One thing you get to notice whilst visiting various Masonic Hall in the District is how Grand they are and what amazing settings they are in. This applies very much to Mossley Masonic Hall in Ashton-u-Lyme. The main staircase was set off by a statue at the bottom of the stairs and more “Assistant Provincial Grand Master visits Mossley 1381”
The WM of Wycoller Mark Lodge W.Bro Jim McNally now lives down South, far enough away so as to make journeys to a practice impossible. However, he put in the time whilst at home and picked up the Installation ceremony from afar. The preparation certainly put him in good stead for the ritual he had more “Preparation pays off at Wycoller Installation”
There was rather a good turnout at the recent Roberts TI Mark lodge Installation. Bro Bohdan Lisnyj being the Senior Warden and master elect.Accompanied by a larger than usual Provincial deputation providing full support and a little glamour to the proceedings, but having said that, more “Roberts TI 24 – Installation”
From the looks of things, the Middleton Hog was indeed well and truly roasted. The weather did its thing and kept clear for most of the day and no shelter was required. The organising team did a great job of pulling the day together and attracting a goodly number of visitors to the more “Middleton Hog, well and truly roasted.”
Combine a love of Rugby Football and Mark Master Masonry and what do you get?
An absolutely terrific night out at Rochdale Masonic Hall to attend the Installation of the Rugby Football Lodge No 1965. It was also the more “Rugby Football 1965 style – Provincial Fixture”
This website is aimed at those brethren who are already Masons and are ready to enhance their knowledge of the Craft, learn important lessons about life and gain a greater appreciation of the Royal Arch. There are pages that explain the history of the degree and the Province of East Lancashire in particular, if you’re interested in joining the Mark Degree there is information on how and where to apply.
If you’re already a member of a Mark Master Masons Lodge or even a Lodge Secretary you will find pages covering Secretariat services, various forms to download and communications from the Province.
The Royal Ark Mariner Degree is covered with an introduction to the order, its history, how to become involved along with various pages of relevant information.
I recommend you take a tour and discover Mark Master Masonry in the Province of East Lancashire.
The Mark Province of East Lancashire celebrated its centenary in 2010 having come into being on the 6th September 1910.
Grand Mark Lodge decided to create Provincial Grand Lodges to assist lodges with local administration and advice, and The Province of Lancashire was formed in 1871 and then further split into East and West Divisions in 1910.
Today we have a membership of over 1700 members attending 53 Mark Lodges and 33 Royal Ark Mariner Lodges under the East Lancashire banner, with every Masonic Hall in the Province having at least one Mark Lodge. Meetings usually taking place between 2-4 times a year.
The Province stretches from the Cumbrian and Yorkshire borders in the North and East, along the route of the A6 trunk road in the West to the Cheshire border in the South, which is the same area covered by the Craft Province.
The Provincial Grand Master, his Deputy and two Assistants administer the Province and maintain a close contact with the membership by visiting Lodges for Installations, personal milestones and pastoral visits. They are also accompanied to these events by a deputation formed from Provincial Officers of the Year.
The highlight of the Provincial Year is the Annual Meeting where Provincial Appointments and Promotions are made. All these are awarded on merit and consideration is given to Brethren three years after their installation into the chair.