The Lodge Remembers

Today the Lodge remembered all those who had given the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. With the Covid pandemic on going there was no formal act of rememberance or ceremony which lodge members could attend, so members marked the occasion in their own way with personal acts of rememberance. The Worshipful Master,…

Message from the Worshipful Master

With the rise of the global COVID19 pandemic, the world and this lodge in particular, are facing challenges that are almost unprecedented in our 232 year history. We are having to adapt to conditions and restrictions never before seen in peace time and I know the Grand Master’s decsion to suspend all meeting of the…

Lodge attends Keighley Show

On Saturday 7th September 2019 members of the Royal Yorkshire Lodge attended the annual Keighley Agricultural show. The Lodge has been regular attenders of the show for a last few years. The Imidiate Past Master Neil Armitage said it was “an excellent show and it was important for the lodge and freemasonary to be a…

Lodge Conducts a Ceremony of Raising

On Tuesday 3rd Sptember 2019, the Royal yorkshire Lodge conducted a ceremony of Raising for Bro Micheal Halliday. Bro Halliday who joined the lodge after making contact through the lodge website. He described the event as a very special occassion and one he would never forget. The Worshipful Master, WBro Crhsi Wilcock congratualted all the…

The Lodge conducts a Ceremony of Passing

On Tuesday 2nd April 2019, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge conducted a ceremony of Passing for Bro Micheal Halliday. The ceremony was well attended by 23 visitors and members which concluded with an excellent festive board. Bro Halliday, who originally joined the lodge after an enquiry through the lodge website, described the ceremony as “very special”…

The Lodge Installs a New Master

On Tuesday 5th February 2019, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge held its annual Installation of the new master. WBro Chris Wilcock was once again installed by the outgoing master WBro Neil Armitage. WBro Wilcock, who had previously been installed as master in 1991, said it was a “huge honour to once again serve as master”. At…

Lodge Members visit the Wyggeston Lodge in Leicester

On Friday 16th November, members of the Royal Yorkshire Lodge attended the Installation meeting of the Wyggeston Lodge No. 3448. At the meeting, the Master elect Bro John Harvey was installed as Master. The ceremony was well attended with 64 members and visitors, including the Provincial Grand Master. Bro Peter Clarke is a member of…

Lodge attends rememberance Sunday Parade

On Sunday 11th November, members of the Royal Yorkshire Lodge and other brethren from the local area attended the Keighley Rememberance Day parade. The brethren attended the event in full regalia. Some former members of the armed forces, including the Master, WBro Neil Armitage, also wore their berets and military ties. The event was well…

The Lodge conducts an Initiation Ceremony

On Tuesday 6th November, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge No. 265 conducted a ceremony of initiation for Bro Peter Karkoszka. The ceremony was well attended with 25 visitors and members in attendance, including the candidate’s brother-in-law from the Lodge of Hope No. 302. Bro Peter followed his long time friend Bro Dave Connor into the lodge…

The Lodge conducts a Ceremony of Initiation

On Tuesday 2nd October, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge conducted a ceremony of Initiation for Bro Andrew Conner. The meeting was well attended with 23 members and visitors. Bro Conner who has been attending lodge social functions for some time finally decided to become a member. The Worshipful Master WBro Neil Armitage was the candidates proposer…