Local News Archive

  • New regalia for Peace

    At the December meeting of the Peace Lodge No 2269, presents came early this year. Mrs Barbara Ward, widow of the late Stephen Ward PPrJGW who was a member and past Master of the Lodge, presented them with a new WM collar and cuffs in memoriam. They were gratefully received by the WM Ian Moss […]

  • Tyldesley Lodge celebrate Christmas

    Tyldesley Lodge held their Ladies to Dine Christmas meeting at Brookfield Hall.  It was supported by 166 guests who included members of Coronation Chapter. The Worshipful Master Bro Edward Friar welcomed everyone and started the festivities.  Tyldesley Band were on hand to accompany the singing of traditional carols.  The ladies of the lodge were invited […]

  • Clive becomes first principal

    The members and guests of Wilderswood Chapter No 5932, gathered in the beautiful surroundings of Horwich Masonic Hall (Ridgmont House) to celebrate the installation of Clive Butterworth, Martin Brownlow and Jason Bond  into the principal chairs of the chapter. The chapter was honoured by the presence of the Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Tony […]

  • Night with a brother from down under

    Tyldesley lodge were honoured to receive as a visitor to the November  meeting  Right Worshipful Brother Cliff Hope, from the Grand Lodge of Western Australia.   Cliff who has been a visitor on more than one occasion expressed his delight at being able to make a return visit to the lodge. The highlight of the summons […]

  • St James lodge installation

    BrookfieldHall was the setting for the St James Lodge No 8910 installation of Keith West.John Riley was the installing master. Over 70 brethren were in attendance. AndyWiltshire was representing the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison. Andy wasaccompanied by Malcolm Dewhurst, Stephen Gregory, Peter Allen group vicechairman, Mike Silver group treasurer, Mark Howard, Gary Norris and […]

  • Duncan is first principal of Westhoughton Chapter

    The friends of Westhoughton Chapter No 4215 gathered to celebrate the installation of Duncan Hopkins, Ken Morris and Derek English into the chairs of the three principals. The chapter was honoured by the presence of the Deputy Grand Superintendant Paul Renton. Paul was accompanied by Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Tony Hall, Chorley Group […]

  • 50 years celebration at Astley and Ellesmere

    Members of Astley and Ellesmere Lodge 730 assembled at Chorley Masonic Hall to celebrate 50 years in Freemasonry of James Bolton in the presence of Stewart Seddon, our Assistant Provincial Grand Master and group chairman Peter Lockett. As is customary on these occasions, Stewart Seddon retained the gavel when it was offered and proceeded to […]

  • WM’s pay respect

    The Masters of two of Westhoughton’s Lodges pair their respects on Remembrance Sunday…..

  • Perfect Points – ‘Lest we forget’

    The Chorley Group Research Society: ‘Perfect Points’ held a special meeting at Westhoughton Masonic Hall on Sunday 11th of November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Perfect Points Chairman, Gary Smith welcomed 101 guests, a fitting number to celebrate 100 years. The principal guests were the Provincial Grand Master, Tony Harrison and his […]

  • Alan and Amity cranking it up!

    Amity Lodge No 7782 have a new Festival Rep, Alan Thomas who has cranked up support of the MCF 2021 Festival. Since his appointment at the installation meeting one month ago he has worked hard to ensure his lodge show their support by signing up and wearing the jewel with pride along with merchandise sales. […]

  • Question Time at Perfect Points

    The Chorley Group research society held their annual general meeting at Chorley Masonic Hall following which the brain power of some of its members was put to the test….