Local News Archive

  • Fellowship birthday lunch

    Chorley and District Masonic Fellowship recently held their birthday lunch meeting, 45 people attended the lunch, we had an excellent 3 course dinner and were entertained by a top-class artist named Julia Bradley Everybody enjoyed themselves and it is hoped that more retired Masons may consider joining the fellowship group.  

  • Brookfield Royal wedding

    Sunday 13th May saw an early celebration of the Royal Wedding at Brookfield Hall. Over 70 guests enjoyed a sumptuous afternoon tea, prepared by the resident chef. The overall comments were ‘delicious’. Prior to This, and during the Afternoon, guests took part in the many games and stalls around the hall, whilst the children were […]

  • Masters and first principals

    The Chorley group hosted the masters and first principals question and answer session this year. With 80 brethren and companions from the Leyland, Wigan, Leigh and Chorley groups the meeting was well attended. The idea is to give those who have recently become masters of their lodges or first principals of their chapters the opportunity […]

  • Tyldesley Lodge Old England Night

    Tyldesley Lodge No 2572 were fortunate to be the first lodge to have a Masonic function in the newly refurbished dining hall at Brookfield Hall. The traditional Old England Night attracted 65 Masons to the function and raised over £600 pounds for charity. The lodge has recently initiated two new members, Jamie Briggs and Keith […]

  • Brookfield Hall is refurbished

    Brookfield Hall, Westhoughton held an open evening on Saturday 17th March to unveil its new look and extensively refurbished rooms. The interior design is by Lesley Allen and the work was overseen by Bryn Hart, (Hall Chairman) and Gary Fisher (vice chairman). The main bar and dining room have been fully refurbished to a very […]

  • Standish Chapter installs Barry Dutton

    The companions of Standish Chapter No 4955, along with their many visitors gathered at Chorley Masonic Hall to witness the installation of Barry Dutton as first principle. The companions were pleased and honoured to have the presence of Christopher Charles Butterfield, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals as the principal guest who was accompanied by […]

  • 200 years of Lancashire Masonry

    The development of our Province was discussed by the brethren of Rockhaven and Horwich Lodge No 2324 recently when they welcomed Dr Richard Johnson, who presented his paper ‘200 years of Lancashire Freemasonry’. The Worshipful Master, Allan Shields assisted by his Senior Warden Alan Hurst and acting Junior Warden, Ellis Collier, preceded the talk by opening […]

  • Symphony of Secrets

    The recent meeting of Perfect Points, the Chorley Group research society took on a musical flavour when Robin Woolfendale presented ‘Mozart The Mason’ at Chorley Masonic Hall. The meeting was well attended and amongst those attending was the present Group Chairman, Peter Locket, past Chairmen John Robson and Ken Shaw. Peter is also the President […]

  • WLFC support LFHHS

    The LFHHS or Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society are a worldwide group with 13 branches in the UK, one of which is a facility at Astley Farmhouse, Astley Village in Chorley and are a registered charity. The society is run by volunteers and provides the facilities and guidance to those interested in researching their […]

  • Lever Park Lodge celebrates 50 years.

    Lever Park Lodge No 8144 recently celebrated its consecration 50 years ago, with a special celebration meeting. Consecrated in December 1967, Lever Park is a daughter lodge of Horwich Lodge No 2324 along with Wilderswood Lodge No 5932.Rockhaven Lodge was also one of the daughter lodges and has now amalgamated with the mother lodge, and […]