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.”
This booklet details how on 15th June 1870 the Mark Province of Lancashire was created, but under the Scottish Constitution, not the English Constitution. It was only later due to the efforts of MWBro Rev Portal, the Grand Master, who recognised that verbal threats would not be enough to counter the threat, responded by constituting its ninth English Constitution Mark Province on the 18th October 1870 being that of more “15th June 1870 the Mark Province of Lancashire was created”
Brethren, I hope you are all keeping safe and well and looking forward to the start of Freemasonry again, as we know it, whenever that happens.
We are now in our ‘Festival Year’ which started immediately after the original date for the celebration of the Kent Festival, 13th June 2020. As you are aware, our Festival culminates with a banquet which will be held on Saturday, 3rd July 2021 at more “2021 Festival – Booking Forms”
An Evening of Motown promises to be a great night of music and dance. To be held at Audenshaw Masonic Hall.
Click on the poster for full details more “Saturday 27th February 2021 – A date for your diary.”
A message from our APGM Gerry Young,
Brethren, I am pleased to confirm that the first copies of our Provincial Souvenir Festival Calendar for 2021 are now in stock and you are invited to place a priority order before the Calendars go on sale countrywide in more “Festival Calendars for 2021 Have Now Arrived”
Brethren, we are in the midst of a dreadful and dangerous pandemic which has affected all of our lives in some way and has curtailed our Masonic activities.
As we move towards the final year of our MBF Festival, it necessarily follows that our fundraising activities are frustrated by the Coronavirus. Lodge meetings, events and even our encouraging face to face social contact are at an end. I appreciate that, at this difficult time, many of you more “Festival thoughts and update”
I thought it was appropriate, a week after the Government issued clear instructions about self-isolation and not making unnecessary journeys and two weeks after all Freemasonry in the UK was Suspended that I write to you all and send my good wishes. I really do hope that you are safe and well.
I also trust that you are all observing the guidelines.
I think we all realise that we are not at the peak of this pandemic yet and I am sure that you, like myself, are seeing on the news what is taking place in Italy and Spain.
You should have seen the message from our Provincial Grand Almoner, WBro Barry Heal and I urge you to get in touch if you have any problems that you more “Message from the Provincial Grand Master”