An enjoyable first meeting

The first lodge meeting at the new venue of Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard was recently held by Rufford Lodge No 7217 and was enjoyed by a good turnout of 46 brethren and guests.

Guests enjoying the festive board in the Medieval Banqueting Suite.

Guests enjoying the festive board in the Medieval Banqueting Suite.

The meeting was held in the Eccleston Suite, which will be used for all future lodge meetings. This first gathering welcomed the Local Care Officer Derek Midgley, who gave a presentation on the Masonic charities and the assistance available. After the meeting, the brethren retired to the Medieval Banqueting Suite for an excellent festive board.

All three Croston Craft lodges; Standish Lodge No 4955, St Michael’s Lodge No 5756 and Rufford Lodge, together with St Michael’s Chapter No 5756 and Croston Conclave No 362 have moved to the new venue and no more meetings will now be held at Heskin Hall.

From the feedback and comments received from all the members, it promises to be an excellent and popular venue.

Pictured centre: WM Brian Fairhurst with members of Rufford Lodge before their first meeting at the new venue.

Pictured centre: WM Brian Fairhurst with members of Rufford Lodge before their first meeting at the new venue.