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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]