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The Province of Yorkshire
(North and East Ridings)

PO Box 314
Beverley
HU17 6FY
tel: +44(0)1904 898644

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Executive Team

  • Provincial Grand Master
  • Deputy Provincial Grand Master
  • Deputy Grand Superintendant
  • Assistant Provincial Grand Master
  • Assistant Provincial Grand Master
  • Second Provincial Grand Principal
  • Provincial Grand Secretary
  • Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies
  • Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies Chapter
  • Provincial Grand Master

    Jeffrey Gillyon

    Provincial Grand Master
    Grand Superintendent

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    PERSONAL DETAILS

    Jeff was born in Hull in 1943 and spent all of his early life in and around that City. He is married to Chris, has four sons and eight grandchildren.


    CAREER DETAILS

    Educated at Hymers College in Hull, Jeff briefly studied accountancy and after an early working life spent in the Port of Hull, was recruited to a consultancy contract with the Saudi Ports Authority. This resulted in an absence of 10 years whilst working in the Middle East and Far East. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1986, joining a family firm specialising in logistics where he was Managing Director of the Company until retiring in January 2009.
    MASONIC BIOGRAPHY

    Craft
    Initiated 1973 into the Old Hymerian Lodge No 6885 and became Master in1989
    Founder Member of the Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge No 9611 in 1996
    Joined the Humber Installed Masters’ Lodge No 2494 in 1990 and was Master in 2005
    Joined the Castle Lodge of Harmony No 26 in 2007 and was Master in 2012
    Past Provincial Grand Steward in 1992 (275th Anniversary Appointment), and Provincial Senior Grand Warden in 1997
    Assistant Provincial Grand Master 2003 and Deputy Provincial Grand Master 2004-20013
    Past Grand Standard Bearer 2002, Past Senior Grand Deacon 2004 and Past Grand Sword Bearer since 2005.
    Appointed Grand Steward in 2012
    Appointed Provincial Grand Master with effect from 1st November 2013


    Royal Arch Chapter
    Exalted 1976 into the Kingston Chapter No 1010 and was First Principal in 1996
    Founding Scribe E of the White Rose Schools Chapter No 6843 in 1995
    Founder Member of the Provincial Grand Stewards’ Chapter No 9611 and First Principal at consecration in 1999
    Past Provincial Grand Steward in 2000 and Past Provincial Grand Scribe N in 2001
    Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies  2005
    Appointed Grand Superintendent with effect from 1st November 2013

     

  • Deputy Provincial Grand Master

    William Fisher

    Deputy Provincial Grand Master

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    PERSONAL DETAILS


    Bill is married to Di and they have a son of 29 and daughter of 25.


    CAREER DETAILS
    Born in Hull and educated at Hymers College, Bill has lived all his life in and around Hull except for three years at University in Manchester. He is a solicitor and has spent his working life involved in commercial property development around the country.


    MASONIC BIOGRAPHY

    Craft
    Initiated 1985 into the Old Hymerian Lodge No 6885 and was Master in 1996
    Joined Humber Installed Masters’ Lodge No 2494 in 1997
    Provincial Grand Steward 2001, Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies 2003 and Provincial Senior Grand Warden in 2006
    Assistant Provincial Grand Master from 2008- 2014
    Deputy Provincial Grand master since 2014
    Past Junior Grand Deacon since 2008
    Past Senior Grand Deacon since 2010


    Royal Arch Chapter
    Exalted 1995 into White Rose Schools’ Chapter No 6843 and was First Principal in 2003
    Joined Kingston Chapter No 1010 in 1996
    Joined Provincial Grand Stewards’ Chapter No 9611 in 2002 and First Principal since 2008
    Provincial Grand Steward 2002, Past Provincial Deputy Grand Registrar 2003 and Past Provincial Grand Scribe N since 2008
    Past Grand Standard Bearer since 2013

     

  • Deputy Grand Superintendant

    Peter Mawer

    Peter Mawer

    Deputy Grand Superintendent

     

    PERSONAL DETAILS

    Born in Louth Lincolnshire in 1956 I am the only son of a builder father and radiographer mother. Educated at Louth Grammar school we moved to Nafferton in the East Riding when I was 13, finishing my education at Bridlington Grammar School in 1974.
    I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers with my own Estate and Land Agency business in Bridlington. I am married with two sons working in the City of London, and my wife and I recently became Grandparents for the first time.
    I am a member of Burlington Lodge and Chapter number 3975 in Bridlington having recently celebrated 25 years in Freemasonry. I am a Past Provincial Senior Warden in the Craft, current Deputy Grand Superintendent in the Holy Royal Arch, Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in the Mark, and a member of the Royal Ark Mariners, Rose Croix and Lodge of Athelstan. I have recently become a Grand Officer in the Holy Royal Arch.
    I look forward to bringing my experience and enthusiasm to the job of assisting the Grand Superintendent in the running of the Holy Royal Arch Chapter in the Province of Yorkshire North and East Ridings.

     

  • Assistant Provincial Grand Master

    Sam JSam Judah-MBE

    Assistant Provincial Grand Master

     

    Personal Details


    Age: 64 years
    Married: 42 years to Maureen with 4 sons and 6 grandchildren.
    Loves to watch Cricket,
    Family Holidays and Cruising! Supporter of Middlesbrough Football Club!!


    Career Details
    Master Mariner (17 years at Sea incl. 3 years in command of Car Carriers)
    B.A. in Business Studies – Graduated in 1986
    Ashore for 30 years now serving as Managing Director of GBA Group (Shipping and Automotive Logistics) with operations in UK, Turkey, and India and employing over 850 staff in the UK.
    Chairman of Solent Gateway Ltd, a JV company running the Southern Military Port of Marchwood.
    Past Master of "Honourable Company of Master Mariners" (Livery Company in London) 2014 - 2015.
    Member of Advisory Board of Hull University Logistics Institute.
    Appointed " Member of the Order of The British Empire " (MBE) in the Queens New Year Honours list 2009, for " Services to Business and the Community in the East Riding of Yorkshire "

    Masonic Biography

    Freemason since 1993 (Mother Lodge - De La Pole Lodge 1605)
    Past Master and Past MEZ of De La Pole Lodge and Chapter, Member of the Humber Installed Masters Lodge, Marques of Zetland and Founder member of the " Wellington Livery Masters Lodge " meeting on board HQS Wellington, London.
    Past Senior Warden of the Province 2008/9.
    Past Master of the Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge 2009-2011
    Member of the Rulers Forum- Group 1 and elected Representative to Grand Lodge Rulers Forum from 2006 - 2014
    Treasurer of Festival 2018 – Masonic Samaritan Fund. 2011-2014.
    Provincial Grand Mentor May 2012 – 2014
    Appointed to Active Rank" Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals " in Chapter 2012-2013
    Appointed "Assistant Provincial Grand Master "in March 2014.
    Appointed Past Junior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge on 30th. April 2014.
    Appointed to Active Rank " Senior Grand Deacon" of the United Grand Lodge. 2016-2017
    Appointed to rank of PGStd.B in Supreme Grand Chapter. 2017

     

     

     

  • Assistant Provincial Grand Master

    Stephen RobinsonStephen Robinson

    Assistant Provincial Grand Master

     

     

    Personal Details

    Stephen was born in 1960 in Durham and spent most of his early years there. He is married to Sandra and they have a son and a daughter.

    Career Details

    Stephen was educated at the Deanery Grammar School in Chester-le-Street and has spent most of his life as a Bank Manager in various positions across Yorkshire.

    He is now employed part-time as a Contracts & Finance Manager for a voluntary sector consortium.

    Masonic Career

    Craft
    Initiated 1986 into the Anchor Lodge No 1337 and was Master in 1997
    Provincial Grand Pursuivant in 1998, when he joined the Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge, where he was Treasurer for 5 years.
    Provincial Senior Grand Warden in 2003
    Founding Treasurer of White Horse Lodge of Installed Masters in 2005 and Master in 2015
    Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies since 2010
    Assistant Provincial Grand Master from April 2016…..

    Royal Arch Chapter
    Exalted into Anchor Chapter No 1337 in 1988 and First Principal in 2001
    Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2006, Past Provincial Grand Scribe N since 2008
    Founding Treasurer of White Horse Chapter of Installed Principals in 2009


    When not involved in his freemasonry, Stephen enjoys a round of golf, foreign travel and good wine, but not necessarily all at the same time.

     

     

     

  • Second Provincial Grand Principal

    s dickNigel Challoner Weightman

    Second Provincial
    Grand Principal 

     

    PERSONAL DETAILS

    Born in Newark-on-Trent and educated at Nottingham High School. Married with three grown up children, and 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter.


    CAREER DETAILS

    Qualified in Medicine from Guys Hospital Medical School in 1981, and Member of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1988. Worked in London, Bristol and Manchester, then moved to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton in 1989 as Consultant Medical Microbiologist and to Harrogate District Hospital in 2005. Retired in 2014.


    MASONIC BIOGRAPHY

    Craft:
    Initiated into Freemasonry in 1985 in the de Sutton Lodge 7067, in the Province of Nottinghamshire Joined Anchor Lodge 1337 in Northallerton in 1992, Master in 2001
    Founder member of White Horse Lodge of Installed Masters 9807, Master in 2013
    Provincial Grand Pursuivant in 2002, Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies 2008,
    Provincial Senior Grand Warden 2011

    Royal Arch:
    Exalted into Anchor Chapter 1337 in 1993, Z in 2006
    Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies 2008
    Provincial Grand Registrar 2009, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals 2010
    Past Grand Standard Bearer 2014
    Second Provincial Grand Principal 2017

    Chairman Provincial Grand Charity 2015 to 2017 and Trustee Freemasons Charity Yorkshire North and East Ridings CIO 2016 to 2017

    Social:
    Scuba diving in the UK and abroad, poultry keeping.

  • Provincial Grand Secretary

    D Chambers smDavid Chambers

    Provincial Grand Secretary 
    Provincial Grand Scribe E 

    Personal Details
    Born in Croydon Surrey in 1949
    Married to Maureen
    Involved in a number of community activities including the Magistracy, Rotary and dog rescue.
    Enjoys: Theatre, music, country pursuits, ballroom dancing and amateur dramatics.

    Career Details
    Educated at the Universities of Surrey [Physics], Sussex {Social Sciences] Nottingham Law School and the Inns of Court School of Law [LLB and Barrister].
    Spent most of working life as an academic initially as an environmental scientist but latterly as Professor and Head of Law.
    Occasionally still lecture in law but mainly involved with voluntary work when not engaged in Masonic activities.


    Masonic Biography
    Craft
    Initiated into Crescamus Lodge No 7776 (Surrey) December 1974. (WM 1985/86) PPAGReg (Surrey)
    Member Portus Felix lodge June 2005 (WM 2009/10)
    Founder Myton Lodge No 9808 November 2005 (WM 2013/14)
    Member Inquirimus Lodge of Installed Masters No 8132 February 2010.
    Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary May 2012 – January 2016
    Provincial Grand Secretary January 2016

    Chapter
    Exalted into Calculus Chapter No 3575 (London) May 1978. MEZ 1996/97 and 2005/06.
    Royal Chapter No 643 December 2005 MEZ 2008/09.
    Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter No 9611 2008 Scribe E 2010/12
    Humber Installed Principals Chapter No 2492 May 2013.

    Provincial Grand Steward September 2008
    Provincial Assistant Grand Scribe Ezra September 2013 - 2016
    Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals September 2014
    Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra January 2016

     

  • Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

    D-BroadleyDivid Broadley

    Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies
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    PERSONAL DETAILS

    David was born In Ripon in 1961 and has lived in Masham all his life. He is married to Shirley and between them they have five children. Amy, Emily, Adam, Charlotte, and Marc. He was educated at Pocklington School and studied at Trent Polytechnic, he came back to join his father in the family Insurance Brokers. Has worked in the business now for 33 years.


    MASONIC BIOGRAPHY
    Craft
    Initiated into Thornborough Lodge 6434 in 1995. Master in 2005-2006 and also been master at De Gray and Ripon 2010-2011 (West Riding) First appointed in 2012 as Prov AGDC and then Prov Dep GDC in2014. Following illness of the previous Prov GDC appointed in October 2016 to his present role.


    Royal Arch Chapter
    Exalted into Beresford Peirse Chapter 2610 in 2000.And was MEZ in 2009/10 Appointed Provincial Steward in 2010 becoming a member of the Provincial Stewards Lodge. Appointed Prov G Standard Bearer in September 2014 and now Past Provincial Grand Sojoner.

     

  • Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies Chapter

    A-Hitchin edited-Andy Hitchen

    Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies
    Chapter 

     

    PERSONAL DETAILS

    Andy was born in Whitby in 1955 and has lived in Yorkshire all his life. He is married to Joyce and has
    two children Philip and Adele.
    Educated at Rose School at Loftus. Served his time as a mechanic and spent most of working life in
    engineering, a large amount offshore specialising in hydraulics.
    Now owner of large Motor Factors.


    Craft.
    Initiated into craft in 1986 Hazlegrove Lodge 6542.
    Master in 1997-8, 50th Anniversary of Lodge.
    Joined Lofthouse Lodge in 2007, Master in 2009.
    Member of Provincial Stewards Lodge in 1999.
    Member of Roseberry IM.
    Provincial rank of Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden.


    Royal Arch Chapter.
    Exalted into Priory Chapter No561 in 1993, first principal in 1999.
    Member of Roseberry IP.
    Provnicial Grand Registrar in 2006.
    Provincial Grand Deputy Director of Ceremony in 2008.
    PGStB 2011.
    PGDC 2011.

Helmsley Lodge 7075

Town Hall
Helmsley
YO62 5BL

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

 

Helmsley 7075

2nd Wednesday, Oct to June 6:45pm

October 5pm

 
 

Londesborough Chapter 734

St John’s Avenue
Bridlington
YO16 4NG

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

Website

Londesborough (734)

2nd Wednesday, Jan, Mar, May, July Sep, Nov, 7:00pm

November 6:00pm

 

Vale of York LOA 9489

The Parsonage Hotel
Escrick
YO19 6LF

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

 

Vale of York LOA (9489)

2nd Wednesday, Feb, April, June, July, Dec 7:15pm

June 6:30pm

 
 

St Andrew 4683

69 Beverley Road
Hull
HU3 1XL

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

Website

St Andrew (4683)

2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm

March 5:00pm 

Minerva 250

7 Dagger Lane
Hull
HU1 2LU

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

 Website

Minerva (250)

 2nd Wednesday, July, Sept - May, 6:15pm

24th June 5:00pm

 

Handyside 1618

Marine Parade
Saltburn
TS12 1DZ

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

Handyside (1618)

2nd Wednesday Sept – June, 7:15pm

February 4:45pm

 
 

Meridian 9597

Castlegate House
Castlegate
York
YO1 9RN 

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

 

Meridian (9597)

2nd Wednesday Jan, Mar, July, Sept, 11:00am

July 10:30am

Kirkleatham 6363

High Street
Redcar
TS10 3BY

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

  Kirkleatham (6363)

2nd Wednesday Sept – May, 7:15pm

3rd Wednesday - June

 

April 5:15pm


Ferrum 1848

Roman Road
Middlesbrough
TS5 5QA

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

Website

Ferrum (1848)

2nd Wednesday Sept – May, 7:00pm

January 5:00pm

 

Thornborough 6434

Top Floor,
Town Hall, Market Place,
Leyburn DL8 5AS

Lodge or Chapter

Meeting

Installation

Thornborough (6434)

2nd Wednesday, Sept - June 6:45pm

June 5:30pm