Provincial Grand Lodge Yorkshire North & East Ridings Provincial Grand Chapter Flying high for charity

Welcome to the Provincial Grand Lodge and Chapter
of Yorkshire North & East Ridings

 

An official communication from the United Grand Lodge of England

Tuesday 17 March 2020

 

In view of the latest Government advice on the coronavirus pandemic,
all Lodge and Chapter meetings within England and Wales are suspended until further notice.

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.

A Christmas Message

 

On the 24th November 1992 at the Guildhall in London, in a speech to mark the 40th Anniversary of her accession to the throne, HM THE Queen referred to recent events as part of her Annus Horribilis. I do believe this Latin term is something to which we can all relate in 2020.
Some of us have lost someone very near and dear to us, some have lost their employment, some have lost part of their income owing to furlough and all of us have lost freedom of actions that we perhaps took for granted.
It is easy at such a time to become despondent, but as Freemasons we quickly learn that there is always someone less fortunate than ourselves whom we can help, and the pandemic has required us to work in our lodges and communities harder than ever before. I am very proud of all the brethren who have put others before self and this includes not only those who have been hands-on, but all those who have carefully followed guidelines to ensure they do not endanger others.
Following a lockdown and the imposition of another Tier System, it would appear that we may be able to enjoy some interaction with family and friends over the Festive Season, but I would ask you all to take great care as the virus does not recognise such occasions and I do want you all to stay safe.
After such a dreadful year, we can at least look forward to 2021 with some hope having regard to the many vaccines presently under development. Whilst no semblance of normality is likely to return in January, I am hopeful that we will see steady progress throughout the year.
The whole population has found the lack of social interaction very difficult and perhaps we, as Freemasons, have found it more difficult than most, having been deprived of the camaraderie that is such an important part of our Lodge meetings and Festive Boards.
I have certainly found it very difficult, as a large part of my life is usually spent in the company of Freemasons. I have missed you all and will hopefully soon be able to travel around the Province to meet with you and renew friendships in your Lodges and Chapters.

 

 

Christine and I extend to each and every one of you and your families, our very best wishes for a happy and healthy Festive Season.

Please do take care.

Jeffrey Gillyon

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