• The Province of West Lancashire provides a dedicated Care structure in support of brethren, widows and dependants, who may, during times of Illness, personal distress or financial hardship require Masonic assistance.

    The Care team is led by Eric Hart, who is our Provincial Grand Almoner, he reports to Frank Umbers the Assistant Provincial Grand Master who has the principal responsibility for the Care team within the Province.

    Eric’s key responsibility through the Care structure,is to provide and maintain a centre of excellence in the Care team.

    To achieve this aim, he liaises directly with the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity and the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

    Eric is supported by his deputy Paul Broadley and the extended Care team of 14 pastoral care officers, 22 admin care officers and more than 400 Craft and Royal Arch almoners. Who collectively, provide a high level of support to cater for those in need of Masonic assistance.

  • Eric Hart
    Provincial Grand Almoner

  • Paul Broadley

    Paul is Deputy to the Provincial Grand Almoner.

    Paul is responsible for the day to day working of the Care team, he is also responsible for liaising with lodge and chapter almoners to promote a better understanding of Care in the Province.

  • In addition to Paul Broadley, Eric is supported by, Elaine Hansen from the MCF advice and support team, Jon Measures the minute and supplies secretary and Eric Binks who is the admin support officer.

    • Elaine-Hansen
      Elaine Hansen
      Advice and Support team

    • Jon Measures
      Minute and supplies secretary

    • Eric Binks
      Admin Support Officer to PrGA

Admin Care Officers

The team of admin care officers (ACO’s) have been trained to act as specialist administrators. They are responsible for all applications, allowing lodge and chapter almoners to concentrate on pastoral care for their widows, brethren and companions.

The administration of applications to the Masonic Charitable Foundation, and the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity, is carried out by the ACOs who cover specified post code areas in the Province (This has been determined geographically and not by groups, lodges or chapters).

The role of the ACO is to ensure the swift and accurate completion and submission of all grant applications and re-applications within his specified post code area.

There are a number of ACOs available upon request to give presentations to lodges, chapters and fellowship meetings to continue the important work of spreading the Care message.

  • Ken Robinson
    Ken Robinson
    Responsible for Furness and S Lakeland

  • Tony Hale
    Responsible for Blackpool and South Fylde

  • Mike Dickenson
    Responsible for Blackpool and South Fylde

  • Arthur CartainArthur Cartain
    Responsible for Blackpool and North Fylde

  • Robert Bennett
    Robert Bennett
    Responsible for Blackpool and North Fylde

  • Antony Price
    Responsible for Chorley and Leyland

  • Neal Atkinson
    Responsible for Chorley and Leyland

  • Shaun Brookhouse
    Responsible for Eccles and South Eastern

  • David Morgan
    Responsible for Lancaster and Morecambe

  • Alan Riley
    Responsible for Liverpool South

  • Eddie Thompson
    Responsible for Bootle and Liverpool North and West

  • Karl BrennanKarl Brennan
    Responsible for Liverpool

  • robert-gibson-thumbnailRobert Gibson
    Responsible for Liverpool Central
    and St Helens and Prescot

  • David Berrington
    Responsible for Warrington, Widnes, St Helens and Prescott

  • Robert-Stafford
    Robert Stafford
    Responsible for Preston

  • Robert-Teesdale
    Alan Haworth
    Responsible for Preston

  • Tom Bradfield-KayTom Bradfield-Kay
    Responsible for Southport

  • Alan-Howarth
    Robert Teesdale
    Responsible for Southport and Ormskirk

  • Stephen Roberts
    Responsible for Wirral

  • John Lomax
    John Lomax
    Responsible for Wigan and Leigh

  • George SeddonGeorge Seddon
    Responsible for Wigan and Leigh

Pastoral Care Officers

The role of the pastoral care officer (PCO) is to work with lodge and chapter almoners in order to focus their support on their brethren, companions, widows and dependants and to improve their knowledge of the care system.  The PCO is also responsible for briefing the group officers in his area about any new initiatives or processes introduced in the Province by the care team for the  Masonic Charitable Foundation.

  • Peter-MannPeter Mann
    Responsible for the Blackpool and North Fylde (Cleveleys) Groups

  • Neil Atkinson
    Responsible for the Chorley and Leyland Groups

  • colin-latimer-thumbnailColin Latimer
    Responsible for the Eccles and South Eastern Groups

  • Graham-SmithGraham Smith
    Responsible for the North Fylde and South Fylde (Fleetwood) Groups

  • Ken Oxley
    Ken supports widows and brethren  from other Provinces living on the Fylde Coast.

  • Brian CowardBrian Coward
    Responsible for the Furness and South Lakeland Group

  • Christopher Sandham
    Responsible for the Gladstone and Garston Groups

  • John Holmes
    Responsible for the Lancaster Group

  • Clifford-Hughes V2Cliff Hughes
    Responsible for the Liverpool and Woolton Groups

  • John Thompson
    Responsible for the Ormskirk and Bootle Group

  • David AsbridgeDavid Asbridge
    Responsible for the Preston Group

  • Tom Bradfield-KayTom Bradfield-Kay
    Responsible for Southport

  • Steve Clark
    Responsible for the Warrington, St Helens and Prescot and Widnes Groups

  • Norman Hilton
    Responsible for the Wigan and Leigh Groups