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”
Monday, 31st January at Manchester Hall, East Lancashire Royal Ark Mariners Lodge No 990 held their installation meeting with 56 brethren in attendance including WBro David Rainford, DepPGM.
The meeting opened at 6:35 by the Commander WBro J Michael Green, RAMGR. The Deputy Provincial Grand more “RAM Provincial Grand Rank”
Monday 1st November, Thomas Sharples Barlow Lodge No 1383 held its first meeting since the lockdown. In attendance was RWBro John Hartley Smith, ProvGM, along with the other members of the newly appointed executive. The Lodge opened at 6:10 pm with 52 Grand Lodge officers in attendance.
The installation of the new master was undertaken by the PGM in fine style and VWBro Jeffrey Alan Huddart was placed in the chair of Adoniram. The proceedings ended and the Lodge was closed at 7:45. The festive board in the Goulburn suite was indeed an excellent three-course meal.
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.”