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  Credit Card Donation



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
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

Thoughts in Spring

As we approach the end of the current Masonic Season we now have only two years to go until our Festival matures. The big date for all your diaries is Saturday, 3 July 2021.
A great deal of work is already going on behind the scenes as we liaise with the venue, Manchester United, and start to bring together menu’s, AV suppliers, transport, hotels and all the other small things that make a sizeable function happen. We have a small but experienced team working tirelessly to ensure that the function will be memorable for all those that attend and thanks are due to everyone in that team for the great deal of effort already expended.
The Festival fund continues to grow thanks to the generosity of all the membership, either directly or through their Lodges. Your support is much appreciated and will no doubt gather momentum as we approach the climax of our efforts. Thanks are also due to the organisers of numerous fundraising efforts, functions, sponsored events, dinners, banquets…… The list goes on. The Festival Ambassadors enthusiastically continue to visit their Lodges and offer support and assistance in raising funds wherever possible. We must also extend our thanks to the East Lancashire Mark Fellowship for their assistance in selling our merchandise, the second chance draw and many other unnoticed ways in which they support the Festival effort.
Brethren, enjoy the Summer recess (which seems to get shorter every year) and come back in the Autumn with renewed energy and enthusiasm as we move to the conclusion of the Festival. Let us all work with a passion towards a total fund worthy of our great Province.