April 2019

Monthly Archives

  • Cry John for St George!

    It is tradition for St George’s Lodge of Chorley No 7161 to hold their installation meeting on St George’s Day and this year was no exception. The lodge room was full to witness the installation of John Askew by installing master Paul Greenway. The representative was to have been Paul Hesketh, but unfortunately due to […]

  • Another ‘fyne mess’

    For many years it has been the tradition of Harmonic Lodge No 216, to end the season with a party. This could take the form of a variety of theme nights – ‘Navy Night’, ‘Pirate Night’, ‘Battle of Britain Night’, but on most occasions, a traditional ‘Olde English Night’. It is an opportunity to take […]

  • Dinoop initiated into Derby Lodge

    Members and guests of Derby Lodge No 724, which meets at the Geoffrey Hirst Masonic Suite within Woolton Golf Club, met to witness a first degree ceremony. The DC of the lodge, Steven Williams, called the brethren to order to receive the WM Stephen White and his wardens, whilst the opening ode was sung. Steven […]

  • Blundellsands Chapter, small, but perfectly formed

    Members and their guests gathered in the majestic surroundings of the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool for the installation convocation of Blundellsands Chapter No 2289. A warm welcome awaited the Third Provincial Grand Principal Ian Higham, as he made his first visit to the chapter. Ian was accompanied by Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Sam Robinson. […]

  • Demonstration at Silver Jubilee

    The Silver Jubilee Chapter of Installed First Principals No 8818, which meets at the Masonic hall in Park Road, Ormskirk, was pleased to welcome the ‘Demonstration Team’ of the Provincial Grand Stewards’ Chapter of West Lancashire No 8516 to their recent convocation. The Provincial Grand Stewards’ Chapter was established in 1979, to provide an opportunity […]

  • Five rehearsals make for perfection at St Michael’s

    More than 90 brethren assembled at Garstang Masonic Hall to witness a first-class ceremony, which saw Robert James Hughes installed into the chair of St Michael’s on Wyre Lodge No 8348. The principal guest was Assistant Provincial Grand Master Francis (Frank) Anthony Umbers, who had travelled up from the depths of Liverpool to be with […]

  • A golden evening for Stan

    The members of Wyreside Lodge No 2605 and the friends of Stanley (Stan) Naylor, gathered together to celebrate Stan’s 50 years in Freemasonry. The celebrations were led by Assistant Provincial Grand Master Keith Kemp. Keith was accompanied by grand officers Peter Greathead and Jim Woods, together with Lancaster and District Group Vice Chairman Scott Devine […]

  • Warrington Group Dinner

    The Warrington Group Chairman’s Dinner was attended by 74 Freemasons who enjoyed the company of the principal guests, Dr Robert Lomas, a writer, physicist and business studies academic, Barry Jameson, Second Provincial Grand Principal and Colin Rowling, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals. David Goddard, the acting DC, introduced Warrington Group Chairman Andy Barton, who […]

  • Good Evans

    Having stepped down from the position of Assistant Provincial Grand Master at the meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge, David Grainger would no doubt have anticipated a period of quiet retirement as he withdrew from the limelight. However, any such plans were quickly put paid to when, at short notice, he was pressed into service once […]