The Roberts T.I. Mark Lodge which meets at Rochdale Masonic Hall reached 150 years of continuous lodge meetings on Thursday 12th March and their sesquicentennial was celebrated in fine style.
In attendance was the Provincial Grand Master Right Worshipful Bro. Alexander Sillars McLaren along with more “Roberts TI – sesquicentennial celebrated in style”
Dennis Schiff has organised a great night out at Rochdale Football Club on 7th March 2020 next year. Plenty of notice. The entertainment is an Abba Tribute band, and we all love the sounds of Abba from the 70s and 80s. It’s in aid of the Mark 2021 Festival so is worthy of good support, and I promise you will have to bring your dancing shoes.
more “2021 Festival – Abba Tribute Night”
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”
Monday 30th September and over 80 Royal Ark Mariners arrived at Rochdale Masonic Hall for the mid-meeting of the East Lancashire Provincial Grand Officers Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners no. 990. The main business of the evening was the Investiture of more “990 RAM – Royal Ark Mariner Provincial Grand Rank Investiture”
All combinations that sit comfortably on the tongue, eye and in the memory.
The Rugby Football Lodge of Mark Master Masons held its latest meeting and installation ceremony on Thursday the 30th May at Rochdale Masonic Hall. The combination of Rugby Football and Mark Masonry is not as immediately recognisable as the above but somehow it works, and it works really well. The Mark Masonry is very much the standard protocol with exceptional ritual and a great membership of Mark Masons whose hobbies and interests also encompass Rugby Football, even the Summons more “Cheese & Onion, Black & White, Morecambe & Wise.”
Friday 31st May saw a fantastic Sportsmans Dinner take place at Rochdale Masonic Hall. W.Bro Jamie Beninson organized the event to raise money for the 2021 East Lancashire Mark Festival. There were 90 brethren and guests in attendance including W.Bro Gerry Young APGM and W.Bro Barry Heal the Provincial almoner, along with more “2021 Festival – Dean Windass shares his love of Football”
Over 90 Royal Ark Mariners attended the 990 Provincial RAM Grand Rank Investiture meeting on 30th October at Rochdale Masonic Hall. The Provincial Grand Master received the gavel from the current WM and proceeded to thank the many members who had attended that evening albeit more “Exposition delivered at 990 Ram Investiture”