In joining any organisation, the satisfaction and enjoyment gained is directly related to the amount of effort you put into getting involved. Freemasonry is no different, through full participation in our rituals, charity, or social activities.
Freemasonry offers its members an approach to life which seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but importantly Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and helps those in need.
Membership is open to men, aged 21 and over, of all faiths who are law abiding, of good character and who acknowledge a belief in God. Freemasonry is not a religion. It has no theology and does not teach any route to salvation. Freemasonry is a multiracial and multicultural organisation. It has attracted men of goodwill from all sectors of the community into membership. Many freemasons find learning and performing the ritual gives them the confidence to speak in front of others, and they find the efforts required very rewarding. Others make their contribution by performing small parts of the ritual as they feel able, but all enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.
Whether you are looking to take your first steps into Freemasonry, or are already a Freemason, you will find Shanghai Tuscan Lodge a very friendly and welcoming Lodge. The Lodge prides itself on its mix of members from all walks of life.
The Lodge affords the chance to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy social events. It enables one to take an active part in supporting deserving causes. Above all, it enables participation in a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby.