Old Roffensian Lodge

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values, and is founded on three great

· Brotherly Love

Tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and an obligation to behave with kindness and understanding to our fellow creatures.

· Relief

The practice of charity. Freemasonry is known above all else for its substantial outward giving to many worthy causes, donating currently in the region of £15m a year to masonic and non-masonic charities.

· Truth

Masons strive for truth, aiming to achieve high standards in their public and private lives.

Freemasonry demands from its 320,000 members under the United Grand Lodge of England a respect for the law, with which its principles do not in any way conflict.

A freemason's duties are first to his God, then, without detriment to his family and those dependent upon him,
to his fellow men. A freemason's duty as a citizen must always come first and it is a serious disqualification to attempt to use membership of the order to promote one's own or anyone else's personal interests.


Although freemasonry is secular and multi-denominational, all candidates for membership must declare a belief in a Supreme Being. All candidates must also be of demonstrable good character. Membership of Old Roffensian Lodge is open to Old Roffensians and Masters and Governors at the Kings School Rochester, Choristers and Lay Clerks of the Cathedral, siblings and fathers of Old Roffensians and the sons of Old Roffensians and men who do not necessarily have a connection with the School but who live and work in North Kent and who can appreciate the ethos of a school founded in 604 AD and the charitable aims of Masonry.

The qualifying age for freemasonry is generally 21 years.


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