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A Special announcement and a first for The Grand Lodge of Freemasonry for Men and Women (posted August 2013).

GLEFU. A NEW Grand Lodge for European Fraternity and Universality, founded in 2013 by joining together the Grand Lodge of European Fraternity and OFU (Order of Universal Fraternity)  The aims of the Grand Lodge is to provide a vehicle for services to Independent European Masonic Grand Lodges with respect to their sovereign rights.  

The aim of the Fraternity is to maintain a focus on Masonic aims, reduce bureaucracy, the desire of ambition and retain low costs.   The basis Masonic values of freedom is essential together with the recognition of a Supreme being called God in all main religions.  The V.S.L. (Volume of Sacred Law or Lore) of main recognised religions is essentially recognised and Open at every Lodge Meeting.

The new Order of European Fraternity and Universality recognises Grand Lodges which have membership of male and female Masons equally as well as Lodges which retain only male members or female only members. Intervisiting between Lodges within the membership of the Grand Order for European Fraternity and Universality is entirely in accordance with the membership of the individual Grand Lodges with respect to their own visiting rules. Membership of GLFM-W (Grand Lodge of Freemasonry for Men and Women, England, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Cyprus)  may visit GLEFU (Grand Lodge for European Fraternity and Universality) freely with respect to individual Grand Lodges as recognised by GLEFU Rules.

The Grand Lodge for European Fraternity and Universality practices symbolic rituals, which at present are the Craft Ritual of Emulation, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of the Additional and Perfection degrees.