The Province consists of 44 Mark Lodges and 21 Royal Ark Mariner Lodges, which enjoy a total membership of over 1500 Mark Masons. The Lodges are distributed throughout an area which stretches from Ripon in the North to Sheffield in the South and from Goole in the East to Barnoldswick in the West, meeting in 38 locations.

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Formation of the Province of West Yorkshire

The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons was formed in 1856, with Lord Leigh as Grand Master. In 1857, it was announced that the Grand Master “was very desirous, in all cases where three Lodges should be established in connection with this Grand Lodge in any county, to organize such Lodges into a Province, and …

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Provincial Diary 2014/2015

    19 October 2014 Provincial Officers Sunday Lunch, Mirfield Masonic Hall, Mirfield * 26 October 2014 Social Committee Provincial Sunday Lunch, Greenhead Masonic Hall, Huddersfield * 3 November 2014 Almoners’ Lunch, Tapton Hall, Sheffield * 8 November 2014 Musical Evening with John Whitworth, Pontefract MH * 18 November 2014 Copley Lodge No. 111, Escorted …

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Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge was held on Saturday 26th April at Bradford Grammar School by kind invitation of Prince Edward, Fearnley, Caldene and Halifax Mark Lodges, also Prince Edward, Fearnley and Caldene RAM Lodges. In conjunction with the Huddersfield, Halifax and Districts Installed Masters Association. The meeting, presided over by R.W.Bro. James Steggles, the …

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Annual Provincial Grand RAM Assembly

The 2014 Annual Provincial Grand Royal Ark Mariner Assembly was held on Saturday 11th October.  A copy of the minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here:  At this meeting the Provincial Grand Master was be please to invest the following brethren with Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank. A. M Johnson Old York TI …

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Long and Distinguished Service Awards

Long Service Certificates are presented to Brethren who have attained 50 years of service to Mark Masonry or to the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners.  Celebration of such service is recognized by the presentation of a Certificate from the Most Worshipful Grand Master and a separate Certificate from the Provincial Grand Master. …

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The West Yorkshire Mark Token

The West Yorkshire Mark Token The presentation of a Mark Token to a Candidate being Advanced into our Order is a fundamental part of the Mark Degree Advancement ceremony. It symbolises the payment of his wages as a Mark Man for working well and worthily, for 6 days or less, at the building of King …

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Installed Masters’ Associations

To promote friendship, harmony and inter-visiting between all Mark Master Masons, primarily within the Mark Lodges belonging to the Association. The Installed Masters’ Associations provide a unique bond between Mark Masons in specific sectors of the Province and strengthen the link between the Province, its Lodges and their membership. Their purpose is to promote friendship, …

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