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    Dynamic duo delight Downshire

    The installation ceremony for Downshire Lodge No 594 took place in the Roan Suite of Liverpool Masonic Hall. Staying at the helm for a further term of office is Adrian McLoughlin. One of the earlier lodges in Liverpool, Downshire was founded in 1851 and has a long tradition connected to the nautical and seafaring community. […]

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    A wonderful evening at Fidelity

    What a wonderful evening was the verdict on the 151st installation meeting of Lodge of Fidelity No 1256. “What a wonderful year” would be the comment, as members and regular visitors looked back on 12 months with Geoff Fogden at the helm. The beginning of the next 50 years was heralded by the presence of […]

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    Almost the end of an era

    Brethren and guests of Prince’s Park Lodge No 4769 met at the Geoffrey Hirst Masonic suite within Woolton Golf Club for their penultimate meeting as in December 2019 they will be surrendering their warrant. In what can only be described as a sincere ceremony touched with sadness, the new WM was installed into the chair […]

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    Derek’s 50 years in Freemasonry

    The October meeting of Lodge of Lights No 148 was a very special occasion to celebrate Derek James Bowden’s 50 years as a Freemason. The meeting was attended by over 70 Freemasons all eager to join Derek on this special event. The meeting was opened by the WM John Starkey, and the usual administrations observed […]

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    John first principal in Grassendale Chapter

    The three principals of Grassendale Chapter No 4808 welcomed companions and guests to Woolton Golf Club for the occasion of their annual installation ceremony. All the companions present were pleased to receive the principal guest, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Barry Crossley, accompanied by Woolton Group Chairman Andrew Whittle and group vice chairman Mike […]

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    Royal Preston Lodge fired up for David’s 50th

    David Rhodes celebrated 50 years as a Freemason at a meeting of Royal Preston Lodge No 333. The lodge was honoured by the presence of an abundance of grand officers led by Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon and the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies Ian Halsall. In recognition of Tom’s service to Freemasonry, […]

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    Peter is first principal of North Meols Chapter

    A splendid installation ceremony took place at Southport Masonic Hall when North Meols Chapter No 5828 installed Peter Wall in the first principal’s chair. Keith Blackburn was installed as second principal and Richard Alty as third principal in a very dignified ceremony. Attending the convocation as the representative of the Grand Superintendent Tony Harrison was […]

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    Peace Lodge help local Army Cadets

    When the members of the Peace Lodge No 2269 were made aware that a local Army Cadet Unit were in need of a new fridge freezer it was a call to arms. While out and about locally and engaging with the community, Gary Smith of Peace Lodge overheard a conversation that the local Army Cadet […]

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    The life and times of Robert Abbott-Hull

    Friends and members of not only his mother lodge, Wayfarers Lodge No 7544, but a lodge in which he was a founder, Broadwater Lodge No 9027, gathered at Cleveleys Masonic Hall to celebrate Robert (Bob) Abbott-Hull’s 50 years in Freemasonry. The assembled brethren we pleased to have Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Randerson preside over […]

  • Ken celebrates 60 years in Freemasonry

    Kenneth William Cartwright PPrJGW, a member of Longford Lodge No 5900, celebrated 60 years in Freemasonry. To officiate on this special occasion, the lodge welcomed APrGM John Seddon who was accompanied by Ian Halsall PrDGDC, Eccles Group Chairman Stuart Boyd and other acting officers. Initial business concluded, John Seddon occupied the chair and requested that […]