The joint convocation of Chorley Chapter No 6287 and Westhoughton Chapter No 4215 was held at Chorley Masonic Hall. The special event was a joint white table event with master Masons, not yet chapter companions, being invited to learn more about the fourth step in Freemasonry.
The meeting was hosted by Chorley Chapter companions, who were pleased to welcome Christopher Butterfield the Deputy Grand Superintendent, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Paul Hesketh and the three principals from Westhoughton Chapter.
Also in attendance were David Harrison and John Robinson both past assistant grand sojourners, Frank Wilkinson past grand standard bearer, Peter Lockett assistant provincial grand master, Neil Ward provincial membership officer, Stewart Cranage provincial mentor and Peter Allen group chairman of the Chorley and Leyland group.
Each of the three principals of both chapters gave a presentation for the companions entitled “Why Holy, Why Royal, Why Arch” extracted from a paper by Revd. Neville Baker Cryer which was well received by all present.
Six brethren interested in the royal arch chapter and one unattached companion received a presentation by Stewart Cranage who was assisted by Peter Allen. Following the close of both meetings all retired to the bar for a more relaxed conversation with Christopher Butterworth and Paul Hesketh.
The joint convocation and white table event were a resounding success, with all 7 visitors preparing to take that important fourth step in Freemasonry, meaning both Chapters look to have a busy schedule ahead.