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

21 January 2018 Areas 1 to 5 CRAFT and ROYAL ARCH Monthly Calendars Updated 21/01/18 in Masonic Diary Dates
8 January 2018 Interested in Classic Vehicles?
6 January 2018 Spa Lodge’s Christmas Dinner makes headlines in the Harrogate Advertiser!
6 January 2018 Goose & Gridiron – January 18th – Kildwick
5 January 2018 David Staples Speaks about the Misrepresentation of Freemasons
2 January 2018 Emulation Lodge of Improvement Annual Festival 2018
31 December 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – December 2017
29 December 2017 The Provincial Quiz is Coming to your Area!
29 December 2017 Hospice Funding in Area 5
28 December 2017 Twenty-Four Yorkshire Organisations Share £35,000 Freemasons End Of Year Boost
28 December 2017 Provincial Charity Newsletter – December 2017
27 December 2017 Hospice Funding in Haworth and Bradford
20 December 2017 Provincial Grand Master’s Fund Grants – December 2017
11 December 2017 Goose & Gridiron – Harrogate 28th December 2017
10 December 2017 Funding Boost for Three Huddersfield Area Hospices
30 November 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – November 2017
29 November 2017 Would you like to be involved in the future of the Province?
22 November 2017 White Rose Magazine Edition 56 – Autumn 2017
15 November 2017 Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter
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!

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

Get your thinking caps on! The quiz is coming to you soon!