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.

Fleetwood Masonic Hall, in common with stately homes and other notable buildings in England, joined in the celebration of some of the country’s unseen architecture and culture during Heritage Open Days. Buildings which are usually…
Each September many Liverpool buildings open their doors to the general public as they take part in the annual Liverpool Heritage Open Days scheme. Members of the public, in organised groups, are allowed entry into…
A young man from Warrington has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. He is a gifted dancer and has for the last 12 months been training at the Bolshoi…
The Cobalt medical charity, now approaching its 50th anniversary, supports patients with cancer across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire At present, the charity is working with Wye Valley NHS Trust to set up a state of the…
With some 12,000 adults annually using the service provided by the charity Herefordshire Vision Links, Freemasons are again giving support to this worthy cause David Knowles, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, in presenting a donation to…
Peter Hosker, Provincial Grand Master of West Lancashire, led an impressive and moving dedication ceremony of Kerneforde Hall, the new masonic home for the lodges and chapters of Warton and Carnforth in the Lancaster and…
It was horses for courses when Cambridgeshire masons attended a banquet to mark the bicentenary of the Holy Royal Arch in the Millennium Suite overlooking the Rowley Mile at Newmarket racecourse The climax of the…
On Saturday 31st August 2013 a very special event took place in the History of the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire On that day RW Bro Max Bayes, the Provincial Grand Master, dedicated the new…
Confidential, compassionate, ethical, affordable Such is the message from the Marches Counselling Service (MCS) based at 57 St Owen Street, Hereford. Formed as a not-for-profit registered charity in March 2011, Jennifer French, Clinical Director, states…
Open door policy for CLOSE HOUSE in Hereford  According to its 2012 Annual Report, Close House: 'exists to help young people aged 13–24 in Herefordshire, mostly through leisure time activities, to develop their physical, mental and…
Inspiration in Bucks Local masons have given their support to a county-wide scheme launched by the Buckinghamshire Advertiser and Buckinghamshire Examiner to reward those who play an inspirational role within the community. Bucks masons sponsored…
Royal College support from Northumberland At the annual meeting of the Northumberland Provincial Grand Chapter, Grand Superintendent Peter Magnay welcomed representatives from the Royal College of Surgeons and presented them with a cheque for £50,000…
Durham tries again There is nothing like healthy sporting rivalry between Provinces, and so it proved when Durham masonic rugby team took to the field at Darlington RFC in an exciting rematch against the reigning…
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