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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 […]

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    Leyland Masons aid St Catherine’s Hospice

    A generous donation made to St Catherine’s by the Leyland Group of Freemasons has contributed towards a useful new cleaning machine being purchased for use in the hospice’s inpatient unit. The hospice has invested in new cleaning equipment for its floors, which prevents them from becoming slippery and speeds up the process for the hard-working […]

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    Iain installed as new WM at St Luke’s

    The brethren of St Luke’s Lodge No 6006 and their many guests gathered at Litherland Masonic Hall, to witness the installation of Iain Beckett as their new WM. For the evening’s ceremony the lodge brethren were honoured by the presence of John Roberts as their principal guest and as the representative for the Provincial Grand […]

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    Orrell all the way for Derek

    The installation meeting of Orrell Lodge No 8371, which meets at Pemberton Masonic Hall, was honoured by the presence of Phil Gunning, Deputy Provincial Grand Master. Phil was accompanied on this occasion by grand officers, led by Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Ogden, together with Geoffrey Porter (group chairman) and Graeme Hughes, supported by acting […]

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    Wigan Masters and First Principals’ Festival

    It was an impressive turnout for the Wigan Group’s Masters and First Principals’ Festival at Bryn Masonic Hall, with leaders of all lodges and chapters packing the lodge room and later dining downstairs. The occasion followed a tried and tested format, with initial tea, coffee and biscuits with informal socialising, followed by a question and […]

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    Duncan attends Swinton Chapter convocation

    The principle guest for the installation meeting of the Swinton Chapter No 6100 held at Swinton Masonic Hall was Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Duncan Smith. On arrival, Duncan was welcomed by Eccles Group Vice Chairman Patrick Walsh who presented Duncan with a bag of the traditional Eccles cakes to which he gratefully received. […]