Welcome

This website is aimed at those who have an interest in Freemasonry and would like to discover more about Mark Master Masonry. 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.

Support the 2021 Festival

Brethren, It is easy to donate to the 2021 Festival, by Credit Card, by individual personal cheque, by standing order and by your own lodges making donations. 

By Credit Card

You can make a personal donation to the 2021 Mark festival and pay by credit card by clicking the button below and completing the included form  Donate by Credit Card

 

 

By Personal Cheque

You can make a personal donation to the 2021 Mark festival and pay by cheque by clicking the button below and completing the included form Donate by Cheque

 

 

 

 

By Standing Order

You can make a regular donation to the 2021 Mark festival and pay by standing order by clicking the button below and completing the included form  Create Standing Order

 

 

 

Lodge Donations

As a Lodge, we have one form which enables a quick and smooth donation process Make Lodge Donation

 

 

 

 

 

Completed ‘Individual ONE-OFF’ and ‘Lodge Giving’ donation forms and cheques (made payable to East Lancs Mark 2021 Festival‘) should be returned to D.J.Rainsbury, 2 Kings Drive, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 6NQ

All other forms are to be sent to: Mark Masons’ Hall, 86, St. James’s Street, London SW1 1PL

The income to the MBF is principally from Individual and Lodge contributions towards Life Subscriber, Life Governor, Vice Patron, Patron, Grand Patron and Grand Patron Gold Award of the Fund. The qualifications are as follows:

Patronage AwardBrethren
Ladies/LewisLodgesProvince/District
Life Governor£100.00
Vice Patron£250.00£125.00£25.00 per subscribing member£50.00 per subscribing member
Patron£500.00£250.00£50.00 per subscribing member£100.00 per subscribing member
Grand Patron£1000.00£500.00Patron Status plus £1000.00
Grand Patron Gold£2500.00£1250.00Grand Patron Status plus £2500.00
Grand Patron Diamond£5000.00£2500.00Grand Patron Gold plus £5000.00

2019/20 Early season reflections

As we embark upon a new Masonic Season, you will realise that we have only 20 months left until our MBF Festival concludes. Our total funds raised are creeping steadily upwards but now is the time that we must all try our very best to ensure that we raise a total which is worthy of our great Province. I feel confident that I can rely on each and every one of you.
Much work continues behind the scenes preparing for the final banquet on 3 July 2021. The ticket price has been set at £75.00 and I would take this opportunity of reminding everyone that this is the actual cost of the event. There are no free bars, free meals or any kind of support to anyone attending. Every person attending pays the same irrespective of rank or position. Booking forms will be available on 14 June next year and early booking is recommended as we are anticipating in excess of 700 attendees.
I must again express my thanks for the efforts of the Festival Ambassadors, the Banquet Committee and the Festival Committee for all their hard work. Thanks also to the Provincial Grand Master and the two Assistants for continually encouraging brethren to support the Festival, whenever they are out. Finally, I am most grateful to each and every one of you for your generous contributions. It is you who will ensure that we reach a total that we can be justifiably proud of.
My best wishes to you all and continue to enjoy your Mark Masonry and your fundraising efforts

John