Friendship Mark Lodge held their 170th regular meeting at Middleton Masonic Hall on 26th November at 6:00 pm. The usual traffic around Manchester held up a few brethren, but they all managed to arrive in time for the pre-meeting practice to test themselves against the Director of Ceremonies. The practice all went well and the meeting went ahead at the more “Grand Patron Gold – Friendship Mark 1459”
On Friday 22nd November, Union Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners held their meeting at Rochdale Masonic Hall. On this occasion, the Lodge was honoured by the presence of more “Royal Ark Mariners receive Grand Patron status”
On a wet and windy night in Accrington, Adoniram Mark Lodge met for their Installation.
Unfortunately, the Master Elect, Bro Allan Williams has been diagnosed with a serious problem and was unable to take the chair. The brethren of Adoniram and indeed, all the Province wish him well for a more “wet and windy night in Accrington”
On Wednesday 20th November St Johns TI and F W Broadbent Mark Lodges met on the same night with a view to supporting each other’s meetings.
FWB led they way opening at 6.20 pm with the Immediate Past Master, W.Bro. John Green in the chair. Items of business were quickly dealt with and the Lodge closed at 6.40 pm.
After a quick change of personnel in the chairs, St Johns TI was opened at 6.50 by the Worshipful Master, David Barlow assisted by the Lodge Officers and visitors who assumed various offices for the more “A team effort in Bolton”
The members of Scarlet with Gawthorpe immediately wondered what was happening as soon as the Mark Provincial Deputation turned up at Burnley Masonic Hall. Not to get too carried away with things as there was only 4 in attendance, and that included the Assistant Provincial Grand more “Scarlett with Gawthorpe Mark 1014 –”
As Provincial Almoner for this great Province of ours, I am offering to help anyone in need or distress including our own Brethren, their immediate family, widows, partners and dependents of East Lancashire Mark Masons.
If you are alone, perhaps feeling vulnerable and insecure, and unable to turn to relatives or close friends for comfort and support I may be able to help. This could include financial support. I am currently more “Christmas 2019 – I may be able to help.”
The Mark Benevolent Fund 2021 Festival has only 20 months to run, but the Mark Masons of George Farnworth Nuttall Lodge 1405 still have their eye on the ball. At their recent meeting on 7th November, the Provincial Grand Master along with a provincial delegation paid a visit to the Lodge in Clayton le Moors. The rooms in Clayton are very well presented with the added more “George Farnworth Nuttall – MBF Grand Patron”