It was a nice fine day on Tuesday, 7th June 2022, when 43 East Lancashire Mark brethren climbed out of bed in the early hours to catch the 7.55 train from Manchester Piccadilly to London to attend the annual Investiture meeting at Great Queen Street. After enjoying the usual hospitality of the Grand Stewards, the train arrived at 10.18 at Euston.
This meeting was for those brethren who were to receive acting and more “Annual Grand Mark Investiture”
With an overall attendance of approximately 250 including Brethren from within the Province and visitors, this was the first full Provincial meeting for RWBro John H Smith, PGM, since his investiture on the 19th of October 2021.
The meeting was supported by representatives from eleven other Provinces, including more “Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting”
Twenty one Brethren from the Province of East Lancashire travelled to London to attend the annual investiture for the holders of Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank. Three of those investees included WBros Steven Boyle, Shaun Higson and Gerry Young.
Prior to the meeting, they all dined together at the Union Jack Club at a private dinner organised by WBro Malcolm McCarthy. A full Christmas dinner, along with a selection of more “RAM annual investiture”
On Monday, 6th December, a number of Brethren from the Province travelled to London to attend the Installation meeting of the Mark Grand Stewards Lodge which is held at the Masonic Hall at St James’s.
There were in excess of 250 Brethren in attendance at the meeting with 150 dining afterwards, which included ten from East Lancashire.
Mossley Royal Ark Mariner Lodge held their annual Christmas lunch at the Printers Arms in Denshaw. The Worshipful Commander, Garry Errock was pleased to welcome 22 brethren and partners and all enjoyed a splendid three course meal. A raffle took place and raised £100 for the 2021 MBF Festival.
Thank you to Garry for organising the luncheon and congratulations on his appointment with more “Christmas lunch at the Printers Arms”
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”
Tuesday 11th of June saw the annual investiture meeting of Grand Mark Lodge at Great Queen Street London.
42 East Lancashire Mark Masons met at Piccadilly Station in Manchester to be greeted by Tracy our regular guide, on our way to London. Boarding at 7-58 am in no time at all the boxes of more “Mark Masons meet at Piccadilly”