The Lodge conducts a Second Degree Ceremony

On Tuesday 5th April, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge conducted a ceremony of passing for Bro Ian Rowland. Bro Rowland had recently been initiated into the lodge but had expressed an interest to join prior to the covid pandemic. Bro Rowland said it “was a great privelige to be able to take the next step in…

Lodge supports humanitarian effort for Ukraine

on Tuesday 1st March 2022, the lodge voted to make an emergency donation of £500 to the Good Shepherd Centre to support the emerging humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The motion proposed by the Master David Key who said that “the people of Ukraine are facing an unprecedented crisis” and went on to urge the brethren…

Lodge Installs 234th Master

On Tuesday 1st February, the Lodge held its annual installation meeting, which was last held in February 2020. At the ceremony WBro David T Key was installed as Master by current Master WBro Mark Exley, who because of COVID 19 had served as Master for 2 years. Due to concerns about COVID 19 it was…

Lodge Elects a New Master

On a meeting of the Lodge on Tuesday 4th January 2022, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge held its annual Scroll Night. The annual Scroll Night meeting is the formal business meeting of the Lodge and usually does not have visitors attending. At this meeting the Lodge elected the Senior Warden WBro David T Key as the…

Lodge Conducts a Ceremony of Passing

On Tuesday 7th December, the Lodge held a cerenony of passing for Bro Emanuele Bernardini. This was a ceremony had that was long over due as the Covid Pandemic made it difficult to be able to hold ceremonies. The ceremony was well attended by a number of brethren and visitors. Bro Bernardini went on to…

Lodge conducts a Ceremony of Passing

On Tuesday 2nd November, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge conducted a ceremony of Passing for Bro Peter Karkoska. This wad the second ceremony the Lodge had conducted since reopening from the Covid lockdown. The Master, WBro Mark Exley congratulated Bro Karkoska for the excellent way he had learnt his words for the ceremony. Bro Karkoska said…

Lodge conducts a ceremony of Initiation

On Tuesday 5th October 2021, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge No. 265 conducted its first ceremony of initiation since the Covid 19 lock down. The ceremony saw Bro Ian Rowland be initiated into the Lodge at a ceremony attended a number of members and visitors. Bro Rowland had initially expressed and interest in joining the Lodge…

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…