Festival thoughts and update

Brethren, we are in the midst of a dreadful and dangerous pandemic which has affected all of our lives in some way and has curtailed our Masonic activities.

As we move towards the final year of our MBF Festival, it necessarily follows that our fundraising activities are frustrated by the Coronavirus. Lodge meetings, events and even our encouraging face to face social contact are at an end. I appreciate that, at this difficult time, many of you more “Festival thoughts and update”

Message from the Provincial Grand Master

RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren Provincial Grand MasterBrethren,
I thought it was appropriate, a week after the Government issued clear instructions about self-isolation and not making unnecessary journeys and two weeks after all Freemasonry in the UK was Suspended that I write to you all and send my good wishes. I really do hope that you are safe and well.
I also trust that you are all observing the guidelines.
I think we all realise that we are not at the peak of this pandemic yet and I am sure that you, like myself, are seeing on the news what is taking place in Italy and Spain.
You should have seen the message from our Provincial Grand Almoner, WBro Barry Heal and I urge you to get in touch if you have any problems that you more “Message from the Provincial Grand Master”

To all Lodge almoners – Please read this modified guidance

W Bro Barry R Heal PDepGSwdB Provincial Grand AlmonerTo all Lodge almoners, Please read this modified guidance regarding individuals making an application to the Mark Benevolent Fund. We are going for the common sense approach and trying to keep it as simple as possible to avoid any confusion and miscommunication whilst avoiding any unnecessary upset or distress to the applicant. The attached guidance is intended to avoid any personal contact as far as is possible.

In particular please note the following: more “To all Lodge almoners – Please read this modified guidance”

Priory Mark 693 – Installation at Whalley Masonic Rooms

It was unfortunate that the Worshipful Master Robert Jopson was unwell and unable to deliver the installation ceremony and place Bro Alan Dunnicliff in his rightful Chair within the Lodge.  It mattered not as the Lodge Charity steward filled the office and performed the function of WM with ease. Jack Aston having occupied the chair of Adoniram on more than more “Priory Mark 693 – Installation at Whalley Masonic Rooms”

Semper Paratus – Always Ready

Semper Paratus Mark Lodge 852 held their regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 11th February, at Audenshaw Mason Hall, though as it turned out it wasn’t quite as regular as was anticipated.

The Lodge opened in due form at 6:00 pm and was honoured with the presence of the Deputy Provincial Grand Master V.W Bro John Hartley Smith PGJO. There were none more “Semper Paratus – Always Ready”