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.
The newly invested Provincial Officers at the special meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge at Castle Grove Masonic Hall Leeds on 2nd February.
On this night, the Tercentenary initiates from Area 5 we’re also presented with a certificate, commemorating the significance of their initiation year, by the Provincial Grand Master.
An excellent service at Ripon Cathedral featuring the laying of a foundation stone ceremony, and an extremely bright future for Freemasonry!
Keep celebrating Tercentenary and Bicentenary style… we don’t need an excuse to enjoy ourselves!
Read our PGM’s September message at the link below:
What is the laying of a foundation stone? What is Freemasonry about? Our PGM shares his view on camera:
[Published by the Harrogate Informer]
Watch the camera footage from inside the Cathedral at:
An historic Masonic ceremony last performed in the “West Riding” more than a century ago was revived this Sunday (September 24) in one of Yorkshire’s oldest churches.
The laying of a commemorative flagstone within Ripon Cathedral – to mark the Tercentenary of the first United Grand Lodge of England and financial support given by Freemasons towards the building’s ongoing restoration work – formed an integral part of the annual Service of Thanksgiving, and is excellently covered by the Harrogate Informer at the link below.
Featuring live video interviews of Revd Canon Paul Greenwell and our Provincial Grand Master, both discussing Freemasonry and the event, this article speaks more of our continued openness in society and our increased willingness to engage with our local communities.
Watch the camera footage from inside the Cathedral at:
An historic Masonic ceremony last performed in the “West Riding” more than a century ago will be revived this Sunday (September 24) in one of Yorkshire’s oldest churches.
The laying of a commemorative flagstone within Ripon Cathedral – to mark the Tercentenary of the first United Grand Lodge of England and financial support given by Freemasons towards the building’s ongoing restoration work – will form an integral part of the Freemasons Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s annual Service of Thanksgiving.
More than 500 Freemasons and their partners will be joined on the day by the Assistant Grand Master, Sir David Wootton, the Lord Lieutenants of North, South and West Yorkshire, together with Civic Dignitaries from throughout the Province.
The flagstone – which will be laid in the North Transept by the Provincial Grand Master, assisted by his Deputy and the Provincial Wardens, in accordance with ancient Masonic ceremony – has been engraved with the legend “The Province of Yorkshire West Riding and the Masonic Charitable Foundation supported restoration work in the Cathedral to mark 300 years of Freemasonry 1717-2017”.
The carving and engraving has been carried out by Colin Rickard and Wayne Denny, in the stonemasons’ yard adjacent to the cathedral.
The pair have spent the last year repairing and replacing worn out and damaged flagstones within the cathedral paid for by two grants totalling £12,500 – £7,500 from West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd, and a second, of £5,000, from the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
“On that occasion, the Provincial Grand Master laid the foundation stone of the North Aisle of Mexborough Church on 24 July 1890.
“What was once a common practice during the construction of many buildings is now rarely performed. It is wonderful that Ripon Cathedral is affording us the honour of conducting what will be a once-in-a-life-time ceremony.”
“We are also delighted that Sir David Wootton and dignitaries from across our Province will be joining us on the day for this multi-faith service.”
Provincial Tercentenary Curry Supper, Saturday 25th November, 2017 at the Aagrah Midpoint Suite, Thornbury, Bradford, meeting at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Bidding farewell to a remarkable Tercentenary Year.
It will be held in a casual and friendly “Goose & Gridiron” format, so relax and enjoy yourselves!
Could this be the last such event in 2017? who yet knows, but dare you take the risk of missing it, NO, well book now to avoid disappointment.
Please download the “Flyer” and “Booking Form” below to make sure you do not miss it.
Your invitation to shoot with the Deputy Grand Master, the RWBro Jonathan Spence, to celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry!
The event will be held on Saturday 16 September at Eriswell, near Brandon in Suffolk
Places are limited and this is the last chance to apply, so book soon!
Download the flyer for the booking form and more information:
Tercentenary Events confirmed list has been updated, and there are plenty of activities to get involved with, and enjoy, in August and September. Come rain or sunshine, inside or outdoors, there plenty of things for you to do.
Your support to all these events is very important
To Celebrate the Tercentenary & Bicentenary, Old Giggleswickian Lodge No.8263 will be hosting a “Lunchtime Organ Recital” at 12 Noon on Saturday 28th October 2017.
By kind permission of the Headmaster, Mr Mark Turnbull, MA, the event will be held in the magnificent Giggleswick School Chapel, Nr Settle, BD24 0DE on a fully restored original ‘Father Willis’ organ.
Three very talented and accomplished Masonic Organists:
– W.Bro. Paul Bowen, PGOrg
– W.Bro. Dr. Simon Lindley, PGOrg
– Bro. Jason Lowe
Will play a varied 90 minute programme of music with something for everyone by:
Bach, Bairstow, Costa, Jackson, Malcolm, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Mozart, Rawsthorne, Sullivan, Wesley & Widor.
Admission is Free! See the flyer and booking form for details.
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: