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Freemasonry is the UK’s largest secular, fraternal and charitable organisation and it is worldwide. This means that if you join a Lodge, you are entitled to visit any other recognised Lodge in the country or across the world, thus giving you an immediate circle of like-minded associates and friends. There are over 300,000 members in nearly 8,000 Lodges, and in Surrey alone, there are over 300 Lodges across the county.
United Grand Lodge of England has launched a straight talking guide to Freemasonry as research reveals that nearly half of British men want to know more about it
UGLE has confronted one of the most frequently asked questions – what’s it all about? – with the launch of a straight talking guide to its unique organisation. The move comes on the back of the publication of the first ever independent study into Freemasonry which showed that nearly half (49%) of those questioned wanted to know more about Freemasonry, and over a quarter (26%) of male respondents would consider joining.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart was initiated into Freemasonry on the 14th December 1784 in the Lodge Zur Wohltätigkeit in Vienna. Soon afterwards he introduced his father, Leopold, and is believed to have been instrumental in bringing Haydn into freemasonry.
He began composing music for Masonic occasions in 1785 and was to continue in this field until his death.
On 10 june 1992 over 12,500 Freemasons and guests gathered at Earls Court in West London to celebrate the 275th anniversary of Grand Lodge. For the first time press and television were present at a meeting of Grand Lodge and the event featured on television newscasts around the world