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.

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…
Driving support for children’s hospice A classic car rally beginning in Bristol saw 46 vehicles embarking on an 80-mile journey through Somerset and Gloucestershire, with Bristol’s Lord Mayor Cllr Peter Main waving a flag to …
Connaught Club is in the swim Every year the Connaught Club launches a charity appeal for the Metropolitan Masonic Charity. With its membership made up of London masons aged under 35, the club decided to…
Warwickshire on show Civic leaders joined the annual church service of the Province of Warwickshire and the procession to the Collegiate Church of St Mary. District council chairman Cllr Richard Davies and county council chairman…
All aboard the Trincomalee Built in 1817, HMS Trincomalee is a wooden sailing frigate constructed shortly after the Napoleonic Wars. Following the Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, visiting the oldest Royal Navy warship…
West Yorkshire supports scouting milestone An event celebrating a scouting milestone has been funded by the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund of the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, with a cheque presented by Tobias Reece of…
The weather couldn't have been better at this year's Great Yorkshire Show Freemasons from the Provinces of Yorkshire, North and East Ridings, and Yorkshire, West Riding, spoke to hundreds of interested members of the public…
Dial-A-Ride has been awarded £1,000 by the Freemasons of Herefordshire The charity provides affordable and accessible transport to the elderly, and those local people who have no means of suitable transport. There are nearly 300…
The 84th Southport Flower Show gets off to a fantastic start with some beautiful weather The show runs between 15th-18th August and the organisers expect over 70,000 through the gate. Visitors who will see many…
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