Local News Archive

  • Wild West night at Blainscough Lodge

    Blainscough Lodge No 8532 closed off their Masonic season in style with a visit from Grizzly’s Rebels – a team of fast-draw specialists and wild west enthusiasts. After a short ceremony and a lecture about Masonic gloves, the brethren and their guests retired to the dining room. After dinner, the master of Blainscough Lodge Allan […]

  • Cry John for St George!

    It is tradition for St George’s Lodge of Chorley No 7161 to hold their installation meeting on St George’s Day and this year was no exception. Peter Lockett (left) congratulates John Askew. The lodge room was full to witness the installation of John Askew by installing master Paul Greenway. The representative was to have been […]

  • Group Webmaster takes charge at Coronation

    New Chorley group webmaster, Jayson Jackson was installed as first principal of Coronation Chapter No 7258 on a day which also saw the chapter attain grand patronage of the MCF 2021 Festival. Westhoughton’s Brookfield Hall was the setting for this Royal Arch meeting which was attended by many distinguished companions, with many being members of […]

  • Graeme makes it twice in 12 months

    The brethren of Rivington Lodge 8013 gathered at Brookfield Hall, Westhoughton for the installation of Graeme Hunt as their WM. In attendance were Deputy Provincial Grand Master Phillip Gunning and Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon, along with many grand officers, Peter Lockett, Frank Wilkinson, Ken Shaw, John Robson, John Dutchman-Smith, Stephen Gregory, and David […]

  • The sun shines on St Bartholomew

    On a lovely spring day in April, the sun certainly shone inside as well as outside on the installation meeting of St Bartholomew Lodge 6071 which took place recently at Westhoughton Masonic Hall. The warmth of the reception given by the members of the lodge to their guests was a match for the temperature outside. […]

  • David’s Coronation success

    Westhoughton Masonic Hall was the venue recently for a feast of Masonic ritual and fellowship. The occasion was the installation of David Philips into the chair of Coronation Lodge 7258. David is a ritualist of some repute, so the pressure was on the installing master Gary Fisher and the rest of the installation team. Geoffrey […]

  • Horwich Chapter installs Steven as first principal

    A total of 49 companions and the guests of Horwich Chapter No 2324 gathered at Ridgemont House (Horwich Masonic Hall) to join in the installation of Steven Greenhalgh, Gary Smith and Peter Rees as first, second and third principals. The principal guest and the Representative of the Most Excellent Superintendent was Christopher Blackwell who is […]

  • Remarkable Mason

    Perfect Points heard a tale of a remarkable mason who was involved in both world wars, at their april meeting. The Chorley based research group aims to deliver talks by its own members, this meeting was an example of that taking place. Frank Wilkinson, Past Assistant Provincial Grand Master and long standing Perfect Points member […]

  • Chorley Group at Provincial Grand Lodge

    This year’s event was hosted by the South Fylde Group and was also very well supported by visitors from far and wide who joined their West Lancashire colleagues for this colourful ‘day at the seaside’. The Provincial Grand Master, Tony Harrison, opened the proceedings by welcoming everyone. He then invited the assembly to observe the […]

  • Greenhill goes nuts

    Greenhill Lodge No 6260 recently installed Mike Pinion as master at Westhoughton Masonic hall and as the evening wore on the brethren learnt that their new master is partial to a diet of nuts. In attendance were a goodly number of 39 members, visitors and special guests that included Stuart Thornber, as the representative of […]

  • Peter Hainsworth becomes the 33rd Master Of Phoenix Lodge of Installed Masters

    Peter Hainsworth was installed in to the chair of the Phoenix Lodge of Installed Masters No 9206, to become the 33rd Worshipful Master. The lodge was honoured by the presence of Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon. Peter and Stewart were among more than 80 members and guests attending the installation meeting at the Leyland […]

  • Paul makes it two in a row at Brookfield

    The brethren gathered for the installation of Paul Spann as the Worshipful Master of Brookfield Lodge No 5077 for the second time in a row. On this occasion the installation was by proclamation. In attendance was Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Stewart Seddon along with group treasurer Mike Silver and acting officers Mark Howard and John […]