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.

The Leicestershire and Rutland Provincial Grand Orator, David Hughes, was delighted to be given a 1958 bottle of Booth’s gin by a member of the Castle of Leicester Lodge No. 7767 Upon inspection, the bottle…
Freemasons' Hall in Manchester held its official open evening on 15th January 2018 to celebrate its multi million-pound refurbishment The grand evening included a drinks reception, tour of the centre, speeches from key personnel and…
Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons have donated £22,595 to 19 local charities at a special awards ceremony at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester, on 13th January 2018 The charities receiving the awards included those helping and assisting others…
Buckinghamshire Freemasons have presented Willen Hospice with two new Rise and Recline chairs The chairs will assist in helping patients experiencing pain by allowing them to adjust position and help prevent falls by assisting with…
A remarkable Festival of Lodges took place at the Masonic Centre in Nairobi on 17th March 2018 The District Grand Master of East Africa Dr Virendra K. Talwar was present for the festival of 20…
E Comp Jim Boughton was installed as the 13th Grand Superintendent in the Royal Arch Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire on 28th February 2018 The meeting was attended by companions from chapters across the province,…
Abraham Tolentino, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines, headed a group of masons to visit Kennington Lodge, No. 1381, whose brethren are mostly Filipinos and which meets at Freemasons’ Hall, London Also…
Devonshire Provincial Grand Master Ian Kingsbury handed a £500 cheque to John Austin, chairman of disability transport service Freedomwheels, in Cadogan Court, Exeter The request for funding came from the Exeter & Topsham Masonic Widows…
When Bristol’s Freemasons’ Hall was destroyed by bombing in November 1940, almost the entire contents of the Library and Museum were lost As well as destroying the lodge and chapter rooms, many portraits of Past Provincial Grand…
The laying of a commemorative flagstone in Ripon Cathedral formed an integral part of the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding’s annual service of thanksgiving It is engraved: ‘The Province of Yorkshire, West Riding and the…
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