All Events & Lodge Meetings

Nov
23
Sat
Fellowship Cabaret Evening
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Jun
4
Wed
Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Mark Lodge
Jun 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm


East Lancashire Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons EmblemDear Sir and Brother.

I am commanded by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master to inform you that the Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 4th June 2014 in the Albert Halls, Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton BL1 1SA.

Present and Past Grand Lodge Officers; Present and Past Provincial Grand Lodge Officers;
Masters; Wardens; Overseers; Present and Past Masters of Mark Lodges and Commanders of Royal Ark Mariner Lodges of this Province are hereby summoned to attend. The attendance of Mark Master Masons of this and other Provinces is welcomed.

Bolton town hall

Please familiarise yourself with the security arrangements for the meeting which are available on the Provincial web site before you arrive. On arrival you will be required to register your attendance at one of the tables in the foyer outside the Albert Halls, you will then be directed to the room in which you will change for the meeting.

Access to the Albert Halls will not be available until approximately one hour before the meeting start time.

BRETHREN ARE REQUESTED TO BE SEATED BY 2:30 pm

Short Black Coat or Dark Lounge Suit Full Dress Regalia

Dinner at 6:00 pm

All acting officers please return their jewels to the Provincial Mark Office by 30th
April 2014

Download Provincial Meeting Dining Form

Download and view Provincial Grand Lodge meeting Booklet

Aug
24
Sun
Family Fun Day
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

mark-masons-003The Fellowship Family Fun Day will once again take place at the Masonic Hall Middleton. The facilities there are first class and we have a great day out with our families and friends.

All Mark Master Masons, their family and friends are invited to attend and enjoy the fun and games laid on by the Fellowship team. If you have never been to the fun day then please make it this year. You are guaranteed a good day out.

Download full details and event programme here

Sep
29
Mon
Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Investiture
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The annual investiture of Royal Ark Mariner Provincial Grand Rank. The R.W. Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Team will be in attendance.

Nov
22
Sat
Fellowship Gala Dinner and Dance
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 12:00 am

cdsc_1007115The Last Drop Village Hotel will again host the Fellowship Gala Dinner and Dance for 2014. Previous evenings here have proved a lot of fun with dancing and frivolity continuing to the late hours. Over night accommodation is also available, which can be booked at a good rate.

More information on menu’s entertainment and pricing will appear here as soon as it is available.

Mar
13
Fri
Masters and Commanders Assembly
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar
26
Thu
Keep Mark Lodge 911 – Charity Evening – Clitheroe
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
1
Wed
Middleton RAM & Mark 1303
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
12
Sun
Newly appointed Grand and Provincial Officers Lunch
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
27
Mon
Union Mark Lodge No.32 – Jim Noble’s 60th
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The PGM, RWBro.Keith Partington Schofield GMRAC accompanied by a Provincial Deputation, will be in attendance.

Apr
30
Thu
Rugby Football Lodge No.1965 – Consecration
Apr 30 all-day

The consecration of the new Rugby Lodge will take place on the date noted. Timings are not yet finalised.

May
27
Wed
Provincial Grand Lodge
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Aug
23
Sun
Fellowship Fun Day 23rd August 2015
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Moved Indoors due to Weather  Forecast

Grand Raffle for a selection of prizes, Brass Band, Roulette, Beat the Pig Stall, Bottle
Stall, Sales of Mark Merchandise, Sale of unwanted Regalia, Display of Classic Cars, ,
Colouring Competition for the Juniors, Face Painting, etc. etc. BBQ The Chef at Middleton will be preparing a Barbeque with Burgers, Sausages, Mixed meat Kebabs and Chips and of course there will be full Bar Facilities available.

View event poster here

Sep
7
Mon
Faith Mark 20 – 150th Anniversary
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm

The Deputy Grand Master, RWBro Herbert Keith Emerson will be in attendance along with the Provincial Grand Master RWBro Keith Partington Schofield accompanied by a Provincial Deputation.

Oct
6
Tue
William Romaine Callender Lodge No.136 – Kinship Meeting
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm

The PGM Elect, VWBro Alex Sillars McLaren PGJO will be in attendance for this Kinship meeting, open to all Craft Masons.

Nov
21
Sat
Mark Cabaret Evening and Entertainment
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Holiday Inn Cloisters SuiteThe East Lancs Mark Master Masons Cabaret Evening will take place on the 21st November 2015 in the Cloisters Suite at The Holiday Inn Bolton.

Tickets are £24.00 each for a wonderful evening or dancing and dining. The venue has been changed this year to a fabulous location in the centre of Bolton in the Cloisters Suite. It’s a spectacular location and well worth a visit. The bar will be open from 6:30 pm for those who want to arrive early and avoid the queue.

Tickets are available from your local Fellowship rep

Feb
9
Tue
Provincial Team visit to Audenshaw. Open Evening hosted by Semper Paratus Lodge No. 852
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Feb
14
Sun
“Frankie” – Live ! (Frankie Valli Jersey Boys Tribute)
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
29
Mon
East Lancashire Provincial Grand Officers RAM Installation
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
19
Fri
Sportsmans Evening
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

FEATURING: BIG LOU (COMEDIAN) – KEVIN LYNCH (EX PREMIER LEAGUE REFEREE)

MC: MALCOLM LORD – AUCTION WITH DAVE BANNER

Cost includes traditional 4 course meal (£40) or Prosecco & Canapes reception (£65)

DRESS: LOUNGE SUIT

Sep
15
Thu
Leslie F Hiles Golf Day
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nov
26
Sat
Mark Fellowship Cabaret Evening
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Overnight accomodation available at reduced rates.

Mar
10
Fri
15th Masters & Commanders Assembly
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
20
Mon
Union 171 Installation
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

The PGM accompanied by a full Deputation will be in attendance in support of his Provincial Grand Senior Warden, WBro Roger Fielding.

Apr
9
Sun
Grand and Provincial Officers of 2016 Reception
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm

The Reception is for all those who were acting, newly appointed and promoted Grand and Provincial
Officers in the Mark and the Royal Ark Mariner degree during the year 2016.

The Assembly will be held at the Rossendale Masonic Hall, Ashday Lea, Rawtenstall BB4 6QX on Sunday 9th
April 2017, guests to gather at 1:00pm and dine at 1.30pm.

Dress is smart casual jacket and tie for the gentlemen and the ladies may as usual please themselves.
We look forward to your support of this event, celebrating your preferment in our order.
Our honoured guest will be The Provincial Grand Master RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren.

The Assembly will take the form of an informal reception followed by a lunch for you and your guest.
The price of £21 each is for a 3 course meal plus coffee and mints.

Apr
15
Sat
Charity Comedy Night
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 16 @ 12:30 am

COMEDY NIGHT

A great opportunity to bring your family, friends or partner for an excellent line up of comics to make you laugh, a curry and rice supper and entertainment by a fantastic singer/Dj in Wez. ALL this at one of the best venues around and all for £ 15.00. The bonus of not only having a cracking night out with friends and having food and fun, every penny raised goes to charity. Tickets are going fast, so hurry and get yours now.
Line Up:
MC: SAM HARLAND
“Sam is an exciting talent with a big personality – an east coast equivalent of Peter Kay” – Agraman, Buzz Comedy
OPENING: ANDY WILKY (SMUG ROBERTS)
He has appeared in nearly every television production by Peter Kay and his recent work includes playing landlord ‘Mr Foley’ in BAFTA winning ‘Mrs Browns Boys’
MIDDLE: NINA GILLIGAN
Nina Gilligan is one of the best up and coming Stand Ups on the circuit and is Destined for Stardom
HEADLINER: “ NIGE ”
Nige may look like any ordinary scally but beneath his shell-suit lies a wealth of intelligent, if slightly odd gags and stories.
“An impressive act and one that has the depth and the potential to run and run” – Guardian
The night will close with singing and music with Wez from “The Ambassdors”
ALL Proceeds going to “East Lancs Masonic Charities”
The evening is kindly sponsored by: PROBIO-ENERGY Limited

Apr
20
Thu
Temperance 56
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm

The PGM accompanied by a full Deputation, will be in attandance in support of his Provincial Grand Charity Steward WBro Jamie Beninson.

Jun
25
Sun
Hog Roast
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Tickets available from any Fellowship Representative. Price includes food !

HOG ROAST

Sep
16
Sat
Festival Banquet
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

Ticket price includes Champagne Reception at 7 pm and wine with the Banquet.

Menu: The Banquet Menu

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Roulade
Mango and green Chartreuse Sorbet
Fillet Tournedos Rossini with Madeira Sauce
Potato Gratin Dauphouis with Green Vegetable selection
Raspberry Pannacotta with Trio of Berries Coulis
English and Continental Cheese Platter
Tea and Coffee with chocolate Truffles

The Provincial Grand Master and his Lady will be in attendance.

Ticket deadline: Friday 30th June 2017

Dec
1
Fri
Brass At Christmas
Dec 1 @ 7:00 am

4 course meal + Brass Band

7 for 7.30

ALL PROCEEDS TO EAST LANCS MARK 2021 FESTIVAL

Mar
24
Sat
Idol Frets
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER, Concert has now been rearranged at Littleborough Cricket Club for Saturday 24th March.

The concert features the rock (not heavy) band IDOL FRETS on their never ending world tour, which features some amazing instrumentalists. As you can imagine we were very lucky to book them.

The evening commences at 7.30pm and the ticket cost is £10 which includes a curry supper and disco.
Last year there was a comedy night that was very well attended and we are sure that this particular evening will be very entertaining.

There will be a raffle at the interval.

Tickets available from George Scaife the Provincial Grand Charity Steward.

ALL PROCEEDS TO EAST LANCS MARK BENEVOLENT FUND

Apr
22
Sun
University of Manchester Mark Lodge 1001- Sunday Lunch Buffet
Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm
May
10
Thu
Leslie F Hiles Golf Trophy 2018
May 10 @ 1:30 pm
May
20
Sun
East Lancs Mark Master Masons Annual Ramble
May 20 @ 9:30 am

The main task that is given to the EL Mark Provincial Grand Charity Steward is to raise funds for the ELMBF. (Priors Close and Cannons Close). This year there will be a sponsored walk from Littleborough to Rochdale along the Rochdale Canal to Richard Street Masonic Hall, Rochdale, where refreshments are available.

This will take place on Sunday 20th May 2018. Dog walkers and children walkers will be especially welcome.
My request is that each Lodge has someone to represent their lodge to be sponsored for this easy ramble. It is on the flat on a well maintained tow path. There is a sponsor sheet which participants are encouraged to get friends and family to sponsor them.

Each lodge will be credited with the amount raised by the sponsored walker or walkers.
With your assistance this should make a very enjoyable and convivial event that will raise much needed funds for the ELMBF.

Information
The meeting point will be 9.30am Sunday 20th May 2018 at the Masonic Hall at Richard Street where we walk a short distance around to the Railway Station and catch the train to Littleborough. Coming out of the station and down the ramp keep to the left and arrive at an underpass. Go through the underpass and you will see the canal to the right. The tow path is well maintained and allows good dry walking.

The tow path towards Rochdale is on the right and 3.5 miles later the canal path emerges onto Oldham Road. To the right is a set of traffic lights where you cross over onto Durham Street over the short rise and turn right into Lincoln Street which continues onto Richard Street and back to the Masonic Hall, where sandwiches and chips will be available. Be sure to book them on arrival at Richard Street before setting off.

May
23
Wed
Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
24
Sun
Mark Fellowship Day – Hog Roast
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The event will commence at 1.00pm and conclude at 4.00pm and is open to all Masons and Non-Masons.
Tickets are available from the Mark Fellowship Representatives, whose details are on the East Lancashire Mark Website (eastlancsmark.org) or from John Rimmer (jmrimmer@talktalk.net; telephone 01772616497 or 07761286768).
The cost of the tickets are £7 for Adults and £3 for Children. The ticket price includes the cost of food with a Vegetarian option being available.

During the afternoon there will be a Brass Band and other entertainment.
The Mark Fellowship Committee and myself look forward to your support.

Yours sincerely and fraternally
Malcolm
Chairman East Lancashire Mark Fellowship MarkFellowshipChairman@aol.co.uk

Sep
15
Sat
Festival Banquet
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Sep
19
Wed
Mark Brewery Festival Walk
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am

THE MARK BREWERY FESTIVAL WALK
SEPTEMBER 19TH

A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR A WALK STARTING AND ENDING AT THE WINCLE BREWERY
(HOME OF THE MARKBREW)INCLUDES A LIGHT LUNCH AND A PINT OR SOFT DRINK (OR GIN!)
Cost £20 per head proceeds to the Mark 2021 Festival.
WALK 6 MILES. DIFFICULTY- EASY (GENTLE GRADIENTS)
START 1030 LUNCH 1400
ALL Welcome including 4 legged varieties!
Parking options good and close to start
Start and Finish address:
Danebridge, Wincle Cheshire SK11 0QE
Contact Colin Bodimeade 07831 419181 and/or colbodmmm@bodimeade.me.uk

Oct
6
Sat
Neil Diamond Tribute Show
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
Nov
10
Sat
Ceilidh Evening – CANCELLED
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

Salford Lodge 994 proudly presents a Ceilidh Evening to take place on Saturday 10th November at Salford Masonic Hall commencing 7.30 pm.

Tickets, just £15 include a hot pot supper and are available from WBro Terry Bailey – contact details as shown.

Entertainment will be provided by the Dulcimer Occasional Band, whose caller will get friends and family alike up dancing – come along and enjoy the craich !!

Nov
17
Sat
East Lancashire Mark Fellowship Cabaret Evening
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm

The Cabaret Evening this year will again be held at The Cloisters Suite, Holiday Inn, Bolton on Saturday,
17th November 2018. The tickets are £28 each and will include Dinner and Entertainment.
Tickets may be obtained from either the East Lancashire Mark Fellowship Representatives or John Rimmer
(Telephone 01772616497 / 07761286768 or email jmrimmer@talktalk.net.)

Cheques to be made payable to East Lancashire Mark Fellowship and forwarded to John Rimmer with the
names of those attending.

Reception is at 6.30pm. and Dinner prompt at 7.30pm. with a Dress Code of Lounge Suits.
The Menu for the evening is:

Portobello Mushroom with goats cheese and sundried tomatoes on a bed of rocket
Shoulder of Lamb with New Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables with Mint Gravy
(Vegetarian Option Filo Basket with Wild Mushrooms and Leeks, Cream Sauce and Cherry Tomatoes)
Normandy Apple Flan and Chantilly Cream
Coffee

Please advise John Rimmer if the Vegetarian option or other dietary meal is required when booking.
A special rate of £72 for Bed and Breakfast has been agreed for overnight accommodation at the hotel. At the
present time the hotel has only been able to allocate, to those attending the event, thirty Double-Bedded rooms
and ten Twin-Bedded Rooms. It is essential therefore to book any rooms required early with the Booking
Reference ‘RAM’ to obtain the reduced price. The special rate will remain in force by the hotel until
1st October and then reviewed. Bookings for accommodation must be made direct with the hotel by telephone (01204 879988).

Feb
23
Sat
The Houghton Weavers – CANCELLED
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED

Mar
30
Sat
Quiz Night at Radcliffe
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm

FUN NIGHT FOR ALL AGES ! – TICKET PRICE INCLUDES BUFFET SUPPER

IN AID OF MARK 2021 FESTIVAL

PLAY IN TEAMS OF UP TO 6

PRIZES – RAFFLE

Apr
6
Sat
Manchester City Centre Canal Cruise – *SOLD OUT*
Apr 6 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

BRETHREN – TREAT THE LADY IN YOUR LIFE TO THE CRUISE OF A LIFETIME !!!

* No-fly cruise
* Food included (hot and cold buffet)
* Local departure point
* Bargain price of just £28.50 per ticket

*** NOW SOLD OUT ***

Proceeds from this event in aid of East Lancs Mark 2021 Festival and East Lancs Mark Benevolent Fund

Contact details as above – cheques to: T.Stewart Mills, 7 Bramley Drive, Bury BL8 1JL
BACS (Bank Transfer) payments to: Sort Code: 07 01 16. Account No: 03275301 Account Name: T.S.Mills

Apr
18
Thu
Mark Brew Festival Walk No.2
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

A Spring walk starting at Greenfield Station, Oldham.

Cost £20 per head – all proceeds to Mark 2021 Festival (price includes pie and a pint or soft drink).

Walk 6 miles – Difficulty – Easy with gentle gradients.

Route Greenfield Station to Riverhead Tavern, Marsden, Huddersfield.

Return by train (or walk !)

Start 10.30 am – Lunch 1 pm

ALL welcome (including 4 legged varieties!).

Parking options good and close to start.

Apr
26
Fri
3 Peaks Challenge
Apr 26 all-day

Brethren,

It is my intention to complete the Three Peaks Challenge in three days in the company of my Son, David and my Grandson, Joshua who is 10yrs of age. Joshua overheard my plans to complete the Challenge and immediately volunteered to complete the task, knowing what the reason was, namely, to raise funds for Charity the East Lancashire Masonic Benevolent Fund (ELMBF).

The Challenge will take place I feel I do not have to remind the Mark Masons of the Province of the worked carried out by the ELMBF, but its funds do require constant replenishing. This task will commence on the 26th April on Ben Nevis in Scotland, followed by Scafell Pike, in the Lake District concluding with Snowdon in Wales.

To support the ELMBF, I respectfully request that you do so my sponsoring by completing the attached sponsorship form and if appropriate ‘ticking’ the Gift Aid declaration. Please return the Sponsorship Form and Funds for the attention of: –
Provincial Grand Charity Steward
Provincial Mark Office
Salford Masonic Hall
41 The Crescent
SALFORD M5 4PE

I am grateful to you for supporting the: –

3(Peaks) in 3(Days) by 3 (Harte’s) 3x3x3

Yours sincerely & fraternally

Brendan Harte PAGDC
Provincial Grand Charity Steward

Apr
28
Sun
University of Manchester 1001 Sunday Luncheon
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm

The Luncheon is:

* buffet starters.
* a choice of two soups served at the table.
* carvery main course; there is always a fish and vegetarian option, and any other dietary requirements can be accommodated.
* dessert.
* cheese and biscuits.
* tea and coffee are included in the ticket price (but not drinks from the bar).

The Provincial Grand Master will be in attendance.

May
3
Fri
Last Tango in Middleton
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Last Tango in Middleton

Appearance by Mrs Leslie McLaren as a Guest Judge.

May
16
Thu
Leslie F Hiles Golf Trophy
May 16 @ 1:30 pm

I am pleased to confirm that the Province of East Lancashire Mark Master Masons will be holding its Annual Golf tournament at Worsley Golf Club, Stableford Avenue, Monton Green, Eccles, M30 8AP

The event will take place on Thursday 16th May 2019 and will take the following format:-

Single Stableford Full Handicap
1.30pm First Tee off (3 Balls) and thereafter at 8 minute intervals
7.30pm Evening Dinner followed by Prize Presentation
Prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd and nearest the pin

The event is open to all Masons and guests, the only proviso being that the Leslie F Hiles Trophy will be awarded to the Mark Mason with the highest points score on the day.

Food will be available from the club house at lunch time but the cost is NOT included within the package price.

The Provincial Grand Master has confirmed that he will be in attendance and would appreciate your participation and support on the day.

For the non golfers you are more than welcome to attend the evening dinner and enjoy our usual East Lancashire Mark fellowship.

To confirm your attendance please complete the attached entry form and return to myself as soon as possible and by no later the Friday 10th May 2019.

Yours sincerely

Mark Davis

Leslie F Hiles Golf Trophy 2019

Stableford competition to be played at Worsley Golf Club on Thursday 16th May 2019:

Name: (Block letters) ………………………………………………………………………………………..

Address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Tel: ………………………………………… Lodge: …………………………………………………………….

Own Golf Club: ……………………………………. Handicap: …………………………………………..

Fees for Green Fee & Dining: £48

Evening meal only: £20

Please make cheques payable to the “East Lancashire Mark Fellowship” and forward by Friday
10th May 2019 to: Mr Mark Davis, 53 Booth Bed Lane, Goostrey, Cheshire, CW4 8NB.

May
22
Wed
East Lancashire Provincial Meeting
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The 2019 Provincial Meeting will be held at King Georges Hall on Wednesday 22nd May commencing at 3:00 pm.

A Booklet containing the Summons, Agenda and the Minutes of the 2018 Meeting along with a Dining Application Form will be sent to all members of the Province during the week commencing the 24th March.

Brethren, please note,

The Registration Desk at the Northgate entrance will open at 12:00.

The entrances to the Hall via the Northgate staircase and the Main entrance will only be available from 2:00 pm after the D.C.s team have finished their practices.

Blakeys Restaurant which was attached to the Hall is no longer available for lunchtime refreshments.

If you wish to purchase refreshments prior to the meeting you will need to find an alternative venue.

May
31
Fri
Charity Sportsmans Dinner
May 31 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
2
Sun
Afternoon Tea
Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Easy listening entertainment by Michael J. Shaw

May
27
Wed
East Lancashire Provincial Meeting
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The 2019 Provincial Meeting will be held at King Georges Hall on Wednesday 22nd May commencing at 3:00 pm.

A Booklet containing the Summons, Agenda and the Minutes of the 2018 Meeting along with a Dining Application Form will be sent to all members of the Province during the week commencing the 24th March.

Brethren, please note,

The Registration Desk at the Northgate entrance will open at 12:00.

The entrances to the Hall via the Northgate staircase and the Main entrance will only be available from 2:00 pm after the D.C.s team have finished their practices.

Blakeys Restaurant which was attached to the Hall is no longer available for lunchtime refreshments.

If you wish to purchase refreshments prior to the meeting you will need to find an alternative venue.