Starkie Mark Lodge No 159 held their latest meeting on 19th December at Accrington Masonic Hall Adelaide Street. It was a very wet and windy evening but the Master and brethren of Starkie Lodge still had a full summons to deliver for the meeting.
It was very pleasant to have the R.W.Provincial Grand Master Alexander Sillars McLaren in attendance with several visiting brethren from across the province. More of more “2021 Festival Grand Patron for Starkie Mark Lodge”
Gawthorpe Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No 1014 held its Installation Meeting on the Monday, December 2nd. Gawthorpes RAM meetings take place at Colne Masonic Hall at the same time as a Craft meeting. This enables the Lodge to use the smaller practice room downstairs whilst the main lodge room is occupied by the more “New Commander for 1014 RAM”
Dennis Schiff has organised a great night out at Rochdale Football Club on 7th March 2020 next year. Plenty of notice. The entertainment is an Abba Tribute band, and we all love the sounds of Abba from the 70s and 80s. It’s in aid of the Mark 2021 Festival so is worthy of good support, and I promise you will have to bring your dancing shoes.
more “2021 Festival – Abba Tribute Night”
The Deputy Provincial Grand Master VWBro. John Smith, PGJO and a Provincial Delegation of 13 attended Fabric Mark Lodge No. 939 on Tuesday 17th December.
The business of the evening was to advance Bro. Christopher Jones. The WM assisted by the Officers of the Lodge delivered a creditable ceremony and VWBro. Stephen Holt, PGMO rendered the explanation of the signs in his usual exemplary style.
The Lodge closed at 8.27 pm and was followed by a happy social board. The raffle raised a very worthy £156.00 and everyone departed around 10.00 pm having enjoyed a very pleasant evening of Mark Masonry at its best.
The Christmas meeting of Union 171 took place on Monday 16 December. A new chequered pavement had been fitted in the Lodge room and the brethren and their ladies were invited to view.
WBro. Roger Fielding, PAGDC, WM, opened more “Union 171 – new chequered pavement for Christmas.”
Rose of York Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners, No 1010 held their Installation meeting at Westholme, Mossley on Friday 13th December. There were 10 brethren present including WBro. Gerry Young, APGM, ProvRAMGR and WBro. Michael Porter, RAMGR, ProvGDC. The Lodge was more “Royal Ark Mariners No 1010 hold Installation meeting at Westholme”
Mossley Royal Ark Mariner Lodge held their annual Christmas lunch at the Printers Arms in Denshaw. The Worshipful Commander, Garry Errock was pleased to welcome 22 brethren and partners and all enjoyed a splendid three course meal. A raffle took place and raised £100 for the 2021 MBF Festival.
Thank you to Garry for organising the luncheon and congratulations on his appointment with more “Christmas lunch at the Printers Arms”