All Events & Lodge Meetings

Nov
23
Sat
Fellowship Cabaret Evening
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Jun
26
Thu
Leslie F Hiles Golf Tournament
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

denton golfThe 2021 Festival Committee will this year be hosting the Leslie. F. Hiles golf tournament at Denton Golf Club on the 26th June 2014.

The event is open to all Freemasons and non- Freemasons, so please bring along your friends. The tournament will be won by the golfer with the highest score.

The Leslie. F. Hiles Trophy, however, can only be presented to a Mark Mason, as the presentation is given by the Provincial Grand Master at the Provincial Meeting; the winner of the Trophy will be the Mark Mason who has the highest score

So if you would like to come along as a golfer or just for the dining, please download the booking form and send it to Paul Waring at the following address:

Paul Waring,
2, Gerrards Wood,
Gee Cross,         
Hyde,
Cheshire,
SK14 2DJ             
Tel: 0161 368 5448                           
 

The event will take the following format

Single Stableford Full Handicap

Midday onwards Soup and Sandwiches

1.30pm First Tee off (3 Balls) and thereafter at 8 minute intervals

7.30pm Evening Dinner followed by Prize Presentation

club_house_01Buggies and Electric trolley’s and are available for hire from the golf club. I would ask that you book them directly with the Pro Shop on 0161 336 2070 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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 entry form and return to Paul Waring as soon as possible and by no later the Thursday 19th June 2014

Yours sincerely

Mark Davis

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
13
Sat
The 2014 “2021 Festival Banquet”
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

BanquetThis years ’2021 Festival’ Banquet will be held at Middleton Masonic Hall on the 13th September 2014 and the Festival Committee hope you will continue to give your support and generosity to this prestigious event as you have done so in the past.

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.

Apr
11
Sat
2021 Festival Cabaret Evening at Accrington
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 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

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

Jan
23
Sat
Temperance 56 – Race Night
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm

You can name and own as many horses as you like @ only £ 2.50 per horse. The horses name and owners name will be printed on the race night programme and there will be a prize for the owner of the winning horse in each race.

Please complete the from below and send it to Jamie Bennison, 3 Beaumont Close, Littleborough OL15 8NR with payment ( no later than Saturday 14th January 2016 ).

You may wish to sponsor a race for £ 10.00 and have the race named after you e.g Fred Bloggs handicap or company name

Temperance _56_Race_Night_Sponsor_form_2016 (1)

Feb
14
Sun
“Frankie” – Live ! (Frankie Valli Jersey Boys Tribute)
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
22
Tue
Friendship Mark 1459 – Charity Evening
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm

Non Mark Masons invited to attend at 7 pm.

Dinner 7.30 pm: French Onion Soup, Chicken and Wild Mushroom Wellington, Fresh Fruit Salad, Cheese and Biscuits, Coffee (Cost £25)

Apr
23
Sat
St Georges Day Brass Band Concert with Mossley Band
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm

Price includes potato pie. All proceeds to Mark 2021 Festival.

Mossley Band

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
28
Tue
Friendship Mark 1459 – Soul of England Charity Night
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

Friendship Mark 1459 Invites You & Your Non-Masonic Male Friends to a Lodge Meeting followed by
a “Soul of England Charity Night of Entertainment & Games” !

Cost includes 3 course meal. All proceeds to Mark 2021 Festival.

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

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

Sep
27
Wed
Crime & The Craft ! – Hosted By Keep Mark Lodge 911
Sep 27 @ 6:15 pm
Oct
14
Sat
Rat Pack & Buddy Holly Tribute
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm
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

Mar
27
Tue
Friendship Mark 1459 presents……A Dunkirk Charity Night
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm

Invites You & Your Masonic & Non Masonic Friends to a a Spirit of Dunkirk Charity Night
Entertainment & Games at Middleton Masonic Hall – (Scores of Prizes)
Tues 27th March 2018
Lodge 6.00 pm Social Board 7.00pm
Meal £20 – All Prize Games £10

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.

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
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).

Dec
7
Fri
Brass At Christmas
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

William Romaine Callender Lodge 136 together with Lathom RAM Lodge 136 are pleased to announce their annual Xmas Brass Event as above.

Tottington Public Band will again provide the entertainment following a 4 course meal.

All welcome !

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

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
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

Nov
29
Fri
W.R.Callender Mark 136 & Lathom RAM 136 – Social Evening
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

4 Course Meal, followed by Sue the Storyteller and female Choir “In Harmony”.

All proceeds to good causes.

Mar
7
Sat
Abba Tribute Night
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

In aid of the 2021 Festival, A night to remember at Rochdale Football club. Abba Tribute night. Tickets are £15.00 each

Tickets from T Stewart Mills 07764 306 095 and Dennis Schiff 07860 648 522
It’s going to be a great night.

 

Mar
24
Tue
A Spirit of 1917 Charity Night
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Mar
28
Sat
2021 Festival Race Night at Integrity Mark Lodge
Mar 28 @ 7:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Dec
11
Fri
Christmas Carol singalong – William Romain Callender and Latham RAM
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

William Romain Callender and Lathom RAM will be hosting a Christmas Carol Singalong at Bury Masonic Hall. 4-course dinner with raffle and choir in attendance.  

Feb
27
Sat
An Evening of Motown
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Apologies, this event has been cancelled due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic.


Apr
8
Thu
Fund raising walk in memory of Festival chairman Tony Davies
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am

A fundraising walk in memory of the first 2021 Festival chairman Tony Davies the walk is to take place on April 8th 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. from The Fleece, The Village, Holme, Holmfirth. The circular walk will be approximately 8 miles and will include a lunch break which will be arranged at a suitable tea shop/pub. A competition is being held at the same time in which all East Lancashire Mark masons are invited to forward an anecdote/story/poem with the subject of “postCovid19”. There will be prizes offered for the best submissions in the view of the judges i.e. walk organisers. The judge’s decision will be made after the walk on April 8th and is FINAL. The contribution for this extravagant (!) entertainment is £20 per person- dogs are free. Walkers and non-walkers are eligible to enter on receipt of £20! All contributions received will be added to the 2021 Festival

Roll up roll up: contact Colin Bodimeade, John Pearson or Freda Davies 

NB: any rearrangement of the date due to the current emergencies will be notified via the website.