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
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|5 February 2016||Masonic Grants for Flood Relief|
|5 February 2016||RMBI Festival Newsletter, February 2016|
|3 February 2016||FLOODS RESPONSE UPDATE|
|1 February 2016||Criterion Chapter of First Principals No 6620|
|1 February 2016||Freemasons Act To Help Flood Victims|
|26 January 2016||MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF WEST RIDING MASONIC CHARITIES ON THE FLOOD RELIEF.|
|25 January 2016||Roger D. Newhouse Installed as Assistant Provincial Grand Master|
|23 January 2016||Provincial Education and Training Workshops (March 2016)|
|23 January 2016||Area Liaison Officers Meeting – Hoyle Court Saturday 5th March 2016|
|15 January 2016||PGM’s Monthly Posting – January 2016|
|14 January 2016||Craven Lodge Supports Friends of Airedale Hospital Group To the Tune Of £1,000|
|14 January 2016||2017 RMBI Festival Banquet – Saturday June 10th 2017|
|14 January 2016||St. Valentines night dinner dance at Cedar Court near Bradford.|
|14 January 2016||Flood relief|
|7 January 2016||Update on Flood Relief|
|5 January 2016||Provincial Three Peaks Challenge|
|31 December 2015||The Floods – The Province Joins the fight in a big clean-up in Calder Valley|
|30 December 2015||Flooding – A Message of Support from a very concerned Provincial Grand Master|
|28 December 2015||New Provincial web site, and 2015 usage statistics|
|17 December 2015||New Assistant Provincial Grand Master Appointed|
|17 December 2015||White Rose, Autumn 2015|
|17 December 2015||PGM’s Fund – Minor Grants December 2015|
|15 December 2015||Universities Scheme News|
|14 December 2015||News from the Provincial Grand Master, December 2015|
|4 December 2015||RMBI Festival Newsletter, December 2015|
|23 November 2015||Full House at Chantry Chapter Installation|
|11 November 2015||Provincial Grand Chapter Cheque Presentation|
|7 November 2015||The Travelling Pedestal Scheme|
|6 November 2015||The Leeds & District Lodge of Installed Masters No. 7918 – An Entertaining Presentation of Rudyard Kipling’s Masonic and Soldier Poems|
|6 November 2015||RMBI Festival Newsletter, November 2015|
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.
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.
Fundraising for The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution 2017 Festival continues.
By the end of December, the 2017 RMBI Festival achieved the staggering sum of £2,000,000 thanks to the outstanding support and generosity of our Brethren and their families. This is a fantastic achievement and a solid foundation upon which to build for the last phase of the Festival.
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.