Semper Paratus 852 – Always ready to advance more candidates

Recently my Mark Lodge Semper Paratus No. 852 (I am Secretary) – Advanced its 4th Candidate in 4 meetings. Craig Pattison a local award-winning Butcher joined us. The ceremony was brilliantly delivered and those who took part and attended had a great night. The usual contingent of visitors from Durham turned up and helped out with the ceremony. Craig thoroughly enjoyed himself and two of our newest members, Bro. Brad Savidge the Senior Deacon and more “Semper Paratus 852 – Always ready to advance more candidates”

2021 Festival – Abba Tribute Night

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. 

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2021 Festival – Latest Total

Brethren, just thought I would keep you all informed of our progress towards the 2021 Festival. 

The current total stands at £425,710.90

Congratulations so far and thank you very much. Keep up the good work and continue to enjoy the Festival


Cheese & Onion, Black & White, Morecambe & Wise.

All combinations that sit comfortably on the tongue, eye and in the memory. 

The Rugby Football Lodge of Mark Master Masons held its latest meeting and installation ceremony on Thursday the 30th May at Rochdale Masonic Hall. The combination of Rugby Football and Mark Masonry is not as immediately recognisable as the above but somehow it works, and it works really well. The Mark Masonry is very much the standard protocol with exceptional ritual and a great membership of Mark Masons whose hobbies and interests also encompass Rugby Football, even the Summons more “Cheese & Onion, Black & White, Morecambe & Wise.”

Mark Masons meet at Piccadilly

Tuesday 11th of June saw the annual investiture meeting of Grand Mark Lodge at Great Queen Street London.
42 East Lancashire Mark Masons met at Piccadilly Station in Manchester to be greeted by Tracy our regular guide, on our way to London. Boarding at 7-58 am in no time at all the boxes of more “Mark Masons meet at Piccadilly”