Province of Herefordshire

The Masonic Province

Of Herefordshire

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Provincial Grand Master: RW Bro The Rev’d David John Bowen

Deputy Provincial Grand Master:  VW Bro Michael Kenneth Roff PGSwdB

Provincial Grand Secretary:  W Bro Michael John Hopkins PAGDC


Recent news

Donation to Kington First Responders
Freemasons meeting in Kington have donated £2,500 in support of the local Community First Responders service, to buy two new state-of-the-art defibrillators among other equipment. More…

Province supports repairs to Cathedral
Gale damage to one of the pinnacles of Hereford Cathedral’s central tower necessitated emergency repairs, supported by the Province. More…

HMCA presentations to group of local charities
An event was held at Kyrle Street in May to present cheques from the HMCA to 12 local charities. Representatives of the charities met for coffee and a presentation, making it a very successful gathering. More…

Grand Secretary
The Grand Secretary of UGLE, RW Bro Nigel Brown, retired at the end of April, and is to be replaced for the time being by RW Bro Willie Shackell. RW Bro Shackell visited the Province on 1 June 2015 in his role as President of the Masonic Samaritan Fund, on the occasion of the launch of our 2020 Festival. More…

PPGM Installs PGM into Chair of Dean Leigh
In what must be a very rare occasion, the PPGM Installed the PGM into the Chair of Dean Leigh Masters’ Lodge. More…

Presentation of £10,000 to Midlands Air Ambulance
The PGM and Deputy present £10,000 to the Air Ambulance on behalf of Herefordshire Freemasons, at Strensham Air Base. Full story here

Province donates £1,000 to Breast Cancer Haven
The Herefordshire Masonic Charity Association has made a further donation of £1,000 to Hereford Breast Cancer Haven, as part of its Guardian scheme. More…

Further support for St Michael’s Hospice
The Province has donated a further £5,000 to the Hospice, and Palladian Lodge has given £500. For the full story click here

Chas Watkins’ 50 years in Freemasonry
W Bro Chas Watkins, of Coningsby and Dean Leigh Masters’ Lodges, has been a Freemason for 50 years. He was presented with a certificate to mark the occasion by the Past Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Rodney Smallwood. More…

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RW Bro The Revd David J Bowen Provincial Grand Master

I have much pleasure in welcoming you to the website of the Masonic Province of Hereford.

Whether you are a long-standing Freemason, someone curious about this Ancient Order or have arrived here by accident, I hope you will find something of interest.

As you explore our site you will discover some of the history of Freemasonry in Herefordshire and how today it supports local and national charities. All the towns of Herefordshire have a Masonic meeting place known as a lodge, so there is one near you.

Anyone joining us will be guaranteed a warm welcome and membership of one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.

For further information please follow the Contact link at the top of this page.

R W Bro The Rev'd David Bowen, PGM