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    Special Lodge of Furness

    All installation meetings are special occasions for the lodge and those involved with the ceremony.  Nevertheless, the installation meeting of Lodge of Furness No 995 was an uncommon and somewhat extra special occasion. The principal guest was lodge member Rowly Saunders who not only had the responsibility of representing the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison […]

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    Special Lodge of Furness

    All installation meetings are special occasions for the lodge and those involved with the ceremony.  Nevertheless, the installation meeting of Lodge of Furness No 995 was an uncommon and somewhat extra special occasion. The principal guest was lodge member Rowly Saunders who not only had the responsibility of representing the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison […]

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    Welsh visitors at Lever Park

    Visiting one another’s lodges is a very enjoyable part of Freemasonry. Lever Park Lodge No 8144 were a prime example of this when they were visited by 11 members of St Catherine Lodge No 8577 and Pegasus Lodge No 9124 from the Province of North Wales who meet in Wrexham. They were at Lever Park at […]

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    Local charities get £1,000 from Chorley Freemasons

    Thanks to the generosity of Chorley Freemasons, The Baby Beat Appeal at Royal Preston Hospital and Lancashire TAAG shared a donation of £1,000 from Prospect Lodge No 7880 by receiving £500 each to their funds. It is normal for lodges in the Lancashire area to identify local charities to support during a master’s Masonic year. […]

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    John now looking forward to his 60th

    Assistant Provincial Grand Master Frank Umbers honoured County Palatine Lodge No 2505 with his presence to celebrate John Davis’s 50th anniversary as a Freemason. The WM welcomed Frank into the lodge and offered him the gavel, which Frank duly accepted, the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies Jason Dell then sat John in the celebrant’s […]

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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 […]