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Foreign Grand Lodges

For the United Grand Lodge of England’s Tercentenary celebrations in October 2017, Grand Masters from over 130 foreign Grand Lodges were welcomed by UGLE’s Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent.

Foreign Grand Lodges Recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England

A Grand Lodge is the governing body of Freemasonry within a particular territory, where territory usually means a country or state. 

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), which dates back to June 1717, is the oldest Grand Lodge and is universally regarded as the Mother Grand Lodge of organised Freemasonry. It was followed by the formation of the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 1725, the Grand Lodge of Scotland in 1736, The Danish Order of Freemasons – Grand Lodge of Denmark in 1745 and the Grand East of the Netherlands in 1756. Some of the Grand Lodges listed on this page, especially those in Commonwealth Countries, are made up of Lodges that were originally under UGLE or the Grand Lodge of Ireland or the Grand Lodge of Scotland.  Some of the Grand Lodges listed are relatively new, such as those from Eastern Europe, where Freemasonry was only re-established towards the end of the twentieth century.

The Grand Lodges listed on this page are those recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England. ‘Recognition’ in this very specific masonic sense of the word means that UGLE considers them to be regular in their practice of Freemasonry, in the way they were formed and that it would be happy for the respective members to intervisit with its own members. 

Some countries have many Grand Lodges present within their borders but, generally speaking, UGLE will only recognise one Grand Lodge in a country/territory.  Nevertheless, there are exceptions and it recognises two Grand Lodges in certain territories such as the US States, for specific and historical reasons. It should be noted however that where UGLE recognises two Grand Lodges in a specific territory, both Grand Lodges have amicably agreed to share the territory, albeit remaining as separate and sovereign entities in their own right.

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Members wishing to visit a Lodge under any of the recognised Grand Lodges listed on this page should get in touch with their Metropolitan, Provincial or District Grand Lodge office for specific advice. Members may also wish to note that if a Grand Lodge is not on this page, its Lodges may not be visited.

All members should note that it is important that no attempt should be made by any member of the United Grand Lodge of England to contact by any means (including telephone or e-mail) any of the Grand Lodges listed on this site until on their territory. To do so is a breach of Masonic Protocol.

Members of other Grand Lodges should also bear this in mind, and note that all correspondence received by the United Grand Lodge of England will only be replied to via their Grand Secretary/Grand Chancellor.

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For the United Grand Lodge of England’s Tercentenary celebrations in October 2017, Grand Masters from over 130 foreign Grand Lodges were welcomed by UGLE’s Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent.

British Isles

RECOGNISED GRAND LODGES IN THE BRITISH ISLES

Grand Lodge of Ireland
Grand Lodge of Scotland

Africa

RECOGNISED GRAND LODGES IN AFRICA

Grand Lodge of Benin
Grand Lodge of Burkina Faso
Grand Lodge of Cameroon
Grand Lodge of Congo*
Grand Lodge of Gabon
Grand Lodge of Ghana
National Grand Lodge of Guinea
Grand Lodge of Ivory Coast
Grand Lodge of the Republic of Liberia
National Grand Lodge of Madagascar
National Grand Lodge of Mali
Grand Lodge of Mauritius
Regular Grand Lodge of the Kingdom of Morocco
Grand Lodge of Mozambique
Grand Lodge of Nigeria
Grand Lodge of Senegal
Grand Lodge of South Africa
National Grand Lodge of Togo

* nb: at Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

North America

RECOGNISED GRAND LODGES IN CANADA

Grand Lodge of Alberta
Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon
Grand Lodge of Canada (in the Province of Ontario)
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ontario
Grand Lodge of Manitoba
Grand Lodge of New Brunswick
Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador
Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia
Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island
Grand Lodge of Quebec
Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan


RECOGNISED GRAND LODGES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Grand Lodge of Alabama
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama
Grand Lodge of Alaska
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alaska
Grand Lodge of Arizona
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Arizona
Grand Lodge of Arkansas
Grand Lodge of California
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of California
Grand Lodge of Colorado
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Colorado
Grand Lodge of Connecticut
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Connecticut
Grand Lodge of Delaware
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Delaware
Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia   [Washington DC]
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia   [Washington DC]
Grand Lodge of Florida
Grand Lodge of Georgia
Grand Lodge of Hawaii
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Hawaii
Grand Lodge of Idaho
Grand Lodge of Illinois
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Illinois
Grand Lodge of Indiana
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Indiana
Grand Lodge of Iowa
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Iowa
Grand Lodge of Kansas
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kansas
Grand Lodge of Kentucky
Grand Lodge of Louisiana
Grand Lodge of Maine
Grand Lodge of Maryland
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Maryland
Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Grand Lodge of Michigan
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Michigan
Grand Lodge of Minnesota
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Minnesota
Grand Lodge of Mississippi
Grand Lodge of Missouri
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri
Grand Lodge of Montana
Grand Lodge of Nebraska
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Nebraska
Grand Lodge of Nevada
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Nevada
Grand Lodge of New Hampshire
Grand Lodge of New Jersey
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New Jersey
Grand Lodge of New Mexico
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of New Mexico
Grand Lodge of the State of New York
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New York
Grand Lodge of North Carolina
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of North Carolina
Grand Lodge of North Dakota
Grand Lodge of Ohio
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio
Grand Lodge of Oklahoma
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Oklahoma
Grand Lodge of Oregon
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Oregon
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Grand Lodge of Rhode Island
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Rhode Island
Grand Lodge of South Carolina
Grand Lodge of South Dakota
Grand Lodge of Tennessee
Grand Lodge of Texas
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas
Grand Lodge of Utah
Grand Lodge of Vermont
Grand Lodge of Virginia
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia
Grand Lodge of Washington
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Washington
Grand Lodge of West Virginia
Grand Lodge of Wisconsin
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Wisconsin
Grand Lodge of Wyoming

Central America & West Indies