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.

'A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma' This was how Winston Churchill described Russia in 1939. Seventy three years later his words were repeated in introducing ‘less well known groups’ at a recent…

Essex Masons meet the press

Monday, 30 April 2012
Ostrea Lodge No. 8209, who meet at Wivenhoe, within a mile or two of the University of Essex Colchester campus, joined the University Scheme in 2010.  Bros. Michael Egbuna, Salman Riaz (both University Students), newly-Raised…
The recently registered charity appeal “Robocap”, aimed at providing a `da Vinci’ surgical system which uses the latest state-of-the-art robotic technology treatment for prostate cancer, was officially launched at the delightful Herefordshire setting of How…
Red Cross support at home Herefordshire Freemasons have again given support to the British Red Cross and their proven Support at Home Service. This scheme provides short-term care and support in the home for predominantly…

“Hereford Masons Gypsy”

Saturday, 21 April 2012
'Gypsy' is the 20 year old horse supported by the Herefordshire Freemasons at the Riding for the Disabled Association's Herefordshire riding school at Holme Lacy.  When competing at the National Dressage Centre Hartpury College in Gloucester,…
The Ipswich Treehouse Children's Hospice was formally opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron, on 19 March 2012. The Province of Suffolk raised over £171,000 towards the £3m total cost to build and…

SERVICE OF CELEBRATION

Thursday, 15 March 2012
When Hereford Cathedral gave thanks for the restoration of the Cathedral Close, it marked the fact in the printed Service of Celebration that Herefordshire masons were among the 15 acknowledged contributors to the work of…
To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding will make grants available up to £250,000 to non-masonic causes in its area The Province was invited by the Lord Lieutenant of West…

LONDON freeMASONS ON SHOW

Thursday, 15 March 2012
For the fourth year in succession, London Freemasons supported the Lord Mayor’s Show and the installation of the 684th Lord Mayor of London, Alderman David Wootton This year’s float theme was the Metropolitan Masonic Charity’s…

NEW LEADER AT EAST KENT

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Geoffrey Dearing has been installed as both Provincial Grand Master and Grand Superintendent of the Royal Arch in the Province of East Kent by Jonathan Spence, Deputy Grand Master and Past Second Grand Principal. The…
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