Hearty greetings to you, and thanks for your interest in looking at our website. We have kept it brief and, we hope, easy to navigate by following the links, and interesting whether you are already a Freemason or just curious about us.

There are over a dozen Lodges in York and we are neither the oldest nor the biggest but we try to be true to the Masonic aim of being happy and communicating happiness. We take our ceremonies seriously but not stiffly and enjoy our after proceedings in a relaxed manner, observing true form but always finding a place for good fellowship and good humour. And we sing a bit!

The involvement of our families is very important to us and you will find some indications of our social activities by following the link.

Our Masonic year starts with the Installation of the Worshipful Master on the first Wednesday in October and we then meet on the first Wednesdays of November, December, February, March, April, May and June. This is because of our historical connection with Archbishop Holgate’s Grammar School when it was thought fit to meet during the academic year but not during school holidays. You can find out more on the connection by following the ‘History’ link.

Our home is now at the Freemasons’ Hall in St. Saviourgate, a stone’s throw from the City Centre and a few minutes’ walk from York Minster, and meetings start at 6.45 p.m. except for the Installation meeting which starts at 5.00pm.

We are always delighted to welcome visitors and, indeed, to provide answers to questions particular to Mitre Lodge. Answers to questions about Freemasonry and how to become a member of the Craft can best be found by using the link to the United Grand Lodge of England.

Your first point of contact for our Lodge is the Lodge Secretary, whose email address is enquiries@mitrelodgeofyork.org.uk He will be very pleased to hear from you.

Mitre Lodge welcomes enquiries from prospective members, whether already Masons or not and whether having any connection with Archbishop Holgate’s School or not, or from anybody interested in Freemasonry.

Vice-Patron status in Festival 2018

Andrew Popely, secretary, W Bro Grant Burton WM and Les Kirby, treasurer of the appeal

The Mitre Lodge of York has donated a further £2000 from Lodge funds to qualify for Vice Patron status in Festival 2018. The March meeting of the Lodge was attended by Andrew Popely, Secretary, and Les Kirby, Treasurer of the appeal, who were pleased to accept a cheque on behalf of Mitre Lodge.

Andrew gave a short presentation to the Brethren, explaining the significance of the Masonic Samaritan Fund and welcoming the contribution.

Vice Patron

Mitre Lodge’s Master, W Bro Grant Burton, commented: “Mitre, although not a large lodge, has been doing its reasonable best to support Festival 2018. I was more than happy, on behalf of the lodge, to hand this contribution to the Festival Team. We do our utmost to promote charitable giving within the lodge to both Masonic and Non Masonic charity.”