Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

The official website of Dorset Freemasonry

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What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. Its roots lie in the traditions and ceremonies of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.

Freemasonry has always been about making good men better. Individuals aim to shape their lives around five core principles.

Integrity: We say what we mean and we keep our promises.

Kindness: Although our families come first, we believe in playing a key role in our communities and give time and money to charitable ventures.

Honesty: We pride ourselves on openness, about what being a Freemason means for us.

Fairness: We treat everyone as equal – we listen to others, explore any differences and look for common ground.

Tolerance: We respect the opinions of others and behave with understanding towards them.

Is Freemasonry for me?

Freemasonry means different things to each individual – making new friends, contributing to society, celebrating a long tradition, experiencing personal growth, taking up a hobby, having fun.

Who are Dunckerley Lodge?

We are a fun, friendly lodge of Dorset Freemasons, drawn from many different walks of life. The Lodge was created on 11 September 1918 at the Masonic Hall, Market Close, Poole, where we still meet today. We enter our centenary year proud of the Lodge's past but looking to the future. Perhaps you might want to become part of that future?

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