Freemasonry, based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. It’s a profound new sense of purpose and community. It’s a path of self-discovery and shared beliefs that make good men better sons, husbands, and fathers. In short, it’s a way of life.

Together in York We make a profound difference


For members

We are committed to engaging and retaining members and their families through an enhanced, sustaining, and relevant membership experience. Fellowship, family, and lifelong learning are important to us. Leadership development and Masonic education are offered in a variety of formats to assist members in their continuous pursuit of knowledge, helping them excel both inside and outside the fraternity.


For those in need

Relief is one of our enduring and relevant values. We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and our communities. It’s our obligation. Our philanthropic causes are supported entirely by our members’ generous contributions.

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Local charities supported

The Freemasons are the second largest donors to charities in England


  • York Opera

    York Opera
  • Free the Children

    Free the Children
  • Martin House Carecenter

    Martin House Carecenter
  • The Trussell Trust

    The Trussell Trust
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The 4 Masonic charities

  • The Grand charity

    The Grand charity
  • Masonic Samaritan Fund

    Masonic Samaritan Fund
  • Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution

    Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
  • Royal Masonic Trust for girls and boys

    Royal Masonic Trust for girls and boys