The Phoenix Lodge No 43, Membership

The Phoenix Lodge No 43.

A Robust Member of the Akaroa/Banks Peninsula Community.

Proud of our History, proud of our Community, proud to be Freemasons.

Freemasonry is ...

- one of the world's oldest and largest fraternal organisations
- an organisation of men who adopt the fundamental principals of integrity, goodwill and charity as the foundations for an individual's life and character
- a non profit organisation that is heavily involved in supporting charity and community service
- comprises of men of character with high ideals and worthwhile values who make a difference in the community


The actual origins of Freemasonry have been lost in time but it is generally accepted that it developed from the stonemasons of medieval Europe.

In New Zealand it began with the early settlers, the first meetings being recorded before 1842. The Grand Lodge of NZ was formed in 1890.

The Myths Dispelled

It IS NOT a secret society but embraces confidentiality

It IS NOT a religion or a substitute for religion

It emphasizes universal harmony and DOES NOT permit discussion of religion or politics

It IS NOT a benefit society and to join for personal gain will only lead to disappointment

A Freemasons Code

To share concern and respect for human values, moral standards, the laws of society and the rights of individuals.

To believe in a Supreme Being.

To help other people through charity work and community service.

To promote fellowship and goodwill amongst his fellow members.

To regularly attend Lodge meetings and participate, with his family, in Masonic activities.

How to Join

Talk to someone you know who is a Freemason, he will not solicit your enquiry but respond readily to your approach.

Make a phone call - 04 3856622.

Contact us; or Freemasons of NZ, P.O. Box 6439, Wellington.

Email: Phoenix43 or Phone/Txt 027 6044967

For more information on Freemasonry in New Zealand click here.


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