About Freemasonry

Our Purpose

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Its members share a common goal of helping each other become better men. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity.


Freemasonry has many facets which have attracted men of good will of every race, religion, political view, and social position into its ranks throughout the world for many years. Every member has his own individual reason for joining the Craft, but generally its chief appeal is the charitable work it does, the philosophy of life taught by the Craft with its visible exhibition by Freemasons in their exemplary conduct in the everyday world. All these items are important, but to the non-member who has given this matter any thought whatsoever it soon becomes apparent that the greatest asset in Freemasonry is the spirit of friendship that exists between Freemasons in their relationship with one another and their attitude of thoughtfulness for the welfare of others. For example, many years ago the words “Mason” and “friendship” were often used synonymously.

There are many definitions of the word “friend”. It means one who is in a warm personal relationship with another person. It means a person who is ready to assist you in your plans. Many years ago an English periodical had a contest and offered a prize to the person submitting the best definition of the word “friend”. Here are a few of the definitions which were sent to the publication:

  • “One who multiplies joys, divides grief, and whose honesty is inviolable.”
  • “One who understands our silence.”
  • “A watch which beats true and for all time and never runs down.”
  • And here is the definition that won first prize:
  • “A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.”

Drop In

Meeting Masons informally is a good way to get to know who we are and to inquire about becoming a Freemason. Social events take place periodically throughout the year which you and your family can attend and get to know us. Some lodges meet regularly for coffee, informal dining or family get-togethers. Please use our Contact Form to inquire about dropping in.

  • Coffee Club - Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings - 8:30 to 10:30 AM - ballroom lounge
  • Mentoring - every Wednesday - 7:00 PM Open to all Masons in the District.
  • Friday Get-together - bring or order-in food - children welcome - 5:00ish to ?
  • Coffee - every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM
    Kingsville & Leamington
  • Periodic informal events - please refer to the event notices and calendar for coming events

*Please Note: While we endeavour to keep this list up-to-date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information.

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