The Grand Lodge of All England at York
The Honorable and Ancient Society and Fraternity of Freemasons
Meeting since time immemorial in the City of York, The Grand Lodge of All England at York is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales, The Channel Islands and its Districts and Lodges Overseas.
In the year AD926 all operative Masonic Lodges in England were called together in congress by King Athelstane. A charter or constitution was adopted by them and the City of York was fixed as the seat of the Grand-Master Mason.
Circa AD1560 under the Mastership of Sir Thomas Sackville, Queen Elizabeth I granted The Assembly of Masons at York "... further rights to meet ...".
Free and Accepted, or Speculative Masonry was established in York and continues to this day under the Mastership of Most Worshipful Brother John Gordon Graves.
List of Lodges in Yorkshire: St John's Lodge at York 2005; Talbot Lodge at Halifax 1738; French Prisoners Lodge at York 1762; Three Tuns Lodge at Scarborough 1762; Royal Oak Lodge at Ripon 1769; Crown Lodge at Knaresborough 1769; Flying Childers Lodge at Bolton Abbey 1770; Hovingham Lodge 1773; Druidical Lodge at Rotherham 1778; New Inn Lodge at Snainton 1778.
All enquires should be made via our website www.grandlodgeofallengland.org or our Grand Secretary on 0113 203 7233.
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