A warm welcome from Steve Bolton to the new home for the Preston Group.
Freemasonry has enjoyed strong links with Preston for more than 200 years dating back to the founding of the Lodge of Justice No 484 in 1775. Although some traditions have been upheld over the years, we are continuing to move with modern times which is clearly seen here on our new website.
Today our group is made up of 16 lodges and 11 chapters and we have around 300 members who meet regularly throughout the year at two meeting places within the group: Preston Freemasons Hall, Ashlar House, Saul Street and the Norman Jepson, Beefeater Inn, Bluebell Way, Preston.
We pride ourselves on supporting a wide range of charitable causes. This is achieved through individual lodge donations, the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Freemasons in Preston and our wider West Lancashire Province provide substantial financial assistance to those less fortunate than ourselves and who are in need and distress. All of our charitable giving is provided directly by our own members.
Freemasonry brings something different to everyone who joins. For some it’s about meeting new people and making lifelong friends. For others it’s about the enjoyment of taking part in our rituals. But for most, Freemasonry is more than just a hobby and becomes an integral way of life.
Freemasonry endeavours to make good men even better in all aspects of society. If you are interested in becoming a Freemason or if you would like more information, please contact our membership officer by completing an enquiry form. He will be able to answer any questions you or your partner may have about Freemasonry in general and to satisfy any reservations and concerns you may have about the ideals of Freemasonry.
If you are already a Mason who is unattached from a lodge or if you have relocated to Preston or the surrounding area, we would be very pleased to welcome you to our group.
Once again thank you for sharing your time with us and I hope you enjoy your visit to the website and the Preston Group area in particular.