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

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Latest News

21 May 2018 Bags of cash from the Freemasons helps launch Harrogate District Hospital’s Comfort Bags initiative
21 May 2018 Freemasons give £90,000 to five Yorkshire charities
18 May 2018 All Area Craft & Royal Arch Calendars Updated 18/05/18 in Masonic Diary Dates
8 April 2018 PGM’s Fund Minor Grants – Twenty One Yorkshire Organisations Share £30,000 Easter Masonic Windfall
4 April 2018 Prostate Cancer Awareness
31 March 2018 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – March 2018
27 March 2018 Goose & Gridiron – Skipton, May 22nd 2018
25 March 2018 Hugely Successful Area 1 Masonic Light Launch
19 March 2018 “Tercentenary Certificate Presentations – Area 4 – Photos now available
17 March 2018 Masonic Meeting Places 2018 Seminar – Saturday 21st April 2018
17 March 2018 Northern Masonic Variety Show – not long to go, book your places!
13 March 2018 Lifelites says a big thank you to Freemasons
11 March 2018 A Yorkshire Lodge in London? Find out more…
11 March 2018 Tercentenary Certificate Presentations – Area 2 – Photos now available
2 March 2018 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – February 2018
27 February 2018 Criterion Chapter – Speaker Programme 2018
26 February 2018 Harrogate and District Sea Cadets Annual Awards
22 February 2018 Tercentenary Certificate Presentations – Photos
22 February 2018 Guardian Amends Article
21 February 2018 Latest on Variety Extravaganza!
21 February 2018 Freemasons And Zumba Enthusiasts Raise More Than £7,000 For Harrogate District Hospital’s Nidderdale Ward
18 February 2018 Inside the World of Freemasonry – published in The Star
16 February 2018 Leeds Scouts Soak Up Freemasons Donation For Wetsuits
10 February 2018 I’m a Freemason, and the discrimination against us has to stop
9 February 2018 Daily Mirror removes misleading article on Freemasons from their website!
8 February 2018 Harrogate Freemasons present trailer to Harrogate charity Horticap
8 February 2018 ‘Enough is Enough’ says the United Grand Lodge of England
8 February 2018 A Message to our Brethren from the PGM
7 February 2018 £2,500.00 Raised at Area 4 Gala Dinner
6 February 2018 Special meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge

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.

Yorkshire West Riding Provincial Quiz

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