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

14 November 2017 Areas 1 to 5 Regular Lodge Meeting Monthly Calendars Updated 14/11 in Masonic Diary Dates
31 October 2017 Provincial Tercentenary Curry Supper – booking deadline extended!
31 October 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – October 2017
30 October 2017 Knowledge Essential To A Secure Understanding Of The Royal Arch – 30th November 2017
24 October 2017 Send your Christmas cards using official Tercentenary stamps!!
9 October 2017 West Yorkshire Freemasons Donate More Than £36,000 To 20 Regional organisations
8 October 2017 Masonic Light – Dr Robert Lomas will give a talk entitled “The Six Tracing Boards of the Craft” at the Harrogate & Claro Lodge No.1001 on 13th October. See the Flyer for more details.
4 October 2017 Second Northern Masonic Variety Show – Saturday, 14th April 2018
29 September 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – September 2017
25 September 2017 Historic Masonic Ceremony Performed in Ripon Cathedral
18 September 2017 Goose & Gridiron – Harrogate – 3rd October 2017!
17 September 2017 MCF Community Awards – Over 3000 Votes A Day!
17 September 2017 Ripon Cathedral To Host Masonic Ceremony Last Held In Province Of Yorkshire West Riding More Than A Century Ago
13 September 2017 Goose & Gridiron Curry Night – Barnoldswick, 7:30pm Thursday 19th October
13 September 2017 MASONIC LIGHT – Brighouse – Book your place now!
7 September 2017 Provincial Tercentenary Curry Supper on Saturday, 25th November 2017, at the Aagrah Midpoint Suite, Bradford
5 September 2017 Eight Yorkshire Charities Financial Winners Of Masonic Community Awards Public Vote
5 September 2017 Provincial Charity Newsletter – September 2017
30 August 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – August 2017
30 August 2017 International Interest Shown in Floral Beds
25 August 2017 Brain tumour research, tackling social isolation and much more from the MCF
21 August 2017 Jonathan Spence Tercentenary Challenge Cup – Last Chance To Apply
16 August 2017 MASONIC LIGHT – The Secrets Of The 3rd Degree
15 August 2017 Tercentenary Ball at the Ripon Spa Hotel announced, Saturday 14th Oct by De Grey and Ripon Lodge.
15 August 2017 Tercentenary Events v26 confirmed, latest update listed in the Masonic Diary Dates section.
6 August 2017 Assistant Grand Master becomes patron of children’s hospice charity Lifelites
2 August 2017 Freemasons Join The Yorkshire Day Celebration Mayors Parade!
1 August 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – July 2017
1 August 2017 Tercentenary Lunchtime Organ Recital in Giggleswick – Saturday 28th October
31 July 2017 MCF Tercentenary Community Awards – LAST CHANCE TO VOTE TODAY! (31st July)

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

White Rose Masonic News Logo

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

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Some 600 brethren, their wives and partners, shared in the celebrations and delight as the outstanding result of the Festival, kept under wraps until the night, was greeted with acclaim and great satisfaction by all present. The amount raised was fitting recognition to mark the 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry within the United Grand Lodge of England, and testimony to the hard work and dedication of Brethren and their families during the five years of the Festival.

The Total Realised is a Fantastic £3,300,300

Masonic Diary Dates

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

Tercentenary confirmed events v26

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

Area 1_RLM_NOV-DEC 2017 Calendar

Area 2_RLM_NOV-DEC 2017 Calendar

Area 3_RLM_NOV-DEC 2017 Calendar

Area 4_RLM_NOV-DEC 2017 Calendar

Area 5_RLM_NOV-DEC 2017 Calendar

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

THE AREA RLM CALENDAR NOTES