Freemasonry has existed since the Middle Ages and until recently it was surrounded by secrecy and misinformation. To dispel such misunderstandings we now speak more openly of the mysteries and secrecy surrounding Freemasonry which in an increasingly pressurised world offers friendship and a sense of being.
Anyone of good character can become a freemason, and once they have been interviewed and balloted, a candidate goes through 3 stages , called degrees, of initiation. After the first degree the candidate is known as “The entered apprentice”, after the second degree the candidate advances to become a “Fellow Craft”, and finally after the third degree the candidate as admitted to the Lodge as a “Master Mason.”
There are many famous Master Masons, too many to list, but here are a few: HRH Duke of Kent, Winston Churchill, Peter Sellers and Rick Wakeman.