For your change: The Mark Benevolent Fund is issuing the Province with a number of boxes for each Lodge and each Masonic Centre. If you have any loose change and feel disposed to put it in the box, it will be thankfully received and will contribute to our 2021 Festival. Your generosity, as ever, will be appreciated.
VWBro John H Smith, PGJO, DPGM
Sunday April 14 was the newly appointed Grand and Provincial Officers lunch held at Middleton Masonic Hall. The room was beautifully laid out and the three-course lunch was first class.
The Provincial Grand Master, RWBro more “Middleton newly appointed and promoted Grand and Provincial Officers Lunch”
Saturday, April 6 saw 46 light-hearted people get together for a Manchester City cruise. At the time of booking a hot & cold buffet was planned but at the last moment, the cruise company called to say that due to good numbers a 3-course lunch would be served at no more “Manchester City Canal Cruise.”
Wednesday 10th April was the regular meeting of Wike Mark Lodge no 142 and the Lodge took the opportunity of inviting a number of non-Mark Masons with the purpose of explaining to them what the Mark Degree is all about and why we all enjoy it so more “Wike Mark 142 – Whats it all about?”
It sounds like a lot of Masonic work, and it was. The RAM installation was purely a proclamation but the Mark ceremony was an advancement of a new member.
Middleton Lodge of Royal Ark more “Middleton 1303 – RAM Installation & Mark Advancement in single evening”
Following the sell-out of next Saturdays Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, this morning WBro T.Stewart Mills announced another event to raise funds for the East Lancs Mark 2021 Festival.
Stewarts sponsored Bungee Jump from Manchester’s tallest building will take place as soon as clearance has been obtained from the Local Authority. more “Manchester Bungee Jump”
Yesterday saw the meeting of Peace Lodge of MMMs No 681 at Uppermill Masonic Hall, where some 60 Brethren from West Yorkshire and East Lancashire Provinces got together to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of that Lodge.
Why East Lancs Masons you may well ask? During the presentation of the history of the Lodge, the reason became clear – the Founders of more “East meets West at Peace Mark 681 (West Yorks)”