Local News Archive

  • Appointments and Promotions 2019

    PROVINCE OF WEST LANCASHIRE R W Bro. Anthony J Harrison, Provincial Grand Master W Bro J David Ogden, PAGDC, Assistant Provincial Grand Master E Comp Michael R Threlfall, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals’ WIGAN & DISTRICT MASONIC GROUP LODGES: 178, 484, 2326, 2350, 2708, 3677, 3996, 4003, 4388, 5343, 6236, 6387, 6460, 6553, 8371, […]

  • We’ve ALWAYS Done it That Way

    Hosted by Setantia Chapter of First Principals No.7755 Ashton Masonic Hall, Bryn. Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 6.30 pm Please contact Scribe E: David Coulson Telephone: 01695 721974 Email: david3283coulson@gmail.com £20.00 per person

  • Taylor’s Sponsored Trilogy

    The Province’s very own Iron Man, Provincial Grand Secretary Peter Taylor, is taking on three gruelling events to raise money for the West Lancashire MCF 2021 Festival and Meningitis Now. The secure online fundraising page is now live, HERE. Starting with the Great North-Western Half Marathon in Blackpool, on 17 February, then tackling the ups and […]

  • Hall Correspondent Vacancy

            We are looking for a correspondent at each of our halls. Duties: To assist the Group Publicity Officer by: Identifying events and activities by individuals and groups from their respective halls and lodges/chapters that could be used as stories on the Provincial / Group websites. Collecting information and photographs of such […]

  • Meet the new Provincial wardens

    The new Provincial Grand Wardens were recently invested at Provincial Grand Lodge and are both looking forward to a very busy year as they travel around West Lancashire both representing and accompanying the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison. The Provincial Senior Grand Warden is John Karran, who hails from the Southport Group. John was born […]

  • The sun shines on Wigan bowlers

    It had begun to look like the English weather conspired against the Wigan Group Bowling Tournament, with the occasion being blighted by inclement conditions in past years, with howling winds adding the excitement of last year’s proceedings, making it a test of perseverance as well as bowling skills. This year however the venue, Highfield Bowling […]

  • Wigan walk puts the fun in fundraising

    The MCF 2021 Festival is at the forefront of the Wigan Group’s fundraising efforts, and any event is sure to stir up interest and attract support. It was no surprise, then, that when the call went out for walkers for the annual Wigan walk, a coachload turned up for this year’s effort. It has become […]

  • George Seddon and Derek Todd present a cheque to Julie Nicholson of the Brick Project.

    Calling all golfers

    Members of the Wigan and District Masonic Golfing Society enjoy their golf, and don’t mind raising a bit of money at the same time. This fits in with the aim of the society, which is to raise money for local and Provincial charities, whilst having fun and exercise in the fresh air. From the events […]

  • Geoffrey to gain Grand Rank

      Wonderful news that our Group Chairman Geoffrey Porter will be honoured at Grand Lodge in April when he will be invested as Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies (PAGDC). This is a great honour for Geoffrey and the group, and recognises his many years of dedicated service.  

  • 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 […]