Local News Archive

  • 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 […]


    WIGAN & DISTRICT GROUP – ANNUAL CHURCH SERVICE 2018 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 28th October 2018 commencing at 3.00 p.m. in St Matthews Parish Church, Billinge […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]