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The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

On Monday 25th June, Minster Lodge No. 4663’s charity steward, Terry Ratcliffe visited Musical Connections where he was invited to take part in one of the charities weekly music sessions, following a recent donation of £1,560 made by Minster Lodge and The Freemasons charity Yorkshire North and East Riding. This particular session was a collaboration with Accessible Arts and Media, a local charity that Minster Lodge and The Freemasons Charity supported with a donation in 2017. The two charities came together to create a singing and signing group that is comprised largely of elderly tenants from the housing scheme along…
Following the burning down by vandals, an appeal was launch to restore the Fangfoss Jubilee Play-Park near Pocklington. Local Freemasons felt it was a very worthwhile project and following a donation from St Saviour Lodge of Installed Masters, a successful petition was made to the Freemasons Charity of Yorkshire North and East Riding. These monies went a long way towards helping the Appeal reach its target The official opening was held on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May and IPM of St Saviour Lodge, Bryan Redshaw was asked to assist with the Ribbon Cutting.   Lyn Grant , Chair of the…
YORK'S Freemasons dug deep into their pockets this week for the York Blind & Partially Sighted Society. The worshipful master of the York lodge, Michael McCloud, and the director of ceremonies, Michael Jeffery, from the Masonic Hall in Duncombe Place, made a presentation of £720 on Thursday(April 5). Mr McCloud said: "Masonry today is a great organisation that supports many charities all over the UK, including St Leonard's Hospice, the air ambulance and Snappy [which works with children and young people with a range of disabilities in York]."   To Read the full article Click Here
  The festive period of 2017 saw Minster Lodge No. 4663’s Charity Steward, Bro. Terry Ratcliffe launch the sale of The Minster Lodge Christmas Decoration, a Festival 2018 fundraiser that raised a fantastic £375, this donation further added to the tremendous effort the Brethren of Minster Lodge had already made by raising over £30,500 for the Festival Fund. The decorations were made by Miss Waddington a local lady who runs a small online business using a heart shape design and blue ribbon, which was intended to represent the charity stewards collar and jewel. When Miss Waddington discovered that the decorations…
  On Tuesday 24th October the PGM on behalf of the Filey Craft Lodges and Chapter presented a complete set of Stone Masons working tools to the newest apprentice in York Minsters stone yard. The WMs And 1st Principal were given a guided tour of the workshop and the present conservation project high upon the scaffolded South side of the Minster. The Master Mason gave a detailed presentation on the preparation of the plans which enable the craftsmen to carry out the work.   To view photos from the day, click here
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