» United Grand Lodge of England
The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Its headquarters are at:
Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ.
Due to it’s rich architecture, Freemasons’ Hall has been used as a location for many film and television productions. Notably: in the BBC’s Spooks drama; Sherlock Holmes; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Johnny English; and Green Zone. More are listed here
The United Grand Lodge of England currently has over a quarter of a million members meeting in over 8,000 Lodges, which are grouped as follows:
Lodges meeting in London are administered by the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London, which is headed by the Metropolitan Grand Master.
Lodges meeting outside London, and within England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, are grouped into 47 Provinces, whose boundaries often correspond to those of the old Counties, with each headed by a Provincial Grand Master. For our lodge in Birmingham this is Warwickshire Provincial Grand lodge.
Lodges that meet outside England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are grouped into 33 Districts, with each headed by a District Grand Master, five Groups (ie: currently too small to make up a District), with each headed by a Grand Inspector, and 12 Lodges abroad which are directly administered by Freemasons’ Hall.