We were invited to meet Tim Henderson-Ross, Provincial Grand Master of the Gloucestershire Province of Freemasons. Based at the Masonic Hall in Wotton-under-Edge, Mr Henderson-Ross leads the 3,000 Freemasons in the historic county of Gloucestershire, encompassing Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Freemasonry is believed to date back to the Middle Ages. It is the largest fraternal organisation in the world and is focused on philanthropic activities – the 82 Lodges in Gloucestershire last year generated around £120,000 for charity.
“Freemasonry is essentially a good fellowship organisation made up of men who want to lead better lives and improve themselves whilst helping those less fortunate than ourselves. These are summarised in the ideals of integrity, friendship, respect and charity,” explained Mr Henderson-Ross.
More information can be found here: The Provincial Grand Lodge of Gloucestershire | (glosmasons.org.uk)