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.


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 …

Provincial Diary 2018/19

Notes *  Ladies are invited to dine with the brethren Future Dates for the Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meetings: – 13th April 2019, 18th April 2020, 10th April 2021, 23rd April 2022 Future Dates for the Provincial Grand R.A.M. Assemblies: – 5th October 2019

Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge The 2018 Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge was held at Bradford Grammar School on Saturday 7th April. Which was another thoroughly successful afternoon which was enjoyed by all the Brethren Present. The full text of the 2018 address delivered by our Provincial Grand Master can be downloaded here :-  The …

Annual Provincial Grand RAM Assembly

The 2017 Annual Provincial Grand Royal Ark Mariner Assembly was held on Saturday 7th October. At this meeting the Provincial Grand Master was be please to invest the following brethren with Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank.     The 2018 meeting will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018. The Annual Assembly meetings are open to …

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. …

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 …

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, …