Freemasonry is an ancient society. A fraternal order dedicated to morality, brotherly love, friendship and charity. Freemasonry is a journey of perspective that offers enlightenment through study, by way of ceremony and the contemplation of its various masonic symbols.
Goulburn Menturia is also a Freemasons Lodge within the Universities Scheme that aims to give university students, undergraduates, postgraduates and staff the opportunity to become Freemasons in an environment that is accommodating of University life.
The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons practise charity and care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals. Today the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the UK’s top charities and in 2018 contributed £48 million.
From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of disadvantaged children, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.
Masonic charity is exercised at every level. Individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes. Nationally, our efforts are channelled through four main charity organisations.
The Lodge meets on the second Wednesday of the month from September to May at Bolton Masonic Hall, Institute Street, Bolton, BL1 1PZ.