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.

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David S. Pratt - Provincial Grand Master

David S. Pratt

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Latest News

26 June 2017 MCF Tercentenary Community Awards – Vote Before 31st July!
26 June 2017 Tercentenary Organ Concert – 13th September, 2017
21 June 2017 Areas 1 to 5 Regular Lodge Meetings Monthly Calendars Updated 21/6 in Masonic Diary Dates
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
17 June 2017 Flower Power Helps Harrogate And Ripon Freemasons Celebrate 300th & 200th Anniversaries
14 June 2017 Tercentenary Summer Ball, Harrogate, 24th June 2017 – Last few tickets left!
13 June 2017 RMBI Festival Banquet Photos Available for Purchase
12 June 2017 Eight Yorkshire Charities In Line For Share Of £3M, 300 Grants, Giveaway!
9 June 2017 Fish & Chips & Real Ale Steam Train Charter – Last Few Seats Left!
9 June 2017 Tercentenary Events v24 confirmed, updated are listed in the Masonic Diary Dates section.
8 June 2017 Booking Details for the Royal Albert Hall Mirror Event – Grand Connaught Rooms, 31 October 2017
6 June 2017 Yorkshire Air Ambulance
5 June 2017 Provincial Charity Newsletter – June 2017
26 May 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – May 2017
25 May 2017 Support for Victims of the Manchester Bombing
25 May 2017 Ilkley Freemason Raises Money For Local Cancer Charity
17 May 2017 The London To Leeds Masonic Cycle
17 May 2017 The PROVINCIAL LECTURES List has been updated with a new batch of lectures added.
16 May 2017 Goose & Gridiron – Harrogate 23rd May 2017
7 May 2017 Celebrate in the Centre of the Province – Tercentenary Goose & Gridiron!
6 May 2017 Classics on the Square Tercentenary Run – Sunday 25th June
4 May 2017 Provincial Grand Lodge – 2nd May 2017
3 May 2017 Freemasons Grant More Than £100,000 To Six Yorkshire Charities
3 May 2017 It’s all over bar the shouting!
30 April 2017 The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – April 2017
28 April 2017 Watch the Unveiling of the Memorial to Freemasons awarded the Victoria Cross during WW1
24 April 2017 Freemasons Plant 300 Oaks On Otley Chevin To Mark Brotherhood’s 300th Anniversary

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 v24

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

Area 1_RLM_JUN-JULY 2017 Calendar

Area 2_RLM_JUN-JULY 2017 Calendar

Area 3_RLM_JUN-JULY 2017 Calendar

Area 4_RLM_JUN-JULY 2017 Calendar

Area 5_RLM_JUN-JULY 2017 Calendar

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