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”
Annual Meeting 26th May 2021. The Virtual Business Meeting was declared open at 19:00 by the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro Alex McLaren .
After the traditional tributes to 23 departed Brethren, called to higher service since May 2020, the Provincial Grand Master welcomed 106 brethren from the Province of East Lancashire and a further more “Zoom – Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting.”
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”
A heartfelt THANK YOU to all my Brother Mark Brethren and Lodges who have sponsored me on my Lodge visits. Because of your generosity and friendship, the total money raised for the 2021 Festival after visiting 31 Lodges stands at £2770, for which I’m most grateful.Yours sincerely and fraternally.
WBro Ron Coucill PProvGJW
Despite near traffic gridlock in Manchester City Centre last night, 93 Brethren (including a “cohort” of Grand Lodge Officers !) attended Bridge St to witness more “East Lancashire Provincial Grand Officers Lodge Of MMMs No.990 – Installation”