Provincial Grand Charity Steward, Brendan Harte, successfully completed the Challenge in company with his Son and Grandson. He was also joined on the Snowdon climb by his nine-year-old Grand-daughter who heard of her brother playing in the snow at the top of Ben Nevis!.
Ben Nevis was both challenging, not only more “3 x 3 x 3 Three Peaks Challenge”
Following the sell-out of next Saturdays Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, this morning WBro T.Stewart Mills announced another event to raise funds for the East Lancs Mark 2021 Festival.
Stewarts sponsored Bungee Jump from Manchester’s tallest building will take place as soon as clearance has been obtained from the Local Authority. more “Manchester Bungee Jump”
Yesterday saw the meeting of Peace Lodge of MMMs No 681 at Uppermill Masonic Hall, where some 60 Brethren from West Yorkshire and East Lancashire Provinces got together to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of that Lodge.
Why East Lancs Masons you may well ask? During the presentation of the history of the Lodge, the reason became clear – the Founders of more “East meets West at Peace Mark 681 (West Yorks)”
On Tuesday 19th March, 22 Acting Provincial Officers of the year accompanied the PGM RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren together with his Deputy PGM VWBro John Hartley Smith and Assistant PGMs WBro Gerald Noel Howard Young and VWBro David Hedley Thompson to the more “St Andrews Mark Lodge No 34 – 150th Celebration Meeting”
Apologies seemed to go on for quite a while as 10 members names were read out as not being able to attend the lodge meeting. It seemed a lot yet the Lodge room felt pleasantly occupied. The March Meeting of Adoniram Mark Lodge 1065 was planned as a lecture which included a visit by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master VWBro David Hedley Thompson accompanied by more “Adoniram 1065 – few but generous Mark Masons.”
The newly installed Commander knew he had to deliver the opening and closing ritual in the RAM plus, as Gawthorpe RAM and Shuttleworth Allied Council share the same night, he had the same to deliver in the Allied Masonic Degree too. If you know these two orders then you are aware the ritual for both is similar but different enough to really throw you at certain parts more “Gawthorpe Ram receives 2021 Honorific”
At Middleton Masonic Hall last night, one of the oldest Lodges in the Province, Faith 20 held their Mark meeting preceded by a brief meeting of the RAM Lodge. In attendance was the Deputy PGM, VWBro John Hartley Smith who was accompanied by a Deputation of more “Faith 20 Mark & RAM”