Provincial Grand Lodge Yorkshire North and East Ridings.
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Freemasonry is intended to offer those who are members the opportunity to make themselves better individuals and to demonstrate to others that they are kind, caring and considerate to their families, those in their workplace and all those less fortunate than themselves. This is in a world where often, such laudable qualities are sadly missing.
It is hoped that this site will dispel the myth that we only look after ourselves as you will see that we play an active part in supporting many local and national charities.
A quick visit to the Meeting Places page will show that there is a Lodge holding its meetings near to you – as you would expect of an organisation that is very much a part of the community. If you want to look inside the building – just ask.
To those who are members, the Province hopes to provide further information and guidance; to those of you who are not Freemasons, then we hope that it may give you some insight into our organisation and prove to be of interest.
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Freemasonry is open to men of all faiths who are law-abiding, of good character and who acknowledge a belief in a God. Freemasonry is a multi-racial and multi-cultural organisation. It attracts persons of goodwill from all sectors of the community.
9 September 2015
Masonic Charitable Foundation - A new charity for Freemasons, for families, for everyone.
The Pro Grand Master, Peter Lowndes has announced that a new charity called the Masonic Charitable Foundation is to be established, bringing together the charitable activities of the four existing central Masonic Charities.
At Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge on Wednesday, 9 September, the Pro Grand Master said:
The Masonic Charitable Foundation will continue to offer the same support and services to those Freemasons and family members who need help, as well as support for the non-Masonic charitable causes that the Craft wishes to assist.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation will be one of the largest charities in the country and will rely on the generosity of Freemasonry for its funds.
It is anticipated that the Masonic Charitable Foundation will be registered with the Charity Commission as soon as possible and that it will begin making grants from 1 April 2016. The proposals remain subject to the approval of some existing Charity members.
A shadow board of trustees comprising individuals from the existing Charities is overseeing the creation of the new charity and the transition into a single organisation.
Further information about the Masonic Charitable Foundation will be made available over the next few months.