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Freemasonry is the oldest and largest world wide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs.
Any man who becomes a Mason is taught a pattern for living - reverence, morality, kindness, honesty, dependability and compassion. He must be prepared to honour his country, uphold its laws and respect those in authority. He must be prepared to maintain honourable relations with others and be willing to share in Masonic activities.
History of Freemasonry, is directly descended from associations of operative stone masons, the cathedral builders of the Middle Ages, who traveled through Europe employing the secrets and skills of their crafts. In the 17th century when cathedral building was on the decline, many guilds of "stone-masons", started to accept as members, those who were not members of the masons' craft calling them "Speculative Masons" or "Accepted Masons".
It was from these groups, comprised mostly of "adopted" or "accepted masons" that Symbolic Masonry or Freemasonry, as we know it today, had its beginning.
Cherry Mountain Lodge #50 was instituted in 1948 & received its charter in 1949 govern by the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick. A Master presides over each meeting, each Master, Treasurer and the Tyler is elected by the members once a year. We have 10 meetings per year, second Thursday of the month. There are non in July & August. Lodge opens at 7:30 p.m.
Any Male person aged 19 & over can join the craft on his own free will & accord, we do not solicit. He has to be living in the community for at least 6 months recommended by two members of the Lodge in his area.
If you are interested on becoming a Mason in Harvey, please fill out the application form available in PDF file format and give it to a Mason near you.