Tony Hall was promoted at the Provincial Grand Chapter to the office of Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah at the meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter. The meeting was held for the first time in the Southport Convention Centre in Southport.
Tony was initiated into the Astley Lodge No 6234 in the Chorley Group in 1994 and was installed as Worshipful Master in 2005. The lodge amalgamated with Ellesmere Lodge No 730 and is now the Astley and Ellesmere Lodge No 730. Tony is also a member of Phoenix Lodge Of Installed Masters No 9206 and Quingenti Lodge No 8516. In 2008 he received his first Provincial appointment as PrGStwd and was promoted to PPrGSuptWks in 2012. At Provincial Grand Lodge in May 2015, he is to be promoted to the Rank of PPrJGW.
Tony was appointed as Chorley Group Mentoring Officer in 2007 and Chorley Group Year Book Secretary in 2008. He became the Group Secretary for the Chorley Group in 2010 and was promoted to Group Vice Chairman in 2012 in which role he still serves the Province.
In 1998 Tony was exalted into Withy Chapter (now Cuerden with Withy Chapter) No 7733 meeting at Leyland, serving as its First Principal in 2008. He became the Chapter’s Scribe E in 2011 and received his first Provincial appointment as PrGStwd, becoming a member of Provincial Stewards’ Chapter No 8516, in the same year.
Tony says he: “derived a great deal of satisfaction from this acting rank by visiting numerous Chapters throughout the Province”. He is also a member of Horwich Chapter No 2324 and is about to become the Scribe E of Setantia Chapter of Installed First Principals No 7755.
Tony is a Technical Author, living in Euxton, near Chorley with his wife Jean.
Outside of Freemasonry Tony likes to travel with his wife both in the UK and worldwide, recently visiting places such as Mauritius, Thailand and the Holy Land. They have toured extensively through Europe and are currently planning another visit to the Holy Land in 2016. Tony is very keen on history both ancient and modern; though most especially modern.
Tony says that he is looking forward to his role as the Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah supporting the Senior Provincial officers whilst visiting the groups within the Province as he follows in the footsteps of a number of distinguished Royal Arch Masons.