What is Freemasonry
The reasons people (there are separate lodges for men and women) join Freemasonry are many and varied. For some the reasons include charity, socialising with like minded people and Self Improvement. For most it it's a combination of all of these things and more.
The Grand Principles on which the order is are traditionally founded are described as “Brotherly love, Relief & Truth”. In modern terms they may be paraphrased as friendship, charity and personal integrity.
Further information can be found at the following websites;
Buckinghamshire Provincial Grand Lodge
United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)
United Grand Lodge of England has an FAQ page About freemasonry/frequently asked questions
St Giles can be contacted by completing the Enquires Form at the bottom of this page.
Below are some interesting videos which help explain Freemasonry.
Rick Wakeman discusses Freemasonry (Part 1)
Rick Wakeman discusses Freemasonry (Part 2)