Local News Archive

  • Installation meeting special event

    A special invitation to All Wigan Group Entered Apprentices ,Fellow Crafts and Master Masons raised in the last 12 months from The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master James Anthony Harrison Tony would like to meet just you in an informal setting for tea/coffee and a friendly chat at Bryn Masonic Hall prior to the meeting. […]

  • 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 […]


    WIGAN & DISTRICT GROUP – ANNUAL CHURCH SERVICE 2017 at St Matthews Church, Billinge Road, Highfield, Wigan. The Group Chairman extends an invitation to all brethren and Companions of the Group to attend our Annual Church Service which will be held on Sunday 22nd October 2017 commencing at 3.00 p.m. in St Matthews Parish Church, […]

  • Summer Garden Fete

    As part of the tercentenary celebrations a Summer Garden Fete is to be held on Saturday 16th September at Maxwell Farm , Hindley Green . There will be Free Parking available and we look forward to what will be a fun filled and enjoyable day. Directions

  • Wigan Group Tercentenary Weekend

    It was a formal black tie affair and the evening started with a drinks reception in the lobby and bar of the hotel, before everyone was ushered into the dining room and entertained by the wonderful Greenall’s Brass Band. John Selley, group secretary, then announced the entrance of the honoured guests, and Tony Harrison and […]

  • A gift for Malcolm

    You will recall that at the Provincial Grand Lodge last May, our then Group Chairman, Malcolm Taylor, stepped down after six years in the role, after years of dedicated service to the group as Secretary and then Vice-chairman before assuming the primary responsibility. Lodges and Chapters in the group were delighted to contribute to a […]

  • Wigan Group are patrons of the MCF 2021 Festival

    The 50th Worshipful Masters and First Principals dinner presented an ideal opportunity for Group Chairman Geoffrey Porter to proudly advertise the group’s efforts in raising funds for the MCF Festival. Present at the event were none other than the Provincial Grand Master Tony Harrison, along with Tony Bent and Ian Cuerden, our own Craft and […]

  • Wigan Fellowship Christmas party

    The Wigan fellowship held their December get-together at Pemberton Masonic hall, and being close to Christmas it was, as is the tradition, a festive occasion with a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and typically festive entertainment.Ray Martland again impressed everyone with his musical talents, and Brenda Seddon and Margaret Brooks led everyone in […]

  • Social Media Policy and Guide

    Social media platforms have become an increasingly popular channel for communication in the 21st century. They provide ways to share content with a wide audience, and as such are excellent tools for sharing information about Freemasonry and Masonic activities. However, as with any powerful tool, social media need to be used with caution, as incorrect […]

  • Wigan Group Royal Arch Workshop

    In a new initiative from Group Vice-chairman David Ogden, companions from the chapters within the group attended a workshop at Bryn Masonic Hall to explore issues affecting Royal Arch, share views and to hopefully assist in moving forward to a successful future. The event was attended by current Principals, DCs and senior companions involved the […]

  • Division one bowls goes to the wire

    What a season it has been for the bowlers of the teams representing both Ashton Trinity Lodge and Holmes Lodge, culminating in a match between the two teams to decide the winners and runners-up of the First Division competition for 2016. Ashton Trinity have been a force to be reckoned with for some time but […]