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  • No dilly dalleying at Townley Parker

    There was no dilly dalleying at Townley Parker Lodge No 1032 when Michael Dalley became their WM. Whilst it is unusual for a father to install his father as master of his lodge, it very rare for a son to install his father. This was the scenario at Townley Parker Lodge No 1032 as members […]

  • Fireworks at Chorley Lodge

    The members of Chorley Lodge No 6287 and their guests gave up their bonfires for a night of fireworks at the installation of Iain Simpson at Chorley Masonic Hall. The principal guest, Chris Butterfield, was accompanied to what promised to be an explosive night, by a bevy of group, acting provincial and group officers. It […]

  • A game of two halves at The Peace Lodge

    To use a well-known football analogy, any lodge installation meeting is a game of two halves and this was certainly the case at The Peace Lodge No 2269 at their installation meeting at Westhoughton Masonic Hall. The first half and formal part of the evening was the lodge meeting where the principal guest and representative […]

  • Companions are friends at Earl of Lathom Chapter

    ‘The word ‘companion’ means a ‘friend’ especially in Royal Arch masonry’ said Barrie Crossley when he visited Earl of Lathom Chapter No 730 as the representative of the Grand Superintendent at their recent installation meeting. He added that he had a link with chapter having been initiated by the 2nd Earl of Lathom’s grandson. The […]

  • A wonderful night in Prospect

    Brethren from lodges at Chorley and as far afield as Padiham, Southport, St Annes , Blackpool and Edinburgh joined the members of Prospect Lodge No 7880 in welcoming Anthony Lowe (Tony) as their newly installed WM for the second time in seven years. The lodge was also pleased to have the company of Steven Gregory […]

  • A ‘Hart’ felt installation at Tyldesley Lodge

    Brookfield Masonic hall was the setting for the installation of Bryn Hart, the hall chairman, becoming the master of Tyldesley Lodge No 2572 for the second time. The lodge was honoured to have the company of Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Stuart Seddon accompanied by a galaxy of acting Provincial officers as well as Chorley group […]

  • St James Lodge visit Underley Lodge in Kirkby Lonsdale

    The WM of St James Lodge, Keith West and eight members of the lodge along with John Anderson from Eccleston Lodge recently travelled north to Kirby Lonsdale to join members of Underley Lodge No 1074 for their annual ‘Olde English Night’. There is a strong link between the two lodges as Malcolm Dewhurst, the last […]

  • Day out to Southport

    Chorley Group companions descended on Southport for a day out at the Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter. Arriving by bus, train, car and some even walked, they all assembled in ample time to meet up with companions from all over the Province. When all the rehearsals were complete, over 600 companions took their seats […]

  • Every cloud has a silver lining

    Every cloud has a silver lining and as Rockhaven and Horwich Lodge No 2324 installation loomed, the clouds gathered. The WM, Gerald Kay told his colleagues that he wouldn’t be able to install his successor due to ill health. Luckily, the sun soon came out as Colin Preston shone light on the situation and took […]

  • A colourful installation at Westhoughton Lodge of Amity 7782

    Brookfield Masonic Hall was the venue for the 58th installation meeting of Westhoughton Lodge of Amity 7782.The evening proved to be an excellent night of colour, dark blue, light blue, and green with good ritual, good company, good music and excellent food and wine, The lodge was honoured to have the presence of Geoffrey Porter, […]

  • Arthur Hamer a Freemason for 50 years

    The many brethren and guests of Lever Park Lodge No 8144 were honoured by the presence of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Stewart Seddon at their recent lodge meeting. This however, was far from a normal meeting of the lodge as the lodge was celebrating the 50th year in Freemasonry of Arthur Hamer. The lodge […]