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…

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…

Lodge Member Recieves 50 Year Certificate

In a ceromony on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 the Royal Yorkshire Lodge held a ceromony to celebrate 50 years membership of Worshipful Brother Leslie Allinson. The certificate was presented by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master Stuart Grantham, who described it as “an honour to be able to present such a certificate”. The meeting was made…

Bro Neil Armitage is Installed as Master

In a ceremony held on Tuesday 6th February 2018, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge No. 265 held its 230th installation meeting. At the meeting the Senior Warden Bro Neil Armitage was installed as Master. The ceremony was well attended by over 60 members of the Lodge and visitors including representatives from Royal Lancashire Lodge, which the…

The Lodge conducts a Ceromony of Raising

On the night of Tuesday 3rd October 2017, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge conducted a ceromony of Raising for Bro Gavin Douglas. Bro Douglas who has been with the lodge for over a year was finally raised in an excellent ceromony. A number of brethren assisted with the ceromony including the Senior Warden WBro Chris Wilcock…

The Lodge recieves a talk on the history of Masonic Firing

On Tuesday 1st August the Royal Yorkshire Lodge recieved a talk from WBro Rodney Taylor on the history, usage and custom of masonic firing. The talk went into detail about how special glasses were used to give toasts by banging them on the table. He also described how clapping was used in many lodges as…

Lodge receives a lecture on heraldry & Masonry

On Tuesday 4th July, the Royal Yorkshire Lodge was given a lecture on the historic links between heraldry and freemasonry. The talk was given by Bro Peter Clarke who had developed an interest in heraldry over a number of years. The talk cover a number of aspects of prominent masonic heraldry, including how the coat…