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There are over 70 Craft Lodges meeting in Derbyshire.


They all have a mixed membership of men from all walks of life and differing backgrounds, all meeting as friends and Brothers.


All members are “Brothers” irrespective of race, religion, social status or background and we meet as equals.


 For Freemasons, there are four important values that help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. In today’s world filled with uncertainty, these principles ring as true as they have at any point in the organisation’s history.

Integrity: Building good people

Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.

Friendship: Building together

Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.

Respect: Building unity

Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.

Charity: Building compassion

Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry and the organisation provides the structure for members to make positive contributions to their communities and various causes.

We like to believe that we make good men better! .... please explore our website to learn more.


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The Derbyshire Circle publication is now available to view online
please click here  to read our monthly newsletter.

LATEST NEWS     

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NEW SIGNAGE GETS NOTICED! Tue 08 June 2021
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To honour Prince Philip, who passed away last week, the Freemasons have launched a campaign inviting their 200,000 members to raise funds for charities that the Prince dedicated his life to. His read more....
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The Freemasons are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Prince Philip this morning and we extend our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. His Royal Highness The read more....
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FREEMASONS TAKE LEAD ROLE IN NHS FRONTLINE WORKERS’ DAY  The inaugural celebration of NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day is set to take place on 5 July 2021, with Freemasons leading the read more....

FREEMASONRY IN DERBYSHIRE

Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making lifelong friends and acquaintances who have similar values. For others, it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society. For many, it is an enjoyable hobby but at the same time much more - Freemasonry helps members become better citizens and live life to a high moral code.

Feemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. The following information is intended to explain Freemasonry as it is practised under the United Grand Lodge of England, which administers Lodges of Freemasons in England and Wales and in many places overseas.

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its principles (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas – a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge-which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons customs and tools as allegorical guides. Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.


The Order of the Holy Royal Arch is the final part of the four-stage journey from Initiation to Exaltation that is known as 'Pure Antient Freemasonry' - and is open to every Master Mason of at least four weeks standing. Click here for more information.


WHERE WE MEET

There are 17 Masonic Halls throughout the province of Derbyshire, each one having several lodges meeting on various evenings.

Click here for a full list of Masonic Halls in the Derbyshire province.





HISTORY OF DERBYSHIRE FREEMASONRY

Freemasonry in Derbyshire was first established as early as 1732, about 15 years after the formation of the first Grand Lodge and around 86 years after the first ever recorded lodge in England.

The earliest Lodges were often named after the building where the meetings took place, which not surprisingly would have been an Inn or Tavern.  Roving craftsmen required a suitable hostelry to lodge (note the phrase) for what might have been extended periods during the construction of a building. In some cases, accommodation might be provided on site, this being referred to as a Lodgement (again an interesting phrase, which in other circles may have both legal and military connotations also).

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IT'S PROBABLY MORE STRAIGHT FORWARD THAN YOU THINK!


The essential qualifications to be come a Freemason are that you must be male , be 21 years of age and have a belief 

in a Supreme Being. You should also be of good character and be  a good citizen.













CHARITY SUPPORT
FOR FREEMASONS & THE COMMUNITY


Registered Charity Number: 701963

The Provincial Grand Charity raises money to help local charities and individuals within Derbyshire, supporting local hospices, food banks, children with additional needs and Riding for the Disabled amongst many other causes.

Each year a Christmas party is held for local care leavers, and a funfair is held for children with additional needs. We have arranged trips to the theatre and to St George's Park, the national football centre and home of the FA, for local disadvantaged children.

We have supported the local army and sea cadets as well as a promising young tennis player who uses a wheelchair and we host an annual Community Awards celebration for small charities which have been nominated by our members for outstanding work in our community.

Charity is at the very heart of Freemasonry and we take pride in our work in the community in Derbyshire.


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Contact Us

  • Derby Masonic Hall,
    457 Burton Road,
    Littleover,
    Derby, DE23 6XX
  • Telephone: 01332 272202
  • Email: secretary@derbyshiremason.org

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