A warm welcome from Geoffrey Porter to the new home of the Wigan Group
Our group is made up of 19 lodges and eight chapters and, at present, has a membership of around 520. We have three meeting places within the group at Pemberton, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Hindley.
I hope that this area of the website will be useful and informative both to Masons and non-Masons who wish to expand their interest in all aspects of Freemasonry in our group.
Freemasonry is well established in the Wigan area, our group has around 520 members, with our oldest lodge being well over 230 years old, but although some traditions have been upheld over the years, we are continuing to evolve with modern times, which can clearly be observed here on our new website.
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. The Masons of Wigan 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.
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 Wigan or its surrounding areas, we would be very pleased to welcome you to our group.
May I thank you for visiting our website and I hope that it has expanded your knowledge about our group and Freemasonry in general.
Geoffrey M Porter