Local News Archive

  • 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….

  • Fellowship birthday lunch

    Chorley and District Masonic Fellowship recently held their birthday lunch meeting, 45 people attended the lunch, we had an excellent 3 course dinner and were entertained by a top-class artist named Julia Bradley Everybody enjoyed themselves and it is hoped that more retired Masons may consider joining the fellowship group.  

  • Brookfield Royal wedding

    Sunday 13th May saw an early celebration of the Royal Wedding at Brookfield Hall. Over 70 guests enjoyed a sumptuous afternoon tea, prepared by the resident chef. The overall comments were ‘delicious’. Prior to This, and during the Afternoon, guests took part in the many games and stalls around the hall, whilst the children were […]

  • Masters and first principals

    The Chorley group hosted the masters and first principals question and answer session this year. With 80 brethren and companions from the Leyland, Wigan, Leigh and Chorley groups the meeting was well attended. The idea is to give those who have recently become masters of their lodges or first principals of their chapters the opportunity […]

  • Tyldesley Lodge Old England Night

    Tyldesley Lodge No 2572 were fortunate to be the first lodge to have a Masonic function in the newly refurbished dining hall at Brookfield Hall. The traditional Old England Night attracted 65 Masons to the function and raised over £600 pounds for charity. The lodge has recently initiated two new members, Jamie Briggs and Keith […]

  • Brookfield Hall is refurbished

    Brookfield Hall, Westhoughton held an open evening on Saturday 17th March to unveil its new look and extensively refurbished rooms. The interior design is by Lesley Allen and the work was overseen by Bryn Hart, (Hall Chairman) and Gary Fisher (vice chairman). The main bar and dining room have been fully refurbished to a very […]

  • 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 […]