Masonic Province of Yorkshire, West Riding

Welcome to our Provincial website

This is the latest exciting phase in my commitment to ensure that every member of our Province can access information, easily and openly and know that they have a platform in which to present their views. Each and every one of you can influence future content of our site and indeed a number of our younger and newer Brethren have been part of the consultation process as we take our communications strategy to a new level.

We need the regular input of members with news to ensure that this Website is useful, current, vibrant and attractive.

If you do have any news or suggestions, please contact our Webmaster.

David S. Pratt - Provincial Grand Master

David S. Pratt

Read all the PGM's news announcements here.

Latest News

6 December 2016 Area 5 Meetings
29 November 2016 Provincial Grand Charity Stewards Address
29 November 2016 RMBI Festival Charity Newsletter
27 November 2016 Provincial Grand Master’s Newsletter November 2016
25 November 2016 Yorkshire Freemasons Honour Miners and Brethren Killed In Pit Disaster With Donation to Memorial Fund
25 November 2016 Donation boosts IT provision at Worth Valley Primary, Keighley
21 November 2016 Important News from UGLE and Province of Yorkshire West Riding
14 November 2016 Bradford Grammar School shares Kettlewell and Upper Wharfedale Remembrance Day Service.
13 November 2016 “Goose & Gridiron” News
8 November 2016 Ripon Cathedral Receives Funding for Restoration
28 October 2016 The Provincial Grand Master’s October Message
24 October 2016 Last Night of the Proms?
19 October 2016 Over £2k raised for Breast Cancer Haven
12 October 2016 The latest Provincial Grand Master’s Fund Grants
10 October 2016 Local Media Statistics for September 2016
10 October 2016 £2500 RAISED FOR
3 October 2016 Freemasons “Reel In” New Members With Creation Of Lodge For Country Pursuits Lovers
3 October 2016 Provincial Grand Master’s Newsletter – September 2016
27 September 2016 “Teddies For Loving Care” Milestone Marked At Harrogate District Hospital’s A&E Department
27 September 2016 Masonic Charitable Foundation – For Freemasons, for families, for everyone
22 September 2016 Installation of The Deputy Provincial Grand Master
20 September 2016 Teddies Are a Big Hit at Sheffield Hospital – Again
19 September 2016 Freemasons’ Teddies Bring Loving Care – And A £1,000 Donation – To Leeds General Infirmary’s Paediatric A&E Department
15 September 2016 RMBI Festival Charity Newsletter
30 August 2016 Leeds & District Lodge of Installed Masters
30 August 2016 Sheffield’s Tapton Masonic Hall throws open it’s doors for Heritage Open Day
30 August 2016 The Provincial Grand Masters Message for August 2016
25 August 2016 Tapton Masonic Hall to open its doors to the public on 9th September
25 August 2016 Tadcaster Flood Relief Pumps Funded By Freemasons Swing Into Action…In First Week!

Our Province

Yorkshire, West Riding is one of the oldest Province in Freemasonry and has retained its name from the reorganisation of the English Counties under the Boundary Commission of 1974.

Within the Province there are over 200 Lodges and 82 Royal Arch Chapters with almost 6,000 members. The name does not reflect its geographical extent, which covers the whole of West and South Yorkshire and parts of North and East Yorkshire, an area of some 2,350 sq miles, from Ripon in the North to Sheffield in the South, Bentham in the West to Goole in the East.

The diversity of the region, from moorland to major industrial and commercial centre and market town to large urban conurbation, is reflected in the membership profile, which represents every social and cultural group of the population.

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RMBI Festival


Fundraising for The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution 2017 Festival continues.

The amount transferred to the RMBI so far is... £2,545,283.00 A marvellous figure. Thanks again to everyone.

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White Rose Masonic News

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White Rose Masonic News is published in spring and autumn each year by Yorkshire WR Masonic Activities Ltd, under the chairmanship of W Bro John B Gledhill, PSGD.

Read the White Rose Masonic News online.