The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – March 2018

Ripon revisited – A Groundhog Day Stone Laying Ceremony, “Enough is Enough”, 2018 – “BEST YEAR EVER”!

Read our PGM’s March message at the link below:

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Northern Masonic Variety Show – not long to go, book your places!

High Rulers coming to Bradford

Assistant Grand Master Sir David Wootton, a Past Master of Bradfordians Lodge, will be joined by Mark Master Masons Pro Grand Master Raymond John Smith at the second Northern Masonic Variety show next month.

Venue for the musical and entertainment extravaganza is the splendid Gothic Price Hall at Bradford Grammar School on Saturday, 14 April, for a spectacular staged and managed by the incomparable Freddie “Parrot-face” Davies.

PGM David Pratt and Mark PGM James Steggles have booked their tickets and West Yorkshire Lord Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe will head a number of local dignitaries attending the prestigious fund-raising event.

Versatile violinist/electric violinist Lauren Hinds, who has entertained audiences across the UK, and impressionist Terry Webster, a one-man musical and comedy act, feature among an exciting line-up.

Tickets are £20 and a booking form can be downloaded here:
Variety Show Booking Form

This year’s proceeds will go to the West Yorkshire Mark Masons 2023 Festival and towards providing 52 ambulances and support vehicles for St John Ambulance.



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A Yorkshire Lodge in London? Find out more…

After a series of meetings between the two Yorkshire Provinces and with the assistance of the Metropolitan Grand Lodge it is proposed for a Lodge to be formed for Brethren and Gentlemen who are interested in becoming a joining member or being initiated into Freemasonry who live or have a connection in the Capital.

The Metropolitan Grand Master is in favour of this proposal and negotiations are well underway between the Provinces and Metropolitan Grand Lodge.

Should you be interested in the proposed lodge further detail can be obtained from alanhurdley@ntlworld.com


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The Provincial Grand Master’s Message – February 2018

Tercentenary Initiates & Appointments, new members, “Enough is Enough”: 2018 – “BEST YEAR EVER”!

Read our PGM’s February message at the link below:

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Tercentenary Certificate Presentations – Photos

To celebrate the Tercentenary Anniversary of UGLE, the Provincial Grand Master presented every new Freemason who was Initiated into the craft during the 300th Anniversary year with a certificate, and invested a number of Freemasons as Past Grand Stewards.

The event was held at Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Leeds, where partners and friends of the recipients were invited to share in the celebration.

The PGM opened Provincial Grand Lodge outside the main temple at Castle Grove. It was then called off and the PGM and his officers entered the main temple. The presentations and Investitures were carried out after which the PGM and his officers retired to an ante room, called on and then closed Provincial Grand Lodge.

All present then enjoyed a buffet in the Ballroom.

Photographs of the event can be found at the link below and may be used freely providing the use of them is not derogatory to Freemasonry or anyone depicted therein.

Tercentenary Investiture and Cetificate Presentation Photos


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Guardian Amends Article

We are grateful to The Guardian for amending the article originally titled: ‘Two Freemasons’ Lodges Operating Secretly at Westminster’ on their website to “remove a misleading impression conveyed by the original headline”.

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Latest on Variety Extravaganza!

Versatile violinist/electric violinist Lauren Hinds, who has entertained audiences across the UK and most recently at London’s Royal Festival Hall, is the latest performer signed up for the second Northern Masonic Variety Show.

The splendid Gothic Price Hall at Bradford Grammar School is again the venue on Saturday, 14 April, for an extravaganza staged and managed by the incomparable Freddie “Parrot-face” Davies.

A member for some 50 years of the Chelsea Lodge No 3098, noted for entertainers and showbiz personalities among its members, and now living in North Yorkshire, he will again front a wide-ranging repertoire to suit all tastes.

Lauren is an accomplished soloist who enjoys playing a mixture of popular, classical, and contemporary music. She has regularly performed with groups STORM and the Adelia String Quartet and has appeared at a variety of theatres across France and Belgium.

Returning by popular demand is versatile impressionist Terry Webster, a one-man musical comedy act, who brought the house down in 2015. Musician, tv and cabaret artiste for some 50 years, Terry is a former front man for the Rockin Berries.

Craft and Mark Lodges have booking details (Tickets £20) and organisers the Bradfordians Concert Committee hope to surpass the £15,000 raised for the 2017 RMBI Festival in 2015.

Additionally, the booking form can be downloaded here:
Variety Show Booking Form

This year’s proceeds will go to the West Yorkshire Mark Masons 2023 Festival and towards providing 52 ambulances and support vehicles for St John Ambulance.



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Inside the World of Freemasonry – published in The Star

Freemasonry has made the headlines in The Star, Sheffield with Tapton Hall being a prominent feature on the photographs.

Sheffield Freemasonry continues to thrive!


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Leeds Scouts Soak Up Freemasons Donation For Wetsuits

A Leeds scouts group has “soaked” up a grant of £2,000 from the Freemasons to purchase new wetsuits.

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I’m a Freemason, and the discrimination against us has to stop

West Yorkshire Freemason and author Robert Lomas wrote this piece for the The Independent in response to the recent articles in some national newspapers.

You can read it here:

The Independent


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