Events

Sep
27
Tue
Friendship Mark Lodge No. 1459 Installation @ Masonic Club
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Integrity RAM Lodge No. 1369 @ Masonic Hall
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
4
Tue
Turton Mark Lodge No 1300 Installation @ Last drop
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
5
Wed
Middleton Mark Lodge No. 1303Installation @ Masonic Club
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
6
Thu
Mossley RAM No. 1381 Installation @ Masonic Hall
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
William Wallace 50th anniversary celebration at Salford Mark Lodge No. 994 @ Hemsley House
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Oct
17
Mon
Darwen Mark Lodge No. 1327 Installation @ Masonic Hall
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Oct
18
Tue
Fabric Mark Lodge No. 939 Installation @ Masonic Hall
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Oct
20
Thu
Temperance Mark Lodge No. 56 Installation @ Masonic Hall
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Oct
25
Tue
East Lancashire Provincial Grand Officers Mark Lodge No. 990 Installation @ Manchester Hall
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Oct
26
Wed
Ardwick Mark Lodge No. 1222 Installation @ Stanley House, Audenshaw
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Oct
31
Mon
East Lancashire Provincial Grand Officers RAM Installation and Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank Investiture @ Masonic Hall
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
1
Tue
Lancastrians Mark Lodge No. 689 Installation (by dispensation from 8th November) @ Manchester Hall
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Nov
7
Mon
Faith Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No. 20 Installation @ Middleton Masonic Club
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Thomas Sharples Barlow Mark Lodge No 1383 Installation @ Manchester Hall
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
9
Wed
Wike Mark Lodge No. 142 Open Evening @ Masonic Hall
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
15
Tue
Lancastrians Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No. 689 Installation @ Middleton Masonic Club
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Constitution Mark Lodge No. 949 Installation @ Manchester Hall
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
18
Fri
Secretarius Mark Lodge No. 1932 @ Masonic Hall, Bury
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Nov
22
Tue
Billinge Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No. 1327 Installation @ Masonic Hall
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Adoniram Mark Lodge No. 1065 Installation @ Accrington Masonic Hall
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
23
Wed
Goulburn Mark Lodge No. 680 Installation @ Old Bill Restaurant, Oldham
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
24
Thu
Keep Mark Lodge No. 911 Installation @ Conservative Club, Clitheroe
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Nov
26
Sat
Mark Fellowship Cabaret Evening @ Cloisters Suite, Holiday Inn
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Overnight accomodation available at reduced rates.

Dec
9
Fri
Cornerstone Mark Lodge No. 1716 Installation @ Manchester Hall
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rose of York RAM Lodge No. 1010 Installation @ Masonic Hall, Mossley
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
12
Mon
Grand Stewards Mark Lodge Installation @ Mark Masons Hall
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
13
Tue
Grand RAM Annual Investiture @ Great Queen Street
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
20
Tue
Skelmersdale RAM Lodge No. 141 Installation @ Masonic Club Ashton
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
9
Mon
Perseverance Mark Lodge No. 403 Installation @ Blackburn
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Progress Mark Lodge No. 1577 Installation @ Manchester Hall
Jan 9 @ 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan
10
Tue
William R Callender Mark Lodge No. 136 Installation @ Masonic Hall, Bury
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
11
Wed
Pendle Mark Lodge No. 695 Installation @ Masonic Hall, Padiham
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Jan
12
Thu
F W Broadbent RAM Lodge No. 1132 Installation @ Masonic Hall, Bolton
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jan
17
Tue
Stanley RAM Lodge No. 1454 Installation @ Stanley House, Audenshaw
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
23
Mon
Temperance RAM Lodge No. 56 Installation @ Masonic Hall, Todmorden
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
26
Thu
County Palatine RAM Lodge No. 156 Installation @ Manchester Hall
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jan
27
Fri
Manchester Engineers RAM Lodge No. 1059 Installation @ Manchester Hall
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
30
Mon
East Lancashire Provincial Grand Officers Lodge of RAM No. 990 Installation @ Manchester Hall
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Feb
3
Fri
2021 Gentleman’s Evening @ Stanley House
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

The 2021 Festival will be holding a Gentlemen’s evening at Audenshaw on the 3rd February 2017, further details to follow.

Feb
15
Wed
Wycoller Mark Lodge Open Evening @ Colne Masonic Hall
Feb 15 @ 6:45 pm – 10:15 pm
Mar
10
Fri
15th Masters & Commanders Assembly @ Rochdale Masonic Hall
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
20
Mon
Union 171 Installation @ Masonic Hall,
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.

Mar
28
Tue
Friendship Mark 1459 – Soul of England Charity Night @ Middleton Masonic Hall
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
9
Sun
Grand and Provincial Officers of 2016 Reception @ Rossendale Masonic Hall
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 @ Littleborough Cricket Club
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 @ Masonic Hall
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 @ Middleton Masonic Hall
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Tickets available from any Fellowship Representative. Price includes food !

HOG ROAST

Sep
16
Sat
Festival Banquet @ Middleton Masonic Hall
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 @ Masonic Rooms
Sep 27 @ 6:15 pm
Oct
14
Sat
Rat Pack & Buddy Holly Tribute @ Spotland Stadium
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm
Nov
18
Sat
Cabaret Evening @ Holiday Inn
Nov 18 @ 9:23 am

The East Lancashire Mark Fellowship ‘Cabaret Evening’ is to be held on Saturday 18 November 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Bolton Centre.

MENU
Starter – Asparagus Salad (Grilled and marinated asparagus with parmesan crisp).
Mains – Char-Grilled Pork Steak with Apple Cider Cream Sauce (alternative – Filo Basket with Wild Mushrooms and Leeks, Cream Sauce and Cherry Tomatoes).
Dessert – Normandy Apple Flan with Chantilly Cream.

In view of the high demand for accommodation at the Holiday Inn, Bolton Centre last year arrangements have been made earlier for reservations.

The hotel has agreed to continue the special room rate of £70 including breakfast and bookings may now be made with the same code of RAM.

The Fellowship have managed to reserve 68 rooms until 27 October when the discounted rate will be subject to availability.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM WBRO KEVIN REANEY (07801 435009) OR ANY FELLOWSHIP REPRESENTATIVE

Dec
1
Fri
Brass At Christmas @ Bury Masonic Hall
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 @ Littleborough Cricket Club
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 @ Middleton Masonic Hall
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 @ Marriott Hotel
Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm
May
10
Thu
Leslie F Hiles Golf Trophy 2018 @ Worsley Golf Club
May 10 @ 1:30 pm
May
20
Sun
East Lancs Mark Master Masons Annual Ramble @ Rochdale Masonic Hall
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 @ King Georges Hall, Blackburn
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
24
Sun
Mark Fellowship Day – Hog Roast @ The Pavilion
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