At the United Grand Lodge of England, we value honesty,
integrity and service to the community above all else. Last
year we raised over £33 million for good causes.
As an organisation we welcome individuals from all walks
of life, of any race, faith, age, class or political persuasion.
Throughout our 300 year history, when people have suffered
discrimination Freemasonry has embraced them into our
lodges as equals.
The United Grand Lodge of England believes that the ongoing
gross misrepresentation of its 200,000 plus members is
discrimination. Pure and simple.
Our members shouldn’t have to feel undeservedly
stigmatised. No other organisation would stand for this
and nor shall we.
I have written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission
to make this case.
I appreciate that you may have questions about who we are
and what we do, so why not ask those who know? Over the
next six months our members will be running a series of open
evenings and Q & A events up and down the country. These
will be promoted in the local media and on our website.
I am also happy to answer any queries directly. Please feel
free to write to me here at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen
Street, London WC2B 5AZ and I will come back to you.
Dr David Staples
The United Grand Lodge of England