue a tradition of charitable support for vulnerable people.
M Girls and Boys Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys: Founded to relieve poverty and advance the education of children
RMBI Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution: Caring for older Freemasons and their dependants for over 160 years.
Samaraton Masonic Samaritan Fund: Provide grants to support health or care needs.


A joint initiative by the above charities has been setup called Freemasonry Cares. This acts as a umbrella for the charities design to make it easier for people to get support.