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.

Angling for a smile The Cumberland and Westmorland branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity has been working with James Rennie School in Carlisle to give pupils a day in the countryside, with experienced and qualified anglers…
Fun day  for Norfolk Norfolk masons had a successful Family Fun Day at North Walsham Rugby Club in Scottow in aid of the Grand Charity 2016 Festival. The main attractions were the running performances and exhibits of…
Bowled venture in Taunton Ninety-six bowlers and supporters from 17 Provinces travelled to Taunton in Somerset to take part in the annual masonic charity bowls event, hosted by the Somerset Masonic Bowling Association, which was raising funds…
Support for Search Dogs Buckinghamshire masons in the Slough area have donated £2,800 to Search Dogs, a charity that trains handlers and their animals to help Thames Valley Police find vulnerable adults and children who have…
Vital support for Jersey hospital Jersey masons reached the highlight of their 2013-14 charity appeal when a paediatric colonoscope was donated to the Endoscopy Unit at the General Hospital for its bowel cancer screening programme.…
Province champions Birmingham Hospital Warwickshire masons have raised £10,000 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cancer Centre Appeal, with the Province also named as one of its Charity Champions. Fundraising began when PGM David Macey set…
Cathedral culture Durham masons have presented £50,000 to Durham Cathedral in support of its £10 million Open Treasure Appeal, and the Province has already committed to donating another similar sum. Durham Provincial Grand Master Eric Heaviside said,…
Gloucestershire garden party marks foundation milestone Dame Janet Trotter, the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and president of the Gloucestershire Community Foundation (GCF), held a garden party to celebrate the GCF’s 25th anniversary, together with the foundation’s chairman, Dr…
On the 28th of November the annual presentation evening was held at Newport Masonic Hall There were 40 awards given to local good causes and charities totalling £30,000. The evening was without doubt a great…
Shedload of help Easter 2014 saw the callous theft of a shed from Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet Primary School near Reading in Berkshire. The pupils' favourite toys were left strewn across the playground, with some…
East Kent Freemasons raise £3.65 million for The Grand Charity Freemasons in the Province of East Kent celebrated a major fundraising campaign on Saturday 28th June 2014, when a cheque for more than £3.65 million…
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Jersey is delighted to announce that Tuesday the 2nd September will the see the culmination of its chosen 2013/14 charity appeal when a paediatric colonoscope shall be donated to the…
All walks of life This summer, lodges across Wales united in a challenge to trek 1,000 miles in sixty days to support a children’s hospital. Sarah Holmes put on her hiking boots to spend a day…
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