Local News Archive

  • Allan takes the chair at Blainscough

    The weather might have been cold outside but the warmth of the reception of Mark Stephen Gregory, the representative of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master and the rest of the guests, as they gathered for the Blainscough Lodge No 8532  installation, was positively ‘roasting’. With Chris Jones in the chair under the watchful eye […]

  • Gordon Weston’s 50 years in Freemasonry

    The many brethren and guests of Anderton Lodge 8470 were honoured by the presence of the Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stewart Seddon at their regular Lodge meeting. This however was far from a normal meeting of the lodge as this evening the lodge was celebrating  in honour of the 50th year in Freemasonry of  Gordon […]

  • Robert Winn master of Astley and Ellesmere

    The brethren and guests of Astley and Ellesmere Lodge No 730 witnessed Robert Winn being installed into the chair of King Solomon at the installation meeting held at Chorley Masonic Hall. The lodge was honoured by the presence of Joe Hall Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies the principal guest representing the Provincial Grand Master […]

  • Richard Higson’s 50 years in the Craft

    The friends and members of Townley Parker Lodge No 1032 gathered to celebrate the 50 years membership of the craft by Richard Higson. Peter Leigh the master of the lodge, after opening the lodge and conducted the necessary business, welcomed Stewart Seddon, Assistant Provincial Grand Master into the lodge. Stewart was accompanied by Tom Jackson, […]

  • 60 years in the Craft for Brian Bargh

    The friends and members of Chorley Lodge No 6287 gathered to celebrate the 60 years membership of the craft by Brian Bargh. Andrew Howarth the master of the lodge, after opening the lodge and conducted the necessary business, welcomed Stewart Seddon, Assistant Provincial Grand Master into the lodge. Stewart was accompanied by Frank Wilkinson Past […]

  • 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 […]