The Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons (HFAF) is a fraternity for women and organised by women. It was founded in 1913 and membership is open to women of any race or religion, who are able to profess a belief in a Supreme Being. Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies. Freemasonry has evolved over the centuries as a system of moral guidance, characterised by allegory and symbolism. It is compatible with all religions enabling men and women of different faiths and backgrounds to follow a common purpose of living a moral life for the good of themselves and others. In the UK there are single sex fraternities such as ours and mixed Fraternities. Our precepts are taught by a series of ceremonies.
Our Order has many lodges in the UK including the Isle of Man, and as far as Carlisle in the north and south to Bournemouth and westwards to the Cotswolds. We have five overseas Lodges: one in Gibraltar, two in Spain, one in Eastern Europe in Bucharest, Romania and our latest addition to the HFAF family in New Delhi in India. We are planning a lodge in Washington, DC for 2019.
We are participating in the University Scheme . We are working to open new University Lodges in Letchworth and Uxbridge and also to re-open Centrum Lodge No. 46 in Coventry. Surrey Lodge No. 45 is already working as a University Lodge. We are working in conjunction with United Grand Lodge of England, (masculine Freemasonry) to promote Freemasonry in our Universities.