What is Freemasonry all about then?
Burns Night Celebrations
Freemasonry is a worldwide organisation, open to men of all ages who have faith in a Supreme Being, enjoy good fellowship and who have a charitable disposition. Freemasons come from many ethnic, religious and social backgrounds and include academics and accountants, builders and butchers, soldiers and salesmen, clerks and clergymen, lawyers and librarians; we even have student members. Freemasons stand for integrity, decency and, above all, compassion for those less fortunate than themselves. Freemasons believe in the brotherhood of man, and prize honour and virtue above rank and fortune.
Middlesex St Andrew's Lodge has a clear Scottish flavour but it is not a condition of joining that one has to be Scottish. We meet in the Harrow District Masonic Centre, Northwick Circle, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex on the fourth Friday in November, January, March and June.
Our Lodge Piper
Our November Festive Board (dining) is in honour of St Andrew, and the January evening is devoted, of course, to celebrating another Freemason, Robert Burns. Each meeting is in two parts, the Lodge Meeting first, followed by the Festive Board when we sit down to a good meal and are entertained with a few humourous speeches and toasts. They are always warm, jolly evenings with lively banter amongst friends, old and new.
Our charitable activities
We support numerous charitable organisations, both Masonic and non-Masonic at a local, national and international level. Freemasonry is the largest single contributor to charity in the UK after only the National Lottery!