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.

Marking Liberation Day On 9 May every year, the Channel Islands celebrate their liberation from German occupation. For the past 20 years, Chelsea Pensioners have visited Guernsey around Liberation Day for an expenses-paid holiday and…
Royal Marines reach milestone A special combined meeting was held at Purbrook of the Royal Marines Associate Lodges, hosted by Royal Marine Portsmouth Lodge, No. 6423. The meeting was supported by Per Mare Per Terram…
Jersey bears are a hit Jersey General Hospital has handed over its 500th TLC bear to a deserving child. To mark the milestone, Provincial Grand Master Kenneth Rondel visited the children’s ward to witness the event.…
Riding to victory with Disability Sport Wales Monmouthshire PGM The Rev Malcolm Lane and Provincial Grand Secretary Brian Davies visited the Wales National Velodrome, Newport to present a tricycle to Neil Smith, paracycling coach for…
A moving, candlelit ceremony outside Shrewsbury's Crewe Street Masonic headquarters commemorated the entry of Great Britain into the First World War exactly one hundred years before At that time the present Freemasons' Hall was St…
Following the announcement in March that the Provincial Grand Master, Peter Hosker, was to retire on 19 May, a great deal of planning and hard work has taken place in London by UGLE and the…
Wednesday 9th July 2014 was a very special night for the members of Synthonia Scout Group as the bond between Freemasonry and charity was yet again demonstrated John Lockhart Webster, Chair of Durham Benevolence joined the…
When the Provincial Grand Master of Durham, Norman Eric Heaviside, announced earlier in the year an exciting new initiative to finance the re-flooring of the Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral as a legacy from Durham…
New scanners hit the road in Herefordshire Local medical charity Cobalt is celebrating 50 years of providing state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging for people living in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, working closely with commissioners and NHS England. Cobalt has…
In 2015 the 23rd World Scout Jamboree will be held in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Japan Eleven Scouts from Hereford together with their leader Chris Ruffe have been selected to attend. Each Scout has to raise…
The three Provincial Grand Masters for Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire collectively presented a combined donation of £12,000 to Midlands Air Ambulance from their national charity, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has been…
Hereford Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, established in 2011, has historically worked with women who have suffered rape or sexual abuse - however in May 2013 the centre secured funding from the Police and Crime…
Cornwall backs 28 local charities A recent charity event held by the Province of Cornwall was attended by more than 100 people from 28 local charities – as well as many friends and volunteers – who…
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