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Media Centre of United Grand Lodge of England

Our Media Centre provides the latest news and statements from the United Grand Lodge of England and contact details of our press office.

About the United Grand Lodge of England:

  • The Premier Grand Lodge, which became the United Grand Lodge of England, was founded at the Goose and Gridiron Pub in London in 1717.
  • It has 48 Provinces across the country and more than 7,000 Lodges, with students over the age of 18 able to join one of the 85 University Scheme Lodges.
  • Freemasons use four important guiding principles to help define their path through life: integrity, friendship, respect and charity.
  • One of the oldest social and charitable organisations in the world, Freemasonry’s roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles.
  • Membership is open to people from all backgrounds and the organisation’s aim is to empower members to be the best they can be – it’s about building character, supporting members as individuals and helping them make a positive contribution to society.
  • Freemasonry is one of the largest charitable givers in the country, contributing more than £51.1m to deserving causes in 2020 alone. Freemasons do not only donate money – more than 18.5 million hours of volunteer work are undertaken by Freemasons every year.

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Media contacts

If you have an press enquiry, please submit an enquiry or contact us using the details below.

Michelle Worvell

Michelle Worvell - Director of Communications and Marketing

Telephone:+44(0)2073959290 Mobile:+44(0)7538512669 Email:[email protected]

Livia Ferreira

Livia Ferreira - Public Relations Manager

Telephone:+44(0)2073959208 Mobile:+44(0)7539578699 Email:[email protected]

Annual Report 2020

 

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) has launched its first annual report, in its 300 year history, marking another major step forward in its commitment to modernisation, transparency and normalization.

 

“Our first-ever annual report is a major step ahead for the organisation in terms of the transparency and normalisation of Freemasonry, we want to tell the public who we are and what we do. This year, we have raised more than £42m for charity and given more than 18.5 million hours of our time in unpaid social and civic volunteering. I am enormously proud to serve an organisation with such a story to tell.”

Dr David Staples, Chief Executive, United Grand Lodge of England

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