Pock man becomes leading Freemason

Jeff Gillyon
Jeff Gillyon

A Pocklington man has taken on a leading Freemason role.

Last Saturday, more than 1,000 Freemasons travelled from across the country to the University of York to see Jeff Gillyon appointed as Provincial Grand Master for Yorkshire, North and East Ridings.

Mr Gillyon’s new role will involve leading the 4,000 Freemasons in the Province, which is one of the largest in the UK.

It stretches from Middlesbrough in the north to Hull in the south and from the East Coast all the way over to Leyburn in the Dales. He will be held responsible by the Grand Master, HRH the Duke of Kent, for the successful completion of that task.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.

It aims to instil in its members a moral and ethical approach to life as its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness.

Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.

You can find out more about Freemasonry by visiting their website at www.pgl-york.org.uk or by contacting James Greaves at jgreaves100@hotmail.com or on 07968 052868.