Integrity Friendship Respect & Charity
still as relevant today
A truely unique Lodge of Freemasons ….
Welcome to Langport Lodge No 8072, a truly unique Lodge of Freemasons. Langport Lodge was founded, in 1966, with the aim of encouraging masonic learning, understanding it’s history, origins and symbolism.
As with other Lodges, Langport are very proud to be members of this fantastic, worldwide social and charitable organisation who value Intergity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. We contribute to local, national and international charities but above all enjoy the comradery and support that our community offers.
If you are interested in Freemasonry or just wish to ask a question about our organisation, please contact us:
Freemasonry is one of the oldest social and charitable organisations in the world, the roots of modern Freemasonry lie with the medieval stonemasons that built our castles and cathedrals, yet it is as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago.
Freemasons use four important guiding principles to help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity. Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and the organisation’s aim is to empower members to be the best they can be – it’s about building character, supporting members as individuals and helping them make a positive contribution to society.
Freemasonry provides a structure for members to come together under these common goals, enabling people to make new friendships, develop themselves and make valuable contributions to charitable causes. We are one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing £42 million to deserving causes in 2019
Every Freemason strives to live his life with integrity but what is integrity? A person with integrity will seek to reflect the highest ethical standards and do the right thing regardless of the circumstances. Integrity includes the quality of being honest, but honesty does not always demonstrate integrity. The difference is the inner commitment to being trustworthy and communicating the truth without deception. An integrated person lives without duplicity and hypocrisy.
Ask any Freemason what he has enjoyed most as a member of our organisation and he will undoubtable say “friendship”, not just at lodge meetings but socially and involving friends and families.
Freemasonry is a great way to extend your circle of friends not just with your own lodge members but also within the local, national and worldwide masonic community.
There are 14 Lodges in Eastbourne, with over 500 members, and 160 lodges in Sussex meeting in 27 locations across East and West Sussex.
Respect is one of our important guiding principles and encompasses respect for each other, respect for the opinions of others, respect for the traditions of Freemasonry, respect for the law of the land we work and live, respect for the Sovereign of our country. Above all being tolerate and treating others with compassion and understanding.
Charity is something that is always close to our hearts. Freemasonry has its own Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) that is funded by every member and provides support the health and wellbeing of Freemasons & their families should the need arise. In addition the MCF provides funds in times of national and international crisis and to support other good causes. It is one of the largest giver to non-masonic causes in the UK.
National & International Giving
Through the MCF, Freemasons provide immediate support for disasters that occur both in the UK and worldwide.
They fund national charities, hospices, medical research projects
Support for Freemasons & their Families
If the need is there, the MCF can provide funding to individual Freemasons and members of their family for medical, dental, care and educational requirements.
Through our RMBI Care Co we are able to provide residential care at 18 facitlities across the UK including Barford Court in Hove.
In order to provide for larger projects across Sussex, funds are consolidated from all 163 lodges in the county. This allows us support projects such as the 4 vehicles supplied to the St Wilfred’s Community Team, Brighton Beach quad bike, Rockinghorse Children and many more.
All of the 14 Lodges in Eastbourne support varies local causes in the town. Langport Lodge is very proud to have provide funding for Children with Cancer (Polegate), You Raise Me UP, Macmillan Cancer Support and St Wilfred’s Hospice to name but a few.
Contact or Enquiry
If you are interested in the possibility of joining Freemasonry or Langport Lodge in particular please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Or perhaps you are just curious about our organisation; it’s history, aims, principles and values