Constitutions

There are four constitutions represented in South Africa at present. They are:

> United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England UGLE www.ugle.org.uk
> Grand Lodge of Ireland www.freemasonry.ie
> Grand Lodge of Scotland www.grandlodgescotland.com
> Grand Lodge of South Africa GLSA www.grandlodge.co.za

United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England

(English Constitution)

Witwatersrand Lodge is the 3745th Lodge to be consecrated by the United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England and is in the District of South Africa, North. Exactly where we fit into the structure of the Grand Lodge of England can be depicted graphically as follows:


UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND - the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Its headquarters are at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ. The United Grand Lodge of England is headed up by the Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC.

METROPOLITAN GRAND LODGE OF LONDON - comprising of Lodges that meet in London, generally within a 10 mile radius of the United Grand Lodge of England. It is headed up by the Metropolitan Grand Master.

PROVINCES - comprising of Lodges that meet outside London but within England, Wales, The Isle of Man and the Channel Island. Each Province is headed up by a Provincial Grand Master.
BEDFORDSHIRE DORSET   EAST KENT NORTHAMPSHIRE & HUNTINGDONSHIRE WEST WALES
BERKSHIRE DURHAM WEST KENT NORTHHUMBERLAND WARWICKSHIRE
BRISTOL ESSEX EAST LANCHASHIRE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WILTSHIRE
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE GLOUCHESTERSHIRE WEST LANCASHIRE OXFORDSHIRE WOCESTERSHIRE
CAMBRIDGESHIRE GUERNSEY & ELDERNEY LEISTERSHIRE & RUTLAND SHROPSHIRE YORKSHIRE, NORTH & EAST RIDINGS
CHESHIRE HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT LINCOLNSHIRE SUFFOLK YORKSHIRE WEST RIDING
CORNWALL HEREFORDSHIRE LONDON SURREY  
CUMBERLAND & WESTMORLAND HERTFORDSHIRE MIDDLESEX SUSSEX  
DERBYSHIRE  ISLE OF MAN MONMOUTHSHIRE NORTH WALES  
DEVONSHIRE JERSEY NORFOLK SOUTH WALES  

DISTRICTS - comprising of Lodges located outside England, Wales and The Channel Islands. Each District is headed up by a District Grand Master.
EUROPE ASIA AFRICA AMERICAS OCEANIA
CYPRUS BENEGAL EAST AFRICA BAHAMAS & THE TURKS NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
GIBRALTAR BOMBAY GHANA BARBADOS & EAST CARIBBEAN SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
  EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO NAMIBIA BERMUDA  
  HONG KONG & FAR EAST KWAZULU-NATAL GUYANA  
  NORTHERN INDIA NIGERIA JAMAICA & CAYMAN ISLANDS  
  MADRAS ORANGE FREE STATE SOUTH AMERICA, NORTH DIVISION  
  SRI LANKA SIERRA LEONE & THE GAMBIA SOUTH AMERICA  
    SOUTH AFRICA, CENTRAL DIVISION SOUTH DIVISION  
    SOUTH AFRICA, EAST DIVISION TRINIDAD & TOBAGO  
    SOUTH AFRICA, NORTH    
    SOUTH AFRICA, WEST DIVISION    
    ZAMBIA    
    ZIMBABWE    

GROUPS - Comprising of groups of Lodges, currently too small to make up a district. The Groups are headed up by a Group Inspector.
GREECE MALTA PORTUGAL MONTREAL & HALIFAX SOUTH WEST PACIFIC

LODGES - located in countries outside of England, Wales, The Isles of Man and the Channel Islands, but directly administered by Freemasons' Hall in London.
MONACO    ST HELENA NETHERLANDS & ANTILLES (2) WINWARD ISLANDS (2) AUSTRALIA (4)
PAPUA NEW GUINEA (2)