A warm welcome from Neil Pedder to the new home for the Widnes Group.
Freemasonry is well established in the Widnes area with our oldest lodge being formed in 1872.
The group consists of seven lodges and four chapters ranging from the oldest, the Lodge of Equity and Appleton No 1384 which was founded in 1872 to Kingsway Lodge No 7870 which obtained its warrant in 1962. We have around 180 members who meet regularly throughout the year at our hall on Kingsway in Widnes.
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 Widnes 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.
For brethren of the group, this area of the website is an ideal means of keeping yourself up to date with group activities and what is happening within our lodges and chapters. It provides a calendar of events which is updated on a regular basis.
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 Widnes or the surrounding area, we would be very pleased to welcome you to our group.
Thank you for sharing your time with us and I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website.