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.

As a part of the Anniversary Celebrations being carried out to mark 300 years of the United Grand Lodge of England and 200 years of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire, North and East Ridings, Masonic Halls throughout the Province were open to the public on 24th June 2017.

Members of the various Lodges meeting at St Saviourgate –as well as those at Castlegate House and Duncombe Place Masonic Halls – were on hand to show visitors round and answer questions. This was the perfect opportunity to show what Freemasonry is really about and dispel a few myths, and a large number of members of the public (including the Lord Mayor of York, albeit off duty!) attended.


In view of the success of the 2017 open day, the Provincial Grand Master has expressed the hope that more open days will be held in future. So, as a part of Radio York’s Cake and a Cuppa event on Yorkshire Day, 1st August 2018, we have arranged for St Saviourgate Masonic Hall to be open to the public. Cake and a Cuppa is very much a social event, which helps to combat loneliness and encourages people to meet for tea, cake and a chat. There will be similar events all over York and North Yorkshire, but not at Masonic Halls, and ours will again offer the opportunity to see inside a Masonic Hall and find out for yourself what Freemasonry is all about.