Perimeter Perambulation Route Brethren, the Perimeter Perambulation starts on Sunday 12th May, this year. We aim to cover 18 to 20 miles each consecutive day for 12 days. We would love to have your company and support on this adventure. However, as footpaths don’t always take us in the right
An advancement for White Rose on Monday 8th April at Baildon Masonic Hall. A good attendance of twenty eight, of which twenty one were visitors answering the plea to support this Lodge which is fighting for it’s survival, of which I have no doubt that it is now well on the
A somewhat cold and rainy arrival at the Masonic Hall Kirkburton but a warm welcome within and eventually I made my way to the Temple to ensure a grandstand seat to see an interloper, one I had not expected at this meeting. The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother Alan
Worshipful Brother David Holyhead enjoyed his year so much that he decided that he would go around again, much to the delight of the Brethren. Accordingly Mark Masons assembled from the four corners of the Province to witness the Proclamation, at Wellgate, Rotherham on Thursday, 21st March. Before this could take
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The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother Alan Oldfield was in the spotlight on Wednesday, 20th March for this Escorted Visit. He was accompanied by eighteen Officers of the year including the Provincial Director of Ceremonies Worshipful Brother John Vause. Also present were the ‘Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee’ of the
A warm welcome at the Allerton for a goodly number of visitors but not quite as warm as it could have been. Virtually upon arrival a member, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother Trevor Bolton, with a cheery greeting said ‘do you fancy a coffee’, when I responded in
Yes, many of you will recall that I have used my old Grammar School motto to encourage action before, here we go again. I know where I will be on Saturday, 13thApril, the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge at Bradford Grammar School. I know that many of you will
White Rose Lodge of MMM 1067. The venue for their next meeting on Monday the 8th April, 6.30pm is at Hoyle Court Masonic Hall, Baildon, when  W.Bro.Geoffrey Hodges , a Past Master of Corinthian Craft Lodge  No.3600 will be advanced. Nothing new about that I hear you say but , as

A ‘Classic’ Day Out

Worshipful Brother John Brooke was Installed at the Midland Hotel, Bradford on Thursday, 14th March in a simple Ceremony of proclamation, a very safe pair of hands. W.Bro. John is a most competent, quiet man who undoubtedly creates an air of confidence which permeates to his team,, they are in for
Thorne Lodge - Gentlemen's Evening
A warm welcome for all at the Masonic Hall, Swinton on Tuesday, 5th March for the Installation of Brother Ian Wright and a good number present, including representatives of a number of Lodges based at Tapton Hall, good to see. The Lodge was duly opened by the Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother Neil Park,
Thorne Lodge of Mark Master Mason No,1004 is most definitely on the up following an excellent year under the Stewardship of Worshipful Brother Colin Middleton. They have been successfully building their membership base for some years and can now look at a ladder of young Brethren for the forseeable future
The event took place at Westbourne House, Otley on Saturday 2nd March 2019.  where a Support Vehicle was presented by the Mark Master Masons for the use of St John Ambulance South and West Yorkshire  The  Provincial Grand Master of the West Yorkshire Province of Mark Master Masons , Jim
This is a Eulogy given at the Annual Meeting on the 2nd April by the Chairman of Trustees Jim Stanley. ‘’It s my privilege today to pay tribute to a Lady who was nothing short of a Legend in this Province. Judith Mann ,Welfare Officer of the Cleeves and Whitehead Trust, and beloved
Many of you are aware that Worshipful Brother John Whitworth holds a concerts at the Masonic hall, Pontefract where he provides excellent  entertainment for the giveaway price of £14.50, including supper. Herewith is a flyer to cover the next two Concerts featuring Groups from the Sixties, need I say more. For most of us this is the
Harrogate Masonic Hall, Tuesday 5th February 2019 and Brethren congregated to witness the advancement of Brother Michael Baxter to the honourable Degree of Mark Master Mason. They were from many parts of the Province but none from as far as the principal visitor the Assistant Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Stephen
Mirfield Masonic Hall, The House of Oldfield, Wednesday 13th February 2019 and Brethren joined together, fifty four in attendance, for the advancement of Brother John Plachcinski to the honourable Degree of Mark Master Mason. There were many Mark Masons from all comers of the Province with the added bonus of
What a wonderful evening at Worth No.727 on Monday, 18th February at the Masonic Hall in Keighley. From the point of arrival, warm welcome from all, and clear that brotherly love was the order of the day. I will say at the outset that some of the performers in the enactment
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Oh yes, as I indicated in the January News letter, the Lodge has been having some tough times over the past few years, membership declining and poor attendances. Well not so on Monday,11th February when thirty five attended including twenty two visitors, happy faces amongst the Brethren. This was to
A very good turn out at Ripon Masonic Hall to join Worshipful Brother Alan Donald Hopwood in reminiscing his fifty years as a Mark Master Mason, This was in the company of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother Trevor Bolton who, after the Lodge had been duly opened by
Desert Island Discs with the Provincial Grand Master Congratulations to Danum Lodge for one of the most innovative Fund raising events of the Festival, I trust that it will be a roaring success. Undoubtedly it should be interesting, maybe a bit revealing but certainly amusing when R.W.Bro Jim is interviewed about
For those of us who were neither aware or present, here is a picture of V.W.Bro. Jack Pigott together with Joanna receiving his certificate of Fifty Years membership of the Craft. Not only a wonderful moment for Jack but also a beautiful touch to have Joanna present, looking radiant, that
Just in case some of the Brethren of the West Yorkshire Province of Mark Master Masons had missed these very significant events, please see the following photos: They represent the preferment in the Craft of two of two our own Brethren to the position of Assistant Provincial Grand Master in
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So said Brother Malcolm Knowles and on Friday 25th January 2019 he was present at Hipperholme Lodge of Royal Ark Mariner No.715 to fulfil that step and become a Royal Ark Mariner. Malcolm had been initiated into Freemasonry at Clifton Lodge No.7112, thought about the next move for a while
The Worshipful Commander and Brethren, i.e.the Crew, of Portal Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 127 would like the pleasure of the company, of any Royal Ark Mariner in the Province of West Yorkshire to their next meeting at the Masonic Hall, Eastgate, Barnsley. This will be held on Wednesday,
The weather worsening and snow showers coming from the western approaches, the Commander and Crew of the Peace Lodge of RAM .together with shipmates from other vessels from the West Yorkshire Fleet and other navies, fought the conditions to reach a safe harbour at Uppermill. Unfortunately the Captain of Peace,
The Regular January meeting of the Pudsey Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.658 was opened in due form on Monday, 14th January 2018 by the Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother Trevor Backhouse accompanied by sixteen officers and Brethren and one visitor ME. Minutes approved and Officers not present at the Installation
Many of you will remember the very successful 2nd Northern Masonic Variety Show which was held at Bradford Grammar School in April 2018. The Show was organised by members of Bradfordians Craft Lodge No 9886 and Bradfordians Lodge also ran the bars at the event, with all proceeds going to
Well that was how it was billed and it could very well have been so for those who attended on Sunday, 2nd December had a wonderful Steak Pie, chips and peas Lunch surrounded by two and a half hours of entertainment. I do mean entertainment for the Tribute act, ‘Kirk
The Admiral of the Fleet, the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. James Steggles, present the Lodge was opened, Salutations delivered and the opening procedures covered in fine form by the Skipper, W.Bro.Richard Beecroft. The Officers and Crew, together with fellow matelots from sister ships present, all assembled on the main deck
To all Mark Master Masons and Royal Ark Mariners who access this web site over Christmas, I would like to congratulate you all on your achievements and thank you for your unstinting support for the Province during 2018. I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and
Thursday, 15th November 2018 and the installation of the Worshipful Master for the ensuing year took place at the Lodge of Truth Mark Master Masons No. 137 at Greenhead Masonic Hall. This was much how it happened five years earlier when Worshipful Brother Graham Daniel took the hot seat. The
  The Provincial Grand Master and Joan invite you to join them at Brighouse Central Methodist Church on Sunday 9th December for our annual Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Family Carol Service. The Service starts at 2.30 and Family and friends of all ages are welcome. As well as the

Elvis at Fearnley AGAIN!!!

PIE ALERT FOR ELVIS If you wish to support Rod Dyer’s Elfis (see what I did there?) Afternoon on Sunday 2nd December, please book, to ensure he has enough Fearnley meat pie on order. 12:30 start for a couple of drinks and an Elvis based quiz, followed by steak pie
All overnight rooms at the hotel are now FULLY BOOKED. Only twenty eight Dinner and dance tickets available. Act now or be disappointed Christmas Gala Ball To book please use the form below.
A veritable cascade of Mark Master Masons descended upon the Masonic Hall Swinton to support both the Lodge and the Provincial Grand Master, James Steggles G.M.R.A.C., in fact probably of the order sixty six but a number had failed to sign the register so the total remains a mystery. We
Evenings with Neil Diamond to enjoy his fantastic music, well not exactly because this was Worshipful Brother John Whitworth at his best. W. Bro. John is well known throughout the Province for his Charitable Fund raising and one hundred and twelve Guests joined him at Pontefract Masonic Hall on two
An excellent attendance of fifty five Mark Master Masons  from our Province and others from East Lancashire, a wonderful atmosphere in the Temple. The Lodge was opened in due form by the Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother David Thwaite when, upon a report, the Prov, A.G.D.C., Worshipful Brother Richard Brown was
The force was with us when the Sloop, the Claro Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 525 embarked upon its voyage to confirm a new Worshipful, ‘Skipper’, Commander. Crew and visiting matelots all assembled on the quarter deck, the sails set and the lines tight,  Worshipful Brother Richard Brown took
Most certainly that did not apply at the Installation, Wednesday 7th November, at Blenheim House, Batley,, of Worshipful Brother John Edward Ryder Davies.  A retired Banker, aged eighty nine years and determined to have very good year as the Worshipful Master of the James Bramley Morley Lodge of Mark Master
On Monday, 5th November, the Cancer Charity, Hope for Tomorrow, and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust officially unveiled the state-of-the art Unit which has four treatment chairs and has been designed to enable flexibility for treatment locations.  The Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of West Yorkshire, James Steggles spoke
In the words of Tina Turner, ‘simply the best’ and yes I have said similar about Wharfedale in the past but at his Advancement Ceremony, they excelled themselves. Astonishing for a Lodge that has been in a bit of a downward spiral for a few years but is enjoying a

Mark Caravan Weekend

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The Installation at Peace Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 681 which took place at the Freemasons Hall in Uppermill, Thursday 25th October, was a tribute to Worshipful Brother Beverley John Heywood, the bearded wonder. I do not think that anyone would demur when I say that he has been