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.

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David S. Pratt - Provincial Grand Master

David S. Pratt

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Latest News

22 May 2017 Areas 1 to 5 Regular Lodge Meetings Monthly Calendars Updated in Masonic Diary Dates
17 May 2017 The London To Leeds Masonic Cycle
17 May 2017 The PROVINCIAL LECTURES List has been updated with a new batch of lectures added.
16 May 2017 Goose & Gridiron – Harrogate 23rd May 2017
7 May 2017 Celebrate in the Centre of the Province – Tercentenary Goose & Gridiron!
6 May 2017 Clasics on the Square Tercentenary Run – Sunday 25th June
4 May 2017 Provincial Grand Lodge – 2nd May 2017
3 May 2017 Freemasons Grant More Than £100,000 To Six Yorkshire Charities
3 May 2017 It’s all over bar the shouting!
30 April 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – April 2017
28 April 2017 Watch the Unveiling of the Memorial to Freemasons awarded the Victoria Cross during WW1
24 April 2017 Freemasons Plant 300 Oaks On Otley Chevin To Mark Brotherhood’s 300th Anniversary
23 April 2017 UGLE Launch Revamped Website
21 April 2017 Tercentenary Events confirmed are listed in the Masonic Diary Dates section.
20 April 2017 Father Initiates Son at Royal Forest Lodge 401
19 April 2017 Goose & Gridiron, Carleton-In-Craven, 25th April!
15 April 2017 West Yorkshire Freemasons Donate More Than £33,000 To 27 Regional Organisations
12 April 2017 Final Festival Fling ‘Come Dance the Night Away’ – A Great Success!
6 April 2017 Pentalpha Chapter No.974 – Address by iPad!
31 March 2017 Tapton Masonic Hall, Sheffield – Open Events Announced!
30 March 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – March 2017
30 March 2017 Mirfield Freemasons Host Charity Presentation Evening
28 March 2017 Provincial Masonic Meeting Places Committee Seminar
28 March 2017 Masonic Charitable Foundation – Lifelites
21 March 2017 “Smart” Move By Leeds Freemasons’ In Supporting Martin House Children’s Hospice
7 March 2017 Lessons At Kirkburton First School Just Got More Exciting, Thanks To The Freemasons
4 March 2017 Provincial Charity / RMBI Festival Newsletter – March 2017
27 February 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – February 2017
26 February 2017 Todmorden Freemasons Drum Up Financial Support For Army Cadet Band
13 February 2017 Freemasons Cook Up Financial Support To Help Upgrade Fell Rescue Association’s Kitchen!

Our Province

Yorkshire, West Riding is one of the oldest Provinces 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.

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.

RMBI Festival 2017


Fundraising for The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution 2017 Festival came to a close at midnight on 30th April 2017. Thank you to everyone!

The total amount transferred to the RMBI ...

...will be revealed at the Festival Banquet on 10th June!

Masonic Diary Dates

TERCENTENARY EVENTS – all of the confirmed events listed and updated regularly.

Tercentenary confirmed events v20

These Updated Calendars are intended to show what ceremonies the Lodges in ALL the Areas are doing this month.

Area 1_RLM_MAY-JUN 2017 Calendar

Area 2_RLM_MAY-JUN 2017 Calendar

Area 3_RLM_MAY-JUN 2017 Calendar

Area 4_RLM_MAY-JUN 2017 Calendar

Area 5_RLM_MAY-JUN 2017 Calendar

All the Area Calendars have now been amended to comply with Data Protection requirements. An updated explanation Document is below.