Mission of Freemasonry

Enquiries Number

07759 543 473

The Allerton, Nursery Lane LEEDS, LS17 7HW

18.00 TO 22.00

MONDAY'S ONLY

PILGRIM LODGE 7728

MISSION OF

FREEMASONRY

Our Objectives

THE HIGHEST MORAL STANDARDS:

We are concerned with human behaviour, especially the distinction between good and bad and right and wrong.

We are taught to be aware that all individuals have a natural tendency towards both good and evil; to consider our options and choose the former.

We define our moral standards as

  • Obeying the laws of the land
  • Working hard
  • Living peaceably and creditably
  • Acting honourably and with understanding and charity to all

 

 

 

SERVE THEIR OWN COMMUNITY:

Freemasonry encourages us to fulfil our responsibilities to our family and ourselves:

  • We try and support our families in all they do.
  • We try to develop knowledge of ourselves, look after our health and do nothing to excess.

SERVE OUR OWN RELIGION:

Freemasonry is not a religion, but is about man’s relationship with man. There is no Masonic God, however, all Freemasons must declare a belief in a Supreme Being and we therefore have members of many faiths, including Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

 

We are encouraged to practice our own religion, whatever faith it may be, and regard Freemasonry as a moral code subordinate to, but supportive of, that religion. We do not admit atheists or agnostics into Freemasonry.

SERVE OUR NEIGHBOURS:

We try to:

  • Behave towards others as we would have them behave towards us and to help anyone in need of support and assistance.
  • Avoid private disputes and quarrels.

Our Masonic Lodge & Its Members

We serve our Lodge by:

  • Attending regularly and participating in the ceremonies through which the high moral standards to which we aspire are re-inforced.
  • Keeping the few traditional Masonic forms of recognition within the confines of the Lodge.
  • Preserving harmony at our meetings.
  • Joining in the social activities.

 

We promise to support and serve our fellow members by:

  • Respecting their family.
  • Defending their good character in their absence.
  • Keeping their confidences – except anything contrary to the laws of our own religion or country.

 

 

Charity

We offer membership to men of any race or religion who are of good reputation and not atheists or agnostics. All applicants must confirm that they are aged 21 years or above and come forward voluntarily with no expectation of obtaining material advantage.

 

We exclude from membership those Freemasons who abuse the trust placed in them in their private or public lives or who fail to uphold the rules of Freemasonry.

 

Our ceremonies contain dramatic presentations of moral lessons and include:

  • Traditional passwords and signs of recognition which are only used in those ceremonies
  • Solemn promises which are no different from those taken elsewhere
  • Traditional penalties from an earlier age which are symbolic, not literal. They allude to the pain any honest man should feel at the thought of violating his word.

 

give as generously as our wealth will allow and through voluntary work in the community. Our society is for men only but there is a parallel and totally independent Masonic organisation for women.

 

 

Integrity & Values

Our social activities and our enjoyment of Freemasonry cannot be over-emphasised. The objectives of Freemasonry are serious but our members are ordinary, fun-loving individuals who seek a good balance in life. Most of our meetings include a social dimension where the focus is on good fellowship and enjoyment in the company of like-minded friends.

 

Our family and friends are important to us and are actively encouraged to participate in our social activities just as we participate in theirs.

Develop Team Spirit & Fellowship

We develop team spirit and fellowship through all our activities and gain an understanding of the needs of others which in turn leads to increased tolerance and respect. We therefore consider Freemasonry to be a way of life which, when practised, makes us good citizens.

 

Happiness is the outcome of such activity. It cannot be expressed in words but can only be experienced in the heart. As such it is sometimes described as the only true mystery of Freemasonry.

HOW TO JOIN:

 

Anyone wishing to enquire about joining Pilgrim Lodge can do so in several ways.

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Pilgrim Lodge No 7728

The Allerton (Leeds 17)

Nursery Lane

Alwoodley

Leeds

LS17 7HW

Get in Touch

 

Email: pilgrimlodge@outlook.com

 

Terry Sismey (Treasurer)

Phone: 07759 543 473

Paul Hargreaves (Assistant Secretary)

Phone: 07810 140 916

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