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.

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…
Devonshire masons on show in Plymouth History was made in July in the City of Plymouth when, for the first time since 1938, 40 Freemasons from over 36 lodges in the Province of Devonshire took…
Spring clean success Porthcawl masons and brethren from the South Wales Province organised a two-day ‘spring clean’ in association with Keep Wales Tidy, helping to maintain the award-winning Blue Flag beach of Rest Bay as well as…
Gibraltar cycle marathon raises £240,000 Masons and their families were among a large group of people who converged on the Wycombe Wanderers ground at Adams Park, High Wycombe, to welcome back the RockRide 2 cyclists…
South Wales tradition Freemasons and their families from the Province of South Wales assembled at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff earlier this year for the traditional annual service, all welcomed on behalf of the Dean by Canon Graham…
Health awareness with Sir Steve Together with the Gloucester Citizen, local charity CRY, which heightens awareness of the cardiac health of youngsters involved in sport, was looking to raise the sum of £7,000. Gloucestershire’s then PGM…
HRH Prince Michael at Harrow anniversary Harrow District Masonic Centre celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and the PGM, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, visited the centre as part of the celebrations. His Royal Highness…
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