The Charity team

  • Philip Preston is the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, he reports to David Winder, Assistant Provincial Grand Master who has principal responsibility for the charity team within the Province.

    Through the charity stewards structure, Philip’s key aim is to develop knowledge of its possibilities and engender the enthusiasm and interest of the brethren, in the exercise of their duty of Masonic and non-Masonic giving.

    Philip is supported by seven regional charity stewards and 22 group charity stewards.

    Regional charity steward’s

    Regional charity steward’s are ex-officio member of their respective group executives. He provides direct support to the group and more particularly, individual lodge and chapter charity stewards. In addition he will seek to identify projects which might benefit from a degree of co-ordinated giving between lodges, chapters and groups.

  • Philip Preston

He should become an authoritative adviser on fundraising and its objects, both Masonic and non-Masonic for the group charity stewards, lodges and chapters who may consult him. He will be expected to liaise with and keep informed the Assistant Provincial Grand Masters and group chairmen in his area. The RCS will also be expected to play a leading role in any Provincial charity projects.

  • Geoffrey Bury
    Furness and South Lakeland, Lancaster and Preston Groups.

  • Edward Rhodes
    North Fylde, South Fylde and Blackpool Groups.

  • John Wrennall
    Leyland, Southport, Ormskirk & Bootle Groups.

  • Malcolm Warren
    Wigan, Leigh, Chorley and St Helens and Prescot  Groups.

  • Dennis Tierney
    South East Group, Warrington & District, Eccles Groups

  • George Crawley
    Liverpool  and Woolton Groups.

  • Paul Shirley
    Garston,,Gladstone  and Widnes Groups.

Group charity steward’s

The group charity steward is responsible to the regional charity steward for his particular group. The GCS is a Provincial appointment, however, a key requirement is an ability to work closely with his fellow group officers.

The group charity steward should provide for the lodges and chapters within the group and for the group itself, information, encouragement and advice on fundraising. He should be knowledgeable on the most effective and productive means of doing so and keep an advisory eye on the balance between Masonic and non-Masonic giving.

He should liaise with the group chairman and the local group publicity officer with regard to fundraising and its results and how such giving can be presented to the advantage of all concerned.

The group charity steward is an ex officio member of his group and is expected to provide a report to and attend each of the group executive meetings. He will also be expected to be a stimulating co-ordinator of any Provincial charity projects.

  • Ian Stirling
    Blackpool Group.


  • Gary Smith
    Chorley Group.

  • Bill Walker
    Eccles Group.

  • Richard Wilcock
    Furness and S Lakeland Group.

  • Keith Williams
    Garston Group.

  • Patrick Kent
    Gladstone Group.

  • Simon Hanson
    Lancaster Group.

  • Steve Ralph
    Leigh Group.

  • Jeff Lucas
    Leyland Group.

  • Barry Fletcher
    Liverpool 1

  • Geoff Brown
    Liverpool 2

  • James Gregson
    North Fylde Group.

  • Malcolm Sandywell
    Ormskirk and Bootle Group.

  • Vic Parker
    Preston Group.

  • Darren Gregory
    South Eastern Group

  • David McKee
    South Fylde Group.

  • Martin Lockyer
    Southport Group.

  • Les Newman
    St Helens and Prescot Group.

  • Glen Screeton
    Warrington Group.

  • Bob Williams
    Widnes Group.

  • Ian Green
    Wigan Group.

  • Gary Devlin
    Woolton Group.