Celebrating 300 years

Provinces, Districts & Groups

Lodges meeting in London (an area generally within a 10-mile radius of Freemasons’ Hall), are administered by the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London, whilst those meeting outside London, and within England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, are grouped into 47 Provinces, whose boundaries often correspond to those of the old Counties.

Lodges that meet outside England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are grouped into 33 Districts, and five Groups.

Backing for heroes Freemasonry in the community has always been at the heart of Welsh masons and is underlined by the Provincial Grand Master of South Wales’s Gala Dinner, attended by members of 62 lodges…
Plain sailing for lodge meeting There have been some unusual ways of travelling to lodge meetings, and a special route was recently taken by four members of the Group of Lodges in Portugal, who sailed…
Opening the door to the public in Leicester An open day has been held at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester, where a total of 255 visitors were shown around the Georgian building housing the Provincial Grand Lodge…
Wiltshire Grand Superintendent David Blanchard has received strong backing for the Royal Arch Masons 2013 Bicentenary Appeal in support of the Royal College of Surgeons, improved by a further £500 donated at the First Principals Chapter.…
Problem solvers Megan Baker House (MBH), a Herefordshire charity at Moreton Eye, near Leominster, is a centre of excellence in conductive education. It teaches problem-solving skills to people with physical disabilities and special educational needs.…
Lancaster and District Freemasons donated £24,000 for prostate cancer research after a campaign set up by Peter Pemberton, of Pilling Lodge, No. 7879. Jack Bacon, from Prostate Action, said, ‘I am extremely grateful for this…
Armed forces day out It was a special day out for Richard Penelrick and his mother, Margaret, when they attended the Armed Forces Day national event celebrations on Plymouth Hoe, Devon. Almoner John Pritchard and…
All aboard for a fun day Masons from Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire raised over £42,000 at the Chiltern Centre Diamond Jubilee Family Day at Fawley Hill, near Henley, in Oxfordshire. Held at the Fawley Hill…
Back on the green In 2011 the Masonic Annual Charity Event (MACE) was launched, and in August 2012 the Gloucestershire Masonic Bowling Association (MBA) hosted the second tournament at Stroud’s Cotswold Bowls Club. Around 96…
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