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David S. Pratt - Provincial Grand Master
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|18 September 2017||Goose & Gridiron – Harrogate – 3rd October 2017!|
|17 September 2017||MCF Community Awards – Over 3000 Votes A Day!|
|17 September 2017||Ripon Cathedral To Host Masonic Ceremony Last Held In Province Of Yorkshire West Riding More Than A Century Ago|
|13 September 2017||Goose & Gridiron Curry Night – Barnoldswick, 7:30pm Thursday 19th October|
|13 September 2017||MASONIC LIGHT – Brighouse – Book your place now!|
|13 September 2017||Areas 1 to 5 Regular Lodge Meeting Monthly Calendars Updated 13/9 in Masonic Diary Dates|
|7 September 2017||Provincial Tercentenary Curry Supper on Saturday, 25th November 2017, at the Aagrah Midpoint Suite, Bradford|
|5 September 2017||Eight Yorkshire Charities Financial Winners Of Masonic Community Awards Public Vote|
|5 September 2017||Provincial Charity Newsletter – September 2017|
|4 September 2017||Second Northern Masonic Variety Show – Saturday, 14th April 2018|
|30 August 2017||The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – August 2017|
|30 August 2017||International Interest Shown in Floral Beds|
|25 August 2017||Brain tumour research, tackling social isolation and much more from the MCF|
|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.|
|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!|
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 is published in spring and autumn each year by Yorkshire WR Masonic Activities Ltd, under the chairmanship of W Bro John B Gledhill, PSGD.
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