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The Province of Yorkshire
(North and East Ridings)

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

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Executive Team

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

    Jeffrey Gillyon

    Provincial Grand Master
    Grand Superintendent



    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.


    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.

    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

    D Chambers smDavid Chambers

    Deputy Provincial Grand Master;

    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
    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
    Deputy Provincial Grand Master Nov 2018
    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


  • Deputy Grand Superintendant

    Peter Mawer

    Peter Mawer

    Deputy Grand Superintendent



    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.


  • Second Provincial Grand Principal

    s dickNigel Challoner Weightman

    Second Provincial
    Grand Principal 



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


    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.


    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

    Scuba diving in the UK and abroad, poultry keeping.

  • Third Provincial Grand Principal

    s dickDavid Jackson

    Third Provincial
    Grand Principal 


  • 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

    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.




  • Provincial Grand Secretary

    A JessopAdrian Jessop

    Provincial Grand Secretary 
    Provincial Grand Scribe E 

    Personal Details
    Born in Guisborough and educated at Barnard Castle School.
    Married to Ros with two sons.
    Social: An enthusiastic walker having completed a number of long distance walks as well as other treks around the country and in Europe. Other interests are motoring and vehicle orientated activities.

    Career Details
    Joined Cleveland Police in 1974 where he spent a major part of his service with the Road Policing Unit in various roles before retiring in 2005.
    He then continued his career path as a civil servant with Highways Agency before full retirement in 2015.

    Masonic Biography
    Initiated into Lofthouse Lodge No. 6357 in 1990.
    Founder member of Ayton Lodge No. 9595, WM in 2003 and again in 2018.
    Joining member of Old Barnardian Lodge No 9358, Province of Durham. WM in 2009.
    Joining member of Roseberry Lodge of I.M. No. 8571 in 2013.
    Joining member of the Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge in 2014.
    Provincial Assistant Grand Registrar in 2010.
    Provincial Grand Pursuivant in 2014.
    Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary in 2015.
    Provincial Grand Secretary in 2018.
    Exalted into Old Barnardian Chapter in 2000, Z in 2016.
    Joined Handyside Chapter in 2013, Z in 2018.
    Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra in 2018.


  • Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

    D-BroadleyDavid Broadley

    Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies


    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.

    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

    Mark HallMark Hall

    Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies



    Mark was born in Harrogate in 1967, educated at Northallerton Grammar School and now lives in Northallerton.
    Married to Tracy who is a senior Accountant for Tata Steel.
    Mark has five children Charlotte and Rachael who are twins, Thomas and Rebecca who are twins and Philippa who was born on her own, much to the relief of Mark and Tracy.


    At the age of 20 bought his father’s Milk round and went on in the coming years to buy further rounds.
    At the age of 21 bought his first rental property which he converted into 6 bedsits and has continued to buy property over the last 25 years. In 2013 sold his Milk rounds to a Dairy and now commits his working time expanding his Property Portfolio.

    Initiated in Anchor Lodge in May 1994 became WM in 2004 Received Craft Provincial preferment 2005, as an Active Provincial Steward and a further preferment in 2011 as Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies. An Officer held for a period of Fours, one more year than normally required. In April 2015 received preferment from The United Grand Lodge as Assistant Grand Standard Bearer and is the youngest brother in our Province to hold a Grand Lodge preferment.

    Royal Arch Chapter.
    Exalted into Anchor Chapter in November 1995 and became MEZ in 2010. Received Chapter Provincial preferment in 2016 as Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies and a further preferment in 2017 as The Provincial Director of Ceremonies Made an Honorary member of The Ridings Tablers Chapter in 2017

The Executive team can be reached through the Provincial Grand Secretary