Area 1 Launch of the Masonic Light Programme

Masonic Light will be launching in Area 1 on Wednesday 14th March.

This important event will be hosted by St.Peter & Harmony 600, 6.30pm start.

Masonic Light is a series of lectures and presentations which better explain the symbolism, ritual and workings of our ceremonies to promote a deeper understanding of why we do what we do and what it’s really all about. It was developed originally by Bro. Dr. Robert Lomas and has been extremely well received, particularly in Areas 3 and 5.

The lecture about the secrets of the Entered Apprentice Degree will be presented by Tim Brooksbank. This is a really enlightening lecture for everyone, especially Entered Apprentices but also more experienced Masons too.

Further information will be provided to all Area 1 Lodges in the next few weeks. If you’re from an Area 1 lodge please put this in your diary and ensure wherever possible your newer members attend plus as many of your experienced members as would like to be there. Visitors from other areas are of course very welcome too!

Any immediate queries should be made to Tim Brooksbank, email or telephone 07789 981463.

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Knowledge Essential To A Secure Understanding Of The Royal Arch – 30th November 2017

At an Extraordinary Convocation of the Universities Chapter, Yorkshire, No. 4047 on Thursday 30th November, 2017 at 6pm in Hull, Excellent Companion E. John T. Acaster, a recent Past Master of Quatuor Corronati Lodge No. 2076 and a past president of the Manchester Association of Masonic Research will be delivering a lecture entitled

“Knowledge Essential To A Secure Understanding Of The Royal Arch”.

For details and booking information, please see the flyer below.
UCY 4047 Hull Lecture Flyer – Nov 17

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Masonic Light – Dr Robert Lomas will give a talk entitled “The Six Tracing Boards of the Craft” at the Harrogate & Claro Lodge No.1001 on 13th October. See the Flyer for more details.

Secrets of Tracing Boards – H&C

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MASONIC LIGHT – Brighouse – Book your place now!

The Internationally Renowned Writer and Masonic Historian

Bro. Dr Robert Lomas

Will be delivering a talk entitled

“The Secrets of the Second Degree”

See the poster for more detail and booking information:


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MASONIC LIGHT – The Secrets Of The 3rd Degree

MASONIC LIGHT presents the internationally renowned writer and Masonic historian, Bro. Dr Robert Lomas, for a talk entitled:

“The Secrets Of The 3rd Degree”

This talk is especially for newer MM Brethren – but no matter how long it has been since your Raising you will find it fascinating, enjoyable and thought provoking – all Brethren above the rank of FC are welcome!

The talk will be followed by a short question & answer session and will be held at:

Vale of Nidd Lodge, Pateley Bridge
Thursday 14th September

Please see the flyer below for booking details:

MASONIC LIGHT – Secrets of Third Degree – 140917 – Vale Of Nidd Flyer

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Prestonian Lecture 2017, “The Grand Design”

The Prestonian Lecture is the only lecture given under the authority of the United Grand Lodge of England. William Preston (1742-1818), the foremost Masonic educator of his time, left a legacy to provide for an Annual Lectureship.

The Prestonian Lecture for 2017 is a particularly important lecture in the Tercentenary Year to be delivered by a Past Grand Secretary and his topic, The Grand Design, will be of value and interest to all Masons.

Please see the flyer below for more details:


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The PROVINCIAL LECTURES List has been updated with a new batch of lectures added.

We are pleased to inform you that a NEW batch of lectures have just been released to the Provincial Lectures Lists. There are now

 244  CRAFT Lectures
 34   RA Lectures
 11   CRAFT DIY Lectures
 14   RA DIY Lectures
 27   Light Nuggets

Together with an updated list of 75 Lecturers who are ready and willing to deliver their Lectures.

If you have a Regular meeting scheduled or if you want to do something interesting at an LOI with your Junior Brethren, there is plenty to choose from at

Keep spreading the MASONIC LIGHT !!!

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MASONIC LIGHT Lauches in Area 2

Brethren, the MASONIC LIGHT program is to be introduced into Area 2 on 11th April 2017 at the Masonic Rooms, Brighouse, at 7.00pm.


MASONIC LIGHT is a program which provides the opportunity for all of our Brethren to gain a better understanding of the rituals and the meaning of Freemasonry. It has been developed as a trial in Area 5 and recently also launched in Area 3.

This first meeting will consist of a presentation, the first in the series, to be given by Bro Dr Robert Lomas and entitled

“The Secrets of the Entered Apprentice Degree, The Long and the Short of it”.

This will be followed by questions and answers and a discussion on any topic that you may wish to ask about.

The evening is open to all Masons from Entered Apprentice upwards.

Dress code is casual, jeans are acceptable as are shirt and tie. This is meant to be a relaxed atmosphere.

The bar will be open and there will be pie and peas afterwards at a nominal price of £5. There will also be a vegetarian option. THE CLOSING DATE FOR FOOD BOOKINGS IS 6th APRIL 2017

If you wish to attend please contact Ken Hill on 07752 269861 or Arthur Wainwright on 07712155927 or E-mail

The launch of MASONIC LIGHT is fully supported by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Area 2, W.Bro John Gledhill. It should be an excellent night and well worth participating in.

At the end of the evening, further details will be provided on how the program is going to ‘Roll-out’ throughout the Area.

Clive Hawkins PPJGW Area 2 Education programmes

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The Future of Freemasonry

Brethren All


The attached flyer relates to a presentation by W Bro Tony Harvey PAGDC.

W Bro Harvey is the 2012 Prestonian lecturer and on this occasion will deliver a presentation entitled

‘ The future of Freemasonry: Evolution and change’.

Tuesday May 24th 2016 Ivanhoe Lodge

Tyles at 6.00 pm –

Everyone welcome!

The future of Freemasonry

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Quatuor Coronati Lodge Tercentenary Conference

With wide interest in the forthcoming Tercentenary of UGL, a Tercentenary Conference arranged by Quatuor Coronati Lodge will be held between 9 and 11 September 2016 at Cambridge University. Attendance for the full weekend is not essential and Brethren may attend any one or more days.

The attached brochures set out the timetable and application procedure. The Conference may be of  interest to the brethren of this Province, as members of the Province are speaking at the Conference.

Master copy QC Conference Brochure v.1.8 as at 21 March 2016

Tercentenary Conference Master Programme as at 21 March 2016

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