The Provincial Grand Master of Oxfordshire
Welcome to the Oxfordshire Provincial Grand Lodge website
As Provincial Grand Master, let me welcome you to the official site of the Oxfordshire Provincial Grand Lodge. You will be able to find information relating to our Lodges and their meetings, the charities we support and upcoming events, as well as other items of interest.
Freemasonry has been practised in Oxfordshire for over 200 years, from not just within the city and university, but across many of the county's towns from as far south as Henley on Thames to Banbury in the north.
Nationally, we celebrated 300 years of Freemasonry in 2017, and this site shows how we will celebrated that landmark more locally. Throughout those 300 years, Freemasonry has adapted and changed to reflect the many great and social changes that have formed the bedrock of our present day society.
During these years, our fraternal society has comfortably retained many of its great traditions and remained true to our core beliefs, primary amongst which is that of extending the hand of friendship and assistance to those less fortunate not just here in Oxfordshire, but throughout the country at large and the world beyond. Nothing better demonstrates this than our 2022 Festival in aid of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
We are open to "all men of all ages", who wish simply to challenge develop and discover more about themselves, and in that journey find new friends, and to enjoy and embrace an opportunity to bring hope and happiness to those less fortunate.
If you think this is for you and can step up to that high mark, then please do contact us, you will be as all are, most welcome and I am confident you will not be disappointed.
R.W. Bro. James R.G. Hilditch.
Provincial Grand Master.
Provincial Grand Secretary
The Provincial Grand Secretary is the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the Provincial Grand Lodge of Oxfordshire. It doesn't matter whether you are a Freemason from within the Province, or a Freemason visiting Oxfordshire, I will always do my best to assist and make you welcome.
On the other hand you may not be a Freemason and would like to learn more about one of the world's oldest and largest non-religious, non political, fraternal and charitable organisations, either way, I am here to help.
The best way to contact me is via the email address:
W.Bro. Ivor R. Hawkins.
Provincial Grand Secretary.