On Monday 18 October at Bury Masonic Hall we were very proud to celebrate our Sesquicentenary. In attendance was the Pro Grand Master Most Worshipful Brother Raymond John Smith accompanied by a full deputation from Grand Lodge in London. Also in attendance was VWBro. John Hartley Smith, Deputy more “Sesquicentenary evening for WRC 136”
Annual Meeting 26th May 2021. The Virtual Business Meeting was declared open at 19:00 by the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro Alex McLaren .
After the traditional tributes to 23 departed Brethren, called to higher service since May 2020, the Provincial Grand Master welcomed 106 brethren from the Province of East Lancashire and a further more “Zoom – Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting.”
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The first of a series of six Virtual Open Meetings was opened by RWBro Alex McLaren, Provincial Grand Master, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday 1st February 2021 for Mark and RAM Lodges in the North East area of the Province. Attending by Zoom Video Link were brethren from more “1st East Lancashire Mark Zoom Open Meeting”
We are now in our ‘Festival Year’ which started immediately after the original date for the celebration of the Kent Festival, 13th June 2020. As you are aware, our Festival culminates with a banquet which will be held on Saturday, 3rd July 2021 at more “2021 Festival – Booking Forms”
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”