Well Deserved Accolade – David Steel Jubilee

Eighty-five-year-old David Lewellyn Steel is one of the busiest and much loved Freemasons in our Province.

Recently out of the chair (for a second time) of Shakespeare and Equity Lodge No 1018 and already planning to become First Principal of Connaught Chapter in two years’ time, his Connaught commitment will coincide with 50 years of Royal Arch membership.

Over 90 Brethren witnessed and listened to an absorbing portrayal of his 50 years in Craft Freemasonry when he was presented with a jubilee certificate.

David, whose Masonic career began at Anchor Lodge 6502 in Bristol in 1966, is also a Founder and Past Master of the Rugby Football Lodge No 9811.

Past APGM Stuart Cummins chronicled a fascinating history in Craft, Chapter and other Orders in Freemasonry, as well as cricket and umpiring exploits, when he made the presentation at a special meeting of the RFL at Greenhead Masonic Hall, Huddersfield.

David was privileged to welcome three APGMs, and three past APGMs, together with Brethren from Anchor Lodge on a very special night of celebration.

David Steel receiving his certificate from Stuart Cummins

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White Rose, Autumn 2015

Read the White Rose Autumn 2015 edition online

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White Rose Magazine – Edition 51

White Rose Edition 51 is now available to view online.

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White Rose Magazine 50th Edition

The fiftieth edition of the White Rose Masonic News is now online. View it in the White Rose section of the web site.


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White Rose Magazine 49th Edition

White Rose 49

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White Rose News – Important Notice

White Rose Masonic News will be delivered to Masonic Halls throughout the Province this week. This Spring 2014 edition includes details of the Provincial Perimeter Pedal which is to take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Also included are features on the Installations of the Provincial Grand Master and the Grand Superintendent and a big ‘thank you’ from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, as well as an article on the new exhibition of Freemasonry at the Bradford Industrial Museum.

There are many other articles of interest, not to be missed. Make sure you get your copy before the Summer recess!


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White Rose Raffle – Winning ticket 4193

Welcome to the White Rose News cover prize draw.

As you will have noticed, the latest issue has a unique number in the lower right hand corner of the cover. If you have the winning number then you have just won six bottles of wine, kindly donated by W Bro Colin Dent.

To claim your prize please contact our editor, Richard Uttley on richard@orchestra.co.uk if you use email or write to him at Unit 5, Metro Trading Centre, Barugh Green Road, Barnsley S75 1JT. Include your name, Lodge, Lodge number and a means of contacting you. He will then arrange to deliver your wine. Remember, you will need to have your winning White Rose News to hand.

White Rose – Prize Draw -The winning number for Autumn 2013 issue is 4193

Congratulations to the winner

If the prize is not claimed within three weeks we shall redraw and publish a new winning number.

The winning number is drawn electronically using a random number generator based on the numbers used on the covers of the latest edition of the White Rose News. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs and ensures a fair chance for every number.


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White Rose Magazine 47th Edition

The 47th edition of the Provincial magazine, White Rose Masonic News, will be distributed to Masonic Halls starting this week.

Watch out for a unique number on each copy for your chance to win six bottles of fine wines.

Topics will include:

  • Bradford Mason honoured by the Grand Master
  • Provincial Acting Officers for 2013 named
  • PGM on air in Harrogate
  • 300 years . . . and celebrating
  • Things aren’t what they used to be!
  • Installation of new APGM
  • Music making not always in harmony
  • Fantastic progress for the RMBI Festival

Also included with the magazines will be a new version of the Provincial calendar.

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White Rose Magazine will be delivered to Masonic halls this week – a must read

There’s an Olympic theme to the latest issue of White Rose Masonic News, which will be with Lodge secretaries for distribution to Brethren next week.

Also, the ME Grand Superintendent John K Clayton and RMBI Festival chairman John Boyington will reveal great strides are being made in two major fund-raising events.

Reports and pictures from the glittering awards night at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, which helped local organisations celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, also feature, along with an insight into the camaraderie experienced by lady Freemasons.

For the first time there is a four-page calendar of events to help Lodges promote their meetings.  HRH Princess Anne is pictured with a West Yorkshire deputy mayor at a special ceremony at the Safe Anchor Trust charity and the magazine records a number of Brethren celebrating 50 and 60-year certificates in Craft and Royal Arch Masonry.

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New Editorial Team for White Rose News

W Bro. Colin Dent, APGM, Chairman of Yorkshire WR Masonic Activities Ltd, is pleased to announce that the Provincial Grand Master has approved the appointment of Bro. Richard Uttley of Keresforth Lodge, No 7641, a commercial publisher, to undertake the duties of editor of the Provincial magazine – The White Rose News.  He will be assisted by W Bro. Peter Doherty of Salarden Lodge, No 3971, a retired police officer, as deputy editor.

W Bro. John B Gledhill of Thornhill Lodge, No 1514 steps down after 17 years dedicated work with the Provincial Newsletter, 16 of them as editor.

W Bro. Dent said “during this time our magazine has undergone many changes since the A5 ‘Blue Book’ first appeared in 1990 and was succeeded by a then ground-breaking A4 format in the autumn of 1997.

“This year’s spring edition contained full colour editorial pages for the first time, one of W Bro. Gledhill’s long-cherished ambitions for the publication.  The Province owes a sincere debt of gratitude to W Bro. Gledhill for his unstinting work in ensuring that the White Rose News has long been recognised as one of the leading Provincial magazines.   John will remain as part of the editorial team as a Consultant.”

W Bro. Gledhill said:  “I am confident that the future of our magazine is in very safe hands with Richard and Peter coming on board.  They will bring a fresh approach and will have their own ideas to further enhance the reputation of our newsletter.

“I know they will want to provide Brethren with a vehicle in which to record news, features opinion and reports in a manner which will appeal to the modern Freemason and his family.  I wish them well.”

The White Rose News will continue to be produced and printed by Ernest Cummins Ltd, commercial printers, at their Canal Road premises in Bradford.

The contact details of Richard and Peter:

EDITOR – Bro. Richard Uttley

Orchestra, Unit 5 Metro Trading Estate, Barugh Green Road,  Barugh Green, Barnsley, S75 1JT

Tel:      01226 697989 (w)       01484 817994 (h)        07802931762 (m)

Email: Richard@orchestra.co.uk

DEPUTY EDITOR – W Bro. Peter Doherty

5 Warren Park, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2RR

Tel:      01484 712912 (h)        07906 895058 (m)

Email: peterldoherty@aol.com

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