Masonic Province of Yorkshire, West Riding

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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.

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David S. Pratt - Provincial Grand Master

David S. Pratt

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Latest News

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.
15 August 2017 Areas 1 to 5 Regular Lodge Meeting Monthly Calendars Updated 15/8 in Masonic Diary Dates
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)
26 July 2017 Fifty Hungry People Enjoy Sunday Lunch, Courtesy Of Harrogate Freemasons
25 July 2017 TLC Donation in memory of W Bro Ken Walter
25 July 2017 Prestonian Lecture 2017, “The Grand Design”
21 July 2017 Brilliant sunshine for the Connaught Court Summer Fair
18 July 2017 Stride Theatre in Wakefield – PGM’s Fund Award
14 July 2017 Details of Ripon Cathedral Service Announced
13 July 2017 Support for Civic Charities
11 July 2017 Fish & Chips & Real Ale Steam Train Charter – Extra Seats Now Available!
10 July 2017 “Little Pips” at Hollybank School – Rugby Football Lodge Donation
9 July 2017 Liverpool to Goole Canoe Challenge Underway – Radio & TV appearences on Monday 10th July
7 July 2017 Grant from PGM’s fund to the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre
5 July 2017 Yorkshire Freemasons Cycle from London to Leeds in One Day
1 July 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – June 2017
1 July 2017 PGM’s Tercentenary Fund – Get Your Applications In Soon
28 June 2017 Special Olympics Initiative Gets Disabled Leeds Children Active, Thanks To £60,000 Masonic Donation
27 June 2017 PGM’s Fund Minor Grant Awards
26 June 2017 Tercentenary Organ Concert – 13th September, 2017
20 June 2017 Cosmopolitan Hotel – The Leeds Lodge Plaque Now On Display
20 June 2017 Goose & Gridiron, Settle, 21st June 2017
19 June 2017 Well Deserved Accolade – David Steel Jubilee

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


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_AUG-SEPT 2017 Calendar

Area 2_RLM_AUG-SEPT 2017 Calendar

Area 3_RLM_AUG-SEPT 2017 Calendar

Area 4_RLM_AUG-SEPT 2017 Calendar

Area 5_RLM_AUG-SEPT 2017 Calendar

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