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

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)
30 March 2016 PGM’s Fund – Minor Grants Awarded, March 2016
30 March 2016 West Riding Charity Cheque Presentation Dinner (video)
26 March 2016 PGM’s Monthly Posting – March 2016
23 March 2016 Quatuor Coronati Lodge Tercentenary Conference
21 March 2016 CHOICES – The very first newsletter
7 March 2016 RMBI Festival Newsletter, March 2016
20 February 2016 PGM’s Monthly Posting – February 2016
18 February 2016 PGM Fund Grant Recipients Presentation Evening
6 February 2016 Help for Tadcaster Flood Victims – A Welcome Relief
5 February 2016 Masonic Grants for Flood Relief
5 February 2016 RMBI Festival Newsletter, February 2016
1 February 2016 Criterion Chapter of First Principals No 6620
1 February 2016 Freemasons Act To Help Flood Victims
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

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.

Masonic Diary Dates

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.

The amount transferred to the RMBI as at the end of April is £2,233,899; a marvellous figure.
Thanks again to everyone.


White Rose Masonic News

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.