The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England

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.

Stepping up to the challenge On Monday, 4th April and Wednesday 6th April a band of brave walkers completed a forty-five mile hike from the Masonic Hall at Constitution Hill, Wellington to the Masonic Hall…
A St David’s Day tradition Every year Coningsby Lodge holds a St David’s Day celebration at its March meeting. This includes the ordeal of eating raw leeks, and current Worshipful Masters are ‘invited’ to take…
£5,000 donation to St Michael's Hospice  Herefordshire Freemasons have long been strong supporters of the county’s St Michael’s Hospice, and have continued that tradition with a further donation of £5,000. The donation was presented by…
Help for St Michael’s In a visit to St Michael’s Hospice Hereford, the Rev David Bowen, Provincial Grand Master of Herefordshire, met patient and Past Master of Delphis Lodge, No. 7769, Colin Tudor and his wife Gill. …
Freemasons of Bedfordshire recently presented 49 different charities with donations totalling £72,061 Lodge members from across Bedfordshire raised the funds over the past 12 months and gave it to charities and good causes such as…
  The Annual Meeting of Metropolitan Grand Lodge, held in the Grand Temple, Freemasons’ Hall on Thursday 3rd March 2016, is the flagship event of the Craft Masonic Year in London. All members of London…
What's it all about, out and about Maintaining the good work of promoting Freemasonry – an opportunity to spread the word was not to be missed! On the 17th February Middlesbrough College hosted the Teesside…
Lord-Lieutenant opens Wycliffe Rooms The Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton has officially opened the new Community Room at Lutterworth Freemasons’ Hall along with Leicestershire and Rutland Provincial Grand Master David Hagger and town Mayor Tony Hirons.…
Air Ambulance flying high London Freemasons have donated £2 million towards London’s Air Ambulance ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ campaign, which has now succeeded in raising enough to acquire a second emergency medical helicopter for use…
Historic Oxfordshire plaques The newly decorated temple at Caversham Masonic Centre in Oxfordshire has been installed with an unusual series of plaques depicting the Traditional History in the Third Degree.  The new centre was redecorated with expert…
Bedfordshire casts first line A new branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity (MFC) has been set up in Bedfordshire with the help of a generous grant of £2,500 from the Province of Bedfordshire.  The charity aims to…
Suffolk makes a  dream come true Dreamflight has expressed its thanks for the 192 bears received from Suffolk Freemasons. Every year the charity takes 192 children aged 8-14 with a serious illness or disability on a…
District help for  Dominica storm relief Last August the small Caribbean island of Dominica was hit by tropical storm Erika. Five hours of the storm’s intense wind and rain provoked flooding and landslides, destroying hundreds of homes…
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