As you have come to our page then it could  be that you are trying to find a local lodge to join or that you are curious as to what Freemasonry is all about. Are you:
  Wondering what Freemasonry is all about or thinking how you can join
  Looking for something enjoyable that will also help your personal development
       Interested in making a real contribution to society?


  Join a new Lodge, based in the Weald of Sussex?

  Spend quality time with happy and supportive friends;

       Make friends in one of the oldest fraternal fellowships?

If you are looking for answers to these, or any other questions, then you have come to the right place. If you have come to our site looking for a place to make new friends, you will not find a happier place to join than Tilsmore Lodge, a Lodge dedicated to ‘making good men better‘; a Lodge committed to Freemasonry of a high standard and in a friendly, supportive environment.
One of the world’s oldest secular fraternities, Freemasonry is an organisation of men who believe that the worth of a man can be measured not by wealth nor by fame, but by his deeds, character and by his love for others. Freemasonry is a mutual society concerned with the moral and spiritual well-being of its members and their families. Unlike other mutual organisations which are often geared towards the social and financial security of their members, Freemasonry is a secular society of like minded men from all faiths and backgrounds who follow a moral and ethical approach to life, a society where religious and political discussion in a Lodge is forbidden.
Inside the Lodge: Freemasonry uses allegorical dramas which follow ancient forms. These ceremonies use stonemasons’ customs and tools to teach moral lessons and develop self-knowledge. Freemasonry is not a religion.
Outside the Lodge: Freemasonry encourages its members to support the community and the welfare of their fellow men, fellow Masons and their families in distress or hardship, and raising money for charity. All of this is done within a moral and ethical framework. From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged and fund-raising benefits national and local charities.
In some ways Freemasonry can be considered more of a social club because the primary goal of Freemasonry is fellowship. A meal is shared, after a lodge meeting, within the lodge building There are also  social activities that involve both family and friends. For many Masons this fellowship is what sets the fraternity apart. Some will place great store in the ritual and the moral lessons. Some will regard Freemasonry as a hobby, for others it is a way of life. One thing is for sure… Freemasonry is enjoyable.
Freemasonry embraces men from a wide variety of backgrounds, with an equally wide range of interests and abilities. It is difficult to accurately define a ‘typical Mason.’
Freemasons use four important guiding principles to help define their path through life: integrity, respect, friendship and charity.