Local News Archive

  • 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 […]

  • Brookfield children’s party

    The children and grandchildren of Brookfield Hall members enjoyed their annual Christmas party that took place at Brookfield Hall, Westhoughton.. Entertainment, fun, laughter, food and drink, were on the menu for the day. Not forgetting, so visit from Santa, who made sure that every child received an early Christmas present. The ladies committee organised the […]

  • Lest we forget

    Brethren from Westhoughton attended Remembrance day services and laid wreaths on behalf of the brethren:  

  • Perfect Points in the Second Degree

    The recent meeting of Perfect Points; the Chorley research group, re united them with that part of Craft Freemasonry from which they derive their name. A demonstration team from Howley Lodge No 5012 attended the meeting held at Westhoughton Masonic hall, with a Second-Degree demonstration, to explain the symbolism of the Second Degree ceremony. The […]

  • Brookfield Hall opens its doors

    Brookfield Masonic Hall is the meeting venue for the Chorley Group’s Westhoughton Lodges and Chapters. As well as being a Masonic meeting place, Brookfield Hall is, like many of our masonic venues, a thriving business enterprise in its own right. In a joint venture between both the masonic and commercial sides, the hall opened the […]