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

21 March 2017 “Smart” Move By Leeds Freemasons’ In Supporting Martin House Children’s Hospice
20 March 2017 Areas 1 to 5 Regular Lodge Meetings Monthly Calendars Updated in Masonic Diary Dates
7 March 2017 Lessons At Kirkburton First School Just Got More Exciting, Thanks To The Freemasons
4 March 2017 Provincial Charity / RMBI Festival Newsletter – March 2017
27 February 2017 Provincial Grand Master’s Notes for February 2017
26 February 2017 Todmorden Freemasons Drum Up Financial Support For Army Cadet Band
13 February 2017 Freemasons Cook Up Financial Support To Help Upgrade Fell Rescue Association’s Kitchen!
12 February 2017 MASONIC LIGHT Lauches in Area 2
3 February 2017 Windfall For Yorkshire Charities As Freemasons Celebrate 300th Anniversary
29 January 2017 Provincial Grand Masters Notes for January 2017
24 January 2017 Victoria Lodge Supports Bradford Disability Football Club
24 January 2017 Goose & Gridiron Comes to Skipton!
22 January 2017 Harrogate Hospital Radio’s Call For New CD Storage Units Answered By Town’s Freemasons
20 January 2017 Hospice Certificate Presentations in Area 5
20 January 2017 Organ Concert Grand Lodge London 8 March 17
19 January 2017 Yet More Charity Presentations
7 January 2017 More Charitable Giving at Mirfield
7 January 2017 Three Huddersfield Area Hospices receive grants in excess of £7,600
7 January 2017 Freemasons Donate Over £29,000 To 26 Yorkshire Charities
28 December 2016 Knaresborough Freemasons’ Donation “In Tune” With School Music Department’s Needs
27 December 2016 The Provincial Grand Master’s Festive Message
26 December 2016 RMBI Festival Newsletter – December 2016
26 December 2016 THREE Huddersfield area hospices have received thousands of pounds from the Masonic Charitable Foundation
29 November 2016 Provincial Grand Charity Stewards Address
29 November 2016 RMBI Festival Charity Newsletter
27 November 2016 Provincial Grand Master’s Newsletter November 2016
25 November 2016 Yorkshire Freemasons Honour Miners and Brethren Killed In Pit Disaster With Donation to Memorial Fund
25 November 2016 Donation boosts IT provision at Worth Valley Primary, Keighley

Our Province

Yorkshire, West Riding is one of the 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 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


Fundraising for The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution 2017 Festival continues.

Get your donations in today! The RMBI festival ends in:

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Masonic Diary Dates

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

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Area 2_RLM_MAR-APR 2017 Calendar

Area 3_RLM_MAR-APR 2017 Calendar

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Here is a Document that offers an explanation of the Area Regular Lodge Meeting Calendars.