The United Grand Lodge of England this year celebrates the 300th Anniversary of its formation in 1717. Which is almost as long as the many theories have been espoused regarding what Freemasonry is about, what it gets up to, who its members are and what the symbolism really means. Now you will have the opportunity to find out, as a new documentary series entitled Inside the Freemasons commences on Sky 1 on Easter Monday.
Whilst there is some public familiarity with the concept of Freemasons, few can describe who they are and what they do with any confidence or accuracy. There is little real understanding of what has motivated generations of men to join the ranks of the Fraternity, how public perception differs from reality, or what Freemasonry has to offer men and society in the Twenty-First Century.
This new five-part documentary series has been made with the full co-operation of the United Grand Lodge of England, giving viewers unprecedented and exclusive access behind the scenes, to reveal the truth behind the ancient rituals and closely-guarded practices of the world’s oldest social network.
Inside the Freemasons will go beyond the myth and legend to ask who Freemasons are and what they do. But, more importantly, to discover what it means to be a Freemason today through the words and lives of Freemasons themselves.