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.

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…
Horticare in Wakefield has finally took delivery of their new van, made possible thanks to a grant of £16,000 received from the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding Their old van was on its last legs,…
Shropshire’s Freemasons gave over £40,000 to 49 local and regional charities at a special presentation on Monday, 10th June Awards included £5,000 to the Midlands Air Ambulance, £1,000 each to Shrewsbury MENCAP, SSAFA Forces Help…
RW Bro the Rev David John Bowen was installed as the nineteenth Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Herefordshire on Monday 3rd June 2013 Except for a break of twelve years between 1836 and…
Financial support for Air Ambulance throughout England and Wales has been maintained again this year by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, taking the total awarded over the last five years to £1 million Flying over 20,000…
The Chairman of the Leyland and District Group of Freemasons, Stewart Seddon, welcomed the newly installed Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor Dorothy Gardner and her consort Cllr Melvyn Gardner together with representatives from 19 local…
The Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, has asked Freemasons to adopt a policy of openness and transparency in their contact with the public and the media, particularly in view of the tercentenary celebrations…
The Provincial Grand Master for Shropshire, Peter Allan Taylor, was pleased to hand over a cheque for £50,000 to the RMBI care home at Llandudno on the first day of June. This magnificent sum was…
Largest exhibition of Masonic items outside London in Carlisle until 7th July Into the Light: The story of Freemasonry in Carlisle features three priceless chairs and a dress designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, in what’s…
Gloucestershire charity boost Over a five-year period Gloucestershire masons supported an appeal by Provincial Grand Master Adrian Davies to raise £1m towards an endowment fund to support local charities. A gala celebration was held to…
Swanning around in Somerset Masonic involvement in last summer’s Swans of Wells Somerset tourism initiative has led to an auction raising £110,000. Benevolent Lodge, No. 446, was involved in the project, which featured the public…
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