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

25 August 2016 Tadcaster Flood Relief Pumps Funded By Freemasons Swing Into Action…In First Week!
19 August 2016 Bala Lake Railway Experience
4 August 2016 The New Provincial Communications Team
3 August 2016 Airedale Hospital dementia garden benefits from Freemasons’ donation
3 August 2016 Three Graces walk 24½ miles for charity
2 August 2016 The Great Yorkshire Show – Report
29 July 2016 Provincial Grand Masters Newsletter – July 2016
24 June 2016 Provincial Grand Master’s June Message
22 June 2016 Royal Brunswick Lodge No. 296 raises £3000 for F.A.B.L.E
21 June 2016 Volunteers to assist in the operation of the Provincial Website
21 June 2016 THANK YOU
19 June 2016 RMBI Festival Newsletter June 2016
14 June 2016 Area 2 Master Mason’s Academy
13 June 2016 Tercentenary Celebrations – A Grand Ball – 30th September 2017
11 June 2016 St John’s Lodge No. 827 Dewsbury – Charity Show
9 June 2016 Yorkshire Air Ambulance – New Helicopter Unveiling Tuesday 7th June 2016
7 June 2016 The Durham Masonic Caravan and Camping Club
1 June 2016 Tow Path Trek – 31st July 2016
31 May 2016 Chapel Allerton Hospital Receives £1,000 Freemasons Donation
26 May 2016 ‘Bake a Cake’
23 May 2016 Talking Heads
19 May 2016 Holy Royal Arch Supporting Motor Neurone Disease Association
17 May 2016 Announcement of a new Deputy Provincial Grand Master
17 May 2016 PGM’s Monthly Posting
12 May 2016 The Future of Freemasonry
9 May 2016 Emulation Lodge of Improvement, Preceptors’ Festival 2016
5 May 2016 PGM’s Address to Provincial Grand Lodge, May 2016
18 April 2016 PGM’s Monthly Posting
13 April 2016 RMBI Festival Newsletter – April 2016
5 April 2016 A new charity: For Freemasons, for families, for everyone (video)

Our Province

Yorkshire, West Riding is the second oldest Province 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 over 6,300 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.

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About Freemasonry

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies.

RMBI Festival

Fundraising for The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution 2017 Festival continues.

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The amount transferred to the RMBI so far is... £2,355,966 A marvellous figure. Thanks again to everyone.

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.