Province

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 2016/17

7 June 2016 Grand Lodge Annual Investiture Meeting, Freemasons Hall, London 15 June 2016 Escafeld Lodge No. 1139, Visit by a Ruler escorted by Provincial Officers 18 June 2016 Leeds and District Installed Masters Association President’s Ball, Darrington Golf Club * 29 June 2016 Claro RAM “The Mark Meets The Ark”, Wetherby 2 July 2016 …

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Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge The 2016 Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge was held at Bradford Grammar School on Saturday 2 April 2016, another thoroughly successful afternoon at which the Provincial Grand Master formally launched the West Yorkshire Mark Benevolent Fund Festival. The First Appointments and Promotions conferred by the Provincial Grand Master at …

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Annual Provincial Grand RAM Assembly

The 2015 Annual Provincial Grand Royal Ark Mariner Assembly was held on Saturday 3rd October.  A copy of the Provincial Grand Master’s address 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.   I. Yates Portal 127 D. E. …

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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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