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

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 have considerations far more important than Freemasonry. Nevertheless, I do hope that you will not forget our endeavours and possibly consider a personal contribution to the Festival during our period of isolation. That donation you did not put in the charity plate, the raffle ticket you did not buy. All these amounts add up and if converted to individual contributions, will help us to maintain our push towards a total of which we, in East Lancashire, can be proud, even in these trying times. Appropriate forms are available for download from the Festival section of the website.

My most earnest wish is that you all keep well and safe and I look forward to meeting you all again as soon as we are permitted.

To our next merry meeting!!

My best wishes.

John