Not all Superheroes wear capes

Brother Craig Pattison is a Freemason and a member of Semper Paratus Lodge of Mark Master Masons that meets at Audenshaw, and he owns a Butchers Shop in Mossley. The work he has done to serve his community since the start of the Pandemic is commendable.

Not all Superheroes wear capes – some actually wear aprons

Craig and his staff regularly worked long hours sometimes until 11.30 pm. delivering meat to the more “Not all Superheroes wear capes”

Mark Calendars on sale at Bury Market

On Friday 4 December W.Bro Gerry Young & Annette Young and W.Bro Stewart Mills & Janet Mills set up camp at 8-30 am on Bury market. The stall was kindly provided free to the Mark Festival for the sale of the Mark calendars. Later in the morning  VWBro David Thompson arrived to help out. It was certainly a very cold day but this did not stop the enthusiasm & banter to promote the sales of the calendars. Lots of people were milling around the market and more “Mark Calendars on sale at Bury Market”

PGM Christmas message 2020

As 2020 draws to a close we will all be reflecting upon the difficulties occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Freemasonry has effectively been on hold since March and many of our usual happy Mark events have been missed. I feel particularly sorry for all those who have received appointments or promotions in Grand Mark Lodge or in Grand Royal Ark Mariner. Unfortunately, they have not had the special pleasure of being invested in their new ranks by one of our High Rulers. To those Lodges and brethren who would have celebrated significant milestones this year, we will do our very best to ensure that those special events take place in 2021.

Looking forwards, we believe we can see a brighter future and the news this week of an effective vaccine has given us hope that Freemasonry will return to normal in the relatively near future. Certainly, we now have some confidence that our Festival Banquet will take place as scheduled, on 3rd July next year. My grateful thanks to all of you for your support of the Festival financially and special thanks to all those who have given so much time and energy to making things happen.

In closing, Leslie and I wish each and every one of you and your families and friends a very happy, healthy and peaceful Festive Season.



Festival Calendar heads up Website

The 2021 Festival Calendar, which is on sale to support our total for next year, has great images representing East Lancashire locations throughout the year. I thought they would make an excellent background image set for the Provincial Website. 

If you check out the website you will notice the changes over the coming months as we approach the Festival date.

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