Mike Threlfall, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals is responsible for the Preston, Wigan and District and Leigh Groups.
“As a proud Prestonian, born and bred and a Freemason for most of my adult life, I was naturally both flattered and honoured to be asked by the Grand Superintendent Tony Harrison to become an Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals.
I enjoy working alongside you all and especially with my colleague, Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon and the group chairman Steve Bolton, Geoffrey Porter and Jonathan Heaton.
The Royal Arch has a long and distinguished history in Preston, most local Freemasons belonging to one or more of our chapters and I am confident that our joint efforts will seek “to have but one end in view” which is to make freemasonry even more enjoyable and successful in our city.
I offer every support, encouragement and admiration to those who work so hard in various administrative tasks within our chapters, those who raise money from our members and carefully distribute it to so many good causes and those who use their talents to ensure the well running of our hall in Saul Street.
We should all remember the imperative to attract suitable new members to Freemasonry by example. There are many good men who find our charitable and caring ethos attractive and who would welcome the opportunity to join us and ‘make a difference’ both within Freemasonry and through Freemasonry, to society in general.”