There are 250,000 Freemasons belonging to 8,000 Lodges throughout England and Wales, and districts overseas.
Worldwide, the figure rises to six million Freemasons, all with their own special reasons why they enjoy Freemasonry. For some, its about making new friends and acquaintances. For others, it's being able to help deserving causes - making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is simply an enjoyable hobby.
Every Freemason has his own reason for joining. What's yours?
United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and of some Districts overseas. Its Grand Master is HRH The Duke of Kent KG.
Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire West Riding
The Colne Valley Lodge is a Masonic Lodge under the jurisdiction of The United Grand Lodge of England and of The Masonic Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.
Masonic Charitable Foundation
The Masonic Charitable Foundation builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the broader community.