On Wednesday the 5th February Middleton Mark No.1303 held their regular lodge meeting. At 6:45 pm the lodge was opened by the WM, WBro Andrew John Halford and in attendance was VWBro David H Thompson PGJO Assistant Provincial Grand more “Surprise Early Finish for Middleton Mark”
Keep Mark Lodge No. 911 held its meeting on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at the Masonic Rooms Conservative Club in Clitheroe. Apparently the meeting room was originally a ballroom with a sprung dancefloor and stage. All that remains visible today is the huge vaulted ceiling and part of the stage behind the Worshipful Masters Chair. In its heyday, many famous bands had performed on the stage and the ballroom was more “Keep Mark 911 present two Grand Lodge Certificates”
On Monday 13th January, Mossley Mark Lodge met at lunchtime for the very first time. The Provincial Grand Master, RWBro. Alexander Sillars McLaren was in attendance along with 20 brethren.
The Lodge was opened at 11.00 am and the main business of the day was a talk by WBro. Paul Holt, PGJD on the early days of Mark Masonry. Following the meeting, the brethren retired to the more “Mossley Mark Lodge met at lunch for the very first time”
Starkie Mark Lodge No 159 held their latest meeting on 19th December at Accrington Masonic Hall Adelaide Street. It was a very wet and windy evening but the Master and brethren of Starkie Lodge still had a full summons to deliver for the meeting.
It was very pleasant to have the R.W.Provincial Grand Master Alexander Sillars McLaren in attendance with several visiting brethren from across the province. More of more “2021 Festival Grand Patron for Starkie Mark Lodge”
The Deputy Provincial Grand Master VWBro. John Smith, PGJO and a Provincial Delegation of 13 attended Fabric Mark Lodge No. 939 on Tuesday 17th December.
The business of the evening was to advance Bro. Christopher Jones. The WM assisted by the Officers of the Lodge delivered a creditable ceremony and VWBro. Stephen Holt, PGMO rendered the explanation of the signs in his usual exemplary style.
The Lodge closed at 8.27 pm and was followed by a happy social board. The raffle raised a very worthy £156.00 and everyone departed around 10.00 pm having enjoyed a very pleasant evening of Mark Masonry at its best.
WBro. Roger Fielding, PAGDC, WM, opened more “Union 171 – new chequered pavement for Christmas.”
Friendship Mark Lodge held their 170th regular meeting at Middleton Masonic Hall on 26th November at 6:00 pm. The usual traffic around Manchester held up a few brethren, but they all managed to arrive in time for the pre-meeting practice to test themselves against the Director of Ceremonies. The practice all went well and the meeting went ahead at the more “Grand Patron Gold – Friendship Mark 1459”