Freemasons Hall Okehampton Devon

Who Are We?

Ask a Freemason "What is Freemasonry" ? and he will often give a standardised formal answer and which may include much of the following:- Freemasonry is a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. It is the UK's largest secular, fraternal and charitable organisation. United by a belief in God as a Supreme Being, it teaches moral lessons and self knowledge through participation in a progression of two part plays without trespassing on the preserves of religion while at the same time exhorting its members to practice the religion of their choice. Freemasonry offers its members an approach to life which seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. Naturally the interests of one's own family are of paramount importance to the individual, but Freemasonry teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need. Of course none of these concepts are exclusive to Freemasonry but Freemasonry is unique in the way it is set up and organised. More answers to frequently asked questions about Freemasonry can be found on-line at www.pgldevonshire.org.uk .

Freemasons will also enjoy the history, tradition, customs and theatrics within the Lodge along with the good humour, spirit of friendship and dinner afterwards. In between lodge meetings, many Freemasons will often try to find opportunities to put something back into the community at large. They will also appreciate that humility, as well as the conduct by which they run their lives outside the lodge room, is important. Finally, they do not regard Freemasonry as a secret society, merely one that is private that would lose some of its special significance and meaning to newcomers should every aspect of lodge business become widely known or be taken out of context. .

Thinking about joining Freemasonry

The biggest myth about Freemasonry is that you have to be invited to join. You absolutely do not, the exact opposite is true and you, as the potential member, should make the first approach. If you do not know somebody who is a Freemason then you can make your approach by contacting the Lodge through the Secretary. If you think you may be interested in Freemasonry or have any questions about Freemasonry in and around Okehampton then please make contact via our contact page.