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The United Grand Lodge of England 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 Tel: +44 (0) 20 7831 9811
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7831 6021

It meets in Quarterly Communication on the second Wednesdays in March, June, September and December and the Annual Investiture and Grand Festival take place on the last Wednesday in April.

The Grand Master is HRH The Duke of Kent.

The United Grand Lodge of England has some 320,000 members grouped in 8,661 lodges. Lodges in London (an area within a 10 mile radius of Freemasons’ Hall), are organised into groups administered by London Management. Lodges outside London and within England, Wales and the Channel Islands are grouped into 47 Provinces, based on the old Counties, each headed by a Provincial Grand Master.

Lodges meeting abroad are grouped in 33 Districts each headed by a District Grand Master, 5 Groups each headed by a Grand Inspector, with 12 lodges being administered from Freemasons’ Hall.

The Grand Lodge publishes a Year Book listing all of its lodges with their meeting dates and places, Grand Officers and senior Provincial and District Officers which can be purchased from Freemasons’ Hall.

The Book of Constitutions (rule book) has been in the public domain since the first edition was published in 1723 and can be purchased from Freemasons’ Hall. The Year Book, Book of Constitutions and other official documents can also be purchased on a CD-Rom.