Local News

  • Newsflash – David Ogden to be new Assistant Provincial Grand Master

    It has been announced by the Provincial Grand Secretary that Tony Bent, Assistant Provincial Grand Master with responsibility for the Wigan, Leigh and St Helens groups will retire from his duties at Provincial Grand Lodge on May 9th. He will be replaced by David Ogden, Vice-chairman of the Wigan group, who will be appointed and […]

  • Malcolm’s 19-year stint as secretary

    It was with mixed emotions that after 19 years’ service as lodge secretary, Malcolm Currie put away his pen and stepped aside at the installation meeting of Holmes Lodge No 2708 in October at Hindley Masonic Hall.  So much was his dedicated service appreciated by the brethren that, on the following meeting, he was presented […]

  • Wigan’s Tercentenary trip and treat

    There was nothing scary about Halloween for the brethren of the Wigan Group, far from it. Instead of trick or treat, it was trip and treat, and what a treat it was. 50 brethren, a mix of Grand, Provincial, past masters and master Masons, from Hindley, Pemberton and Bryn lodges, met up very early at […]

  • Wigan Group tercentenary church service

      Following on from the several successful social events celebrating 300 years of Craft Freemasonry already held in the Wigan Group, this year’s church service was a special event with a tercentenary theme. Brethren and their families from across the Wigan and District Group, and even from further afield, filled St Matthew’s Church, Highfield to […]