Charity and support

The central Masonic Charities have consolidated their activities under the:

Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Foundation now provides the full range of support and services available to masonic families and other registered charities. Formerly they were know as:

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is a grant-making charity, which is funded by Freemasons and their families. The charity supports Freemasons in need and funds the work of national charities, hospices and disaster relief work worldwide.

Masonic Samaritan Fund (MSF)

MSF is a grant making charity that supports Freemasons and their dependants with an identified medical need, a long wait for treatment and who are unable to afford private care.

Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI)

RMBI has been caring for older Freemasons and their dependants for over 160 years; the RMBI operate care homes across England and Wales. Many are registered for both residential and nursing care and a number offer specialist dementia care.

Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB)

RMTGB helps relieve poverty and advance the education of the children of deceased and distressed Freemasons. RMTGB has supported more than 2000 young people at school, college and university.

The Dunckerley Light Blues Club

The Club: A social club for all junior brethren who can share friendship and fellowship as well as have some fun with other like-minded Masons.

The Dunckerley Light Blues Club Twitter page


Freemasonry Today

Freemasonry Today is the official journal of the United Grand Lodge of England and a copy of the magazine is distributed to members. Freemasonry Today contains news, views, articles, book reviews, letters and more.

The Square

The Square is an independent magazine for Freemasons. Published and distributed to subscribers three times each year, with interesting and thought provoking articles.


Bristol Masonic Society (BMS)

The Bristol Masonic Society is a forum in which brethren from the Province of Bristol can meet with brethren from neighbouring Provinces. The BMS aims to increase the interest of members in Freemasonry through lectures, discussions and research.

Library and Museum of Freemasonry

The London Library and Museum of Freemasonry is home to one of the finest publicly available collections of Masonic material in the world. The museum is located within Freemasons’ Hall and open to the public.


Provincial Grand Lodge of Bristol

The website of Provincial Grand Lodge of Bristol contains news, events and information concerning Freemasonry in the Bristol area.

The Dunckerley Club of Bristol

The webpage of Dunckerley Club in the Province of Bristol.

Twitter link:

United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)

The United Grand Lodge of England is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. The United Grand Lodge of England currently has in excess of 250000 members meeting in over 8000 Lodges.