Freemasonry is the world's largest fraternal organisation. Freemasonry is a way of life which teaches kindness in the home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, earnest in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistance towards evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another and reverence and love for God. Membership is open to men of integrity and goodwill, irrespective of colour or creed, on condition that they profess a belief in the Supreme Being.
The Grand Lodge of Ireland was established in 1725. The Provincial Grand Lodge of Natal administers eleven Lodges practising Irish Freemasonry throughout the province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Irish Freemasonry has functioned in Natal from 1904 and the Provincial Grand Lodge was established in 1932.
The Provincial Grand Lodge is headed by:
The Provincial Grand Master
Rt Wor Bro D.G. Patton, Hon PGD (Ire)
The Provincial Deputy Grand Master
Rt Wor Bro G.D. Swanepoel, Hon PGD (Ire)
The Provincial Assistant Grand Master
Rt Wor Bro S.J. Ferguson
If you would like to enquire about joining Freemasonry, or if you wish to communicate with us, then kindly email the Provincial Grand Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as quickly as possible.
To discover more about Irish Freemasonry, visit the Grand Lodge of Ireland website - www.irish-freemasons.org - and click on the coat of arms for the Grand Lodge of Ireland.