Medway Lodge No 1678: Masonic Centre, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9UY

Medway Lodge

Principles and Charity


For Freemasons, these four important values of Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity help define their path through life.
In today’s world filled with uncertainty, these principles ring as true as they have at any point in the organisation’s history.

Integrity
Building good people - Freemasons are focused on building themselves as people of integrity and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.
Friendship
Building together - Freemasonry provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.
Respect
Building unity - Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society.
Charity
Building compassion - Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry and the organisation provides the structure for members to make positive contributions to their communities and various causes.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.

Every Freemason, no matter what rank or office he holds, is encouraged to be aware of the support that is available from the Masonic Charities. They offer vital assistance to Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows and dependants.

Almost all of the money employed by the charities is provided by Freemasons and their families. The main sources of funds are dervied from a Fundraising “Festival” held each year by Provincial Grand Lodges in England and Wales.


The central Masonic Charities have consolidated their activities under the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF). The Foundation now provides the full range of support and services available to masonic families and other registered charities.

Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Most of the support provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation takes the form of financial grants to individuals and families to assist with daily living costs.  They can also award grants to provide specific items or services.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is the  body with responsibility for managing the charitable activities of the Order. By clicking on the link, you will be directed to the website of the MCF, where you can learn more about the charitable activities of the Foundation.

Medway Lodge continues to support the tradition of donating to charity and is now fully supporting the West Kent 2026 Festival in favour of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

If you would like to support the West Kent 2026 Festival, please click on the image above and you will be directed to the West Kent website, where you will find simple instructions regarding how to donate.

If you would like to make a quick and easy donation of £5, then just text WESTKENT2026 to 70500 or click this link.