Links to other Foreign Grand Lodges and Districts recognised by UGLE
RECOGNISED GRAND LODGES IN THE BRITISH ISLES
Grand Lodge of Ireland
RECOGNISED FOREIGN GRAND LODGES
RECOGNISED DISTRICTS & GROUPS
(outside England, Wales, the Channel Islands & Isle of Man)
The continuing growth in overseas travel brings with it an increase in visits by our Brethren to Lodges of other jurisdictions - the Board at UGLE welcome this trend.
From time to time, however, Brethren become become involved with Masonic bodies which Grand Lodge does not recognise (e.g. when visiting a jurisdiction which, quite legitimately so far as it is concerned, accepts as visitors Brethren from Grand Lodges which are not recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England). In this connection, Brethren are reminded that it is part of their duty as members of the English Constitution not to associate Masonically with members of unrecognised Constitutions and, should a situation occur, they should tactfully withdraw, even though their visit may have been formally arranged.
To avoid this danger and the potential embarrassment to hosts, Brethren should not attempt to make any Masonic contact overseas without having first checked (preferably in writing) with the Provincial Secretary, who will confirm with the Secretary’s Office at Freemasons’ Hall, that there is recognised Freemasonry in the country concerned and, whether there are any particular points which should be observed.
Brethren should also be aware of the Masonic convention that communications between Grand Lodges should only be conducted by Grand Secretaries. They should therefore, not attest without permission to make any direct contact with the Grand Secretary of another Constitution.
This does not preclude direct contact on a purely personal level between individual Brethren under different Grand Lodges.