April 2018

Monthly Archives

  • Robert is at it again

    When the master of a lodge is invited to continue in the chair for an additional year, the subsequent proclamation ceremony can sometimes lack lustre and zip. The apparent simplicity of an abbreviated ceremony oftentimes results in a rather meagre or even disjointed programme. But there were no such discrepancies at the proclamation ceremony of […]

  • Tony installed as first principal in a unique ceremony

    Companions and friends of Coronation Chapter of Westhoughton No 7258 gathered to install their three principals. Jeremy Dootson opened the chapter and after conducting the normal business of the chapter he received the principal guest Tony Hall. Tony was accompanied by Third Provincial Grand Principal Ian Higham, Malcolm Dewhurst, Dave Harrison Chorley Group Vice Chairman […]

  • Life is full of surprises

    With numbers decimated by sickness, work commitments and holidays, the last thing that the assistant director of ceremonies of Fairhaven Lodge No 5076 needed was to be told that the master of the lodge was stuck in a massive M6 motorway tailback following an earlier accident and that the junior warden was stuck on a […]

  • Heysham Lodge cares

    The WM of Heysham Lodge No 4108, Lee Taylor-Craddock, on behalf of the brethren of his lodge, has presented to Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hay Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, a cheque for the magnificent total of £1,000. The money has been raised from a number of fundraising initiatives, including Lee and his wife Scarlett’s […]

  • St Bartholomew Lodge welcomes Stephen Gregory as master

    The many brethren and guests of St Bartholomew Lodge No 6071 gathered to install Stephen Gregory into the chair of King Solomon. The honoured guest for the evening was Stephen’s long-time friend and fellow grand officer John Robson who was representing the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison. John was accompanied by no less than nine […]

  • St George’s Lodge of Chorley installs Paul Greenway

    Following their tradition of always holding their installation on St George’s day, the members of St George’s Lodge of Chorley No 7161 assembled at Chorley Masonic Hall to witness Paul Greenway being installed into the master’s chair by Iain Wilson. Stephen Gregory represented the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison and was accompanied by Chorley Group […]

  • OPERA, at the Atkinson?

    Assistant Provincial Grand Master Robert Wright, accompanied by colleagues Tony Hall, Graeme Chambers and Martin Lockyer had the pleasure of attending Sefton OPERA, or to be more precise, Older Persons Enabling Resource and Action group, at the Atkinson in Southport for a tea dance! They were there to see at first hand the work done […]

  • Malcolm ‘lords it’ over South Eastern Group

    Members of the South Eastern Group were well entertained at a Sportsman’s Evening on Friday 13 April at Urmston Masonic Hall, organised by group assistant secretary Eddie Wilkinson and group charity officer Darren Gregory. The evening commenced with an excellent three course meal provided by the hall chef Perrin, where the drinks seemed to flow […]

  • Another great achievement for Edward the fifth

    Titled as Edward the fifth when he was installed into the chair of King Solomon at Woolton Lodge No 6448, for the fifth time, Edward O’Hare has achieved another remarkable landmark. At the last meeting of this Masonic year for the lodge, saw Edward initiate David Hillman into the lodge in exemplary style. Nothing unusual […]

  • Warrington celebrates St George’s day

    70 members and guests, many resplendent in red outfits or accessories, assembled at Warrington Masonic Hall to celebrate St George’s day. The banquet hall decorated with St George’s flags and buntings, with the red and white colours replicated onto the tables with red roses, candles, napkins and white tablecloths. Alan Greggs introduced himself as organiser […]