Local News Archive


    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 […]

  • Group Royal Arch Workshop

        Upcoming Event. Group Royal Arch Workshop. 5th October at 7.30 pm   This is a really important event for everyone involved in the Royal Arch in our Group. The Group Vice Chairman David Ogden invites all RA contacts in Craft lodges and three (3) Principals, DC, ADC and Scribe “E” of Chapters to […]

  • Wigan Group Bowling Finals

    When Len W Hart succeeded WBro R Sherrington as Secretary/Treasurer of the Wigan Bowling Group in 1989 it was the start of a dedicated involvement which has continued from that time and is still ongoing in 2016. He has organised the Area Finals each year since then and overseen the administration of every event. The […]

  • John H Selley

    Meet John Henry Selley

    John was a Regional Service Manager for Siemens Communications and took early retirement in December 2012.He joined Heber Lodge No.4388 in February 1991 and was Social Secretary and Treasurer for a number of years. He was installed as Master in September 2002, was appointed Assistant Director of Ceremonies in October 2004 and then Director of […]