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.

Three Of A Kind Take Their Third

Wednesday, 01 December 2010
It was a triple success for Old Emanuel Lodge, No. 5399, in September when three blood brothers, Christopher, Darryl and Darren Sison went through their Third Degree in a ceremony at Freemasons’ Hall, London, conducted…
When John Warburton, the organist at Eboracum Lodge, No. 1611, was approached by Clive Marshall, chairman of York Railway Institute Band for help with the cost of competing in the National Brass Band Championships in…
Surrey Freemasons have held their Annual Service at Guildford Cathedral and Provincial Grand Master Eric Stuart-Bamford and his wife, Libby, hosted a lunch before the service for the civic dignitaries and their partners including mayors…
Shropshire has celebrated its 125th anniversary as an independent province. In 1852, the Grand Master, the Earl of Zetland, appointed Sir Watkin Williams Wynn as Provincial Grand Master for the joint Province of North Wales…

New Home For Provincial Historic Records

Wednesday, 01 December 2010
The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham has become the repository of lodge records dating back hundreds of years. Three lodges from the Province of Wiltshire became the latest to place their records in…
Buckinghamshire masons have raised £2,639,403 during their five-year Festival for the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. The total was announced in the Grand Temple at Freemasons’ Hall, London, in the presence of the…

Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral

Wednesday, 01 September 2010
The Province of East Kent has two cathedrals, enabling the biennial masonic evensong to be held at either of them. In recent years the service has been held at Rochester Cathedral, but this year Canterbury…

The Show Goes On At Bath Museum

Wednesday, 01 September 2010
Bath’s impressive masonic museum in Orchard Street has moved to the vaults and is now open to the public for tours, illustrating the site’s unique history as the first provincial theatre to obtain a Royal…

Linda Receives Bedfordshire Award

Wednesday, 01 September 2010
At the University of Bedfordshire Graduation Ceremony, Provincial Grand Master Michael Sawyer, accompanied by Provincial Grand Secretary Tim Pope, presented Linda Henness with the Bedfordshire Freemasons’ Martin Foss Award, named after a former Provincial Grand…
HRH The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, paid an official visit in July to the Province of Buckinghamshire, accompanied by the Grand Secretary, Nigel Brown, and the Grand Director of Ceremonies, Oliver Lodge.     The Duke…
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