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  • Bolton mentoring project will turn around the lives of local young people thanks to East Lancashire Freemasons August 26, 2020
    One hundred young boys and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Bolton will have the chance to get the help and support they need, thanks to a grant of £40,000 from East Lancashire Freemasons to the Bolton Lads & Girls Club (BLGC) The grant will fund the BLGC mentoring project, which aims to give children and […]
  • East Lancashire Freemasons home in to help local family with £2,295 grant August 13, 2019
    Chris and Jeni, the parents of River Wardley from Littleborough, who suffers from a life-threatening genetic condition, were delighted when East Lancashire Freemasons came to their rescue with a grant of £2,295 The Rochdale district team helped the family secure a desperately needed new home that is much better suited to their son’s River and […]
  • East Lancashire Freemasons donate £7,600 to children's charity August 5, 2019
    Parents who need to provide their seriously ill children with round-the-clock care will be able to take a much-needed rest thanks to a £7,600 grant from East Lancashire Freemasons The grant to Lagan's Foundation will help provide trained carers to offer parents of children with severe heart and feeding issues some vital support and respite. […]
  • East Lancashire Freemasons help Red Lane Primary School with £4,000 donation February 15, 2019
    When Gordon Fielding, Charity Steward of Concord Lodge No. 1534 in East Lancashire, heard about the arson attack on Red Lane Primary School in Bolton, he approached the school to see if any help was needed He learnt that, although much of the damage to the school property was covered by insurance, items such as […]
  • East Lancashire Freemasons raise over £8,500 for children's charities by abseiling down Peel Tower July 23, 2018
    The Young People's Committee of the East Lancashire Masonic Charity (ELMC) have raised over £8,500 for a number of children's charities through a sponsored abseil challenge at Peel Tower in Bury In total, 77 people completed the abseil challenge on 7th July 2018 including the Provincial Grand Master of East Lancashire and President of the […]
  • East Lancashire charity donates £50,000 to support diabetes patients at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust April 18, 2018
    The East Lancashire Masonic Charity has donated £50,000 to fund the Patient Information Zone in the new Diabetes Centre at the Manchester Hospitals Complex The £50,000 donation will help make a difference to diabetes patients from across the North West of England. The donation, in support of Manchester Royal Infirmary Charity’s Diabetes Appeal, will help […]
  • East Lancashire Masonic Charity donate £25,000 to Manchester Cathedral Chapter April 15, 2018
    The East Lancashire Masonic Charity (ELMC) has donated £25,000 to the Manchester Cathedral Chapter to assist in the funding of the choristers over the next five years With support from East Lancashire Freemason, the Rev Richard Hawkins, an application was made which would enable the Chapter to continue contributing to the cost of choristers’ school […]
  • Report of the Board of General Purposes - 13 December 2017 December 13, 2017
    Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 13 December 2017 Report of the Board of General Purposes Minutes The minutes of the Quarterly Communication of 13 September 2017 and the minutes of the Especial Communication of 31 October 2017 were confirmed. HRH The Duke of Kent KG was nominated to be Grand Master for the ensuing year. […]
  • Report of the Board of General Purposes - 8 June 2016 June 8, 2016
    Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 8 June 2016 Report of the Board of General Purposes Minutes The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication of 9 March 2016 and the Annual Investiture of 27 April 2016 were confirmed. Rule 110 Book of Constitutions Rule 110 of the Book of Constitutions currently provides: 110. Should a Prince of […]
  • Report of the Board of General Purposes - 11 September 2013 September 11, 2013
    Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 11 September 2013 Report of the Board of General Purposes Minutes The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge of 12 June 2013 were confirmed. Meetings in 2014 The Board of General Purposes will meet in 2014 on 11 February, 18 March, 13 May, 15 July, 16 September and […]
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  • Rochdale Freemasons raise money for borough’s youngsters to complete bronze Duke of Edinburgh award August 8, 2021
    Rochdale Freemasons raise money for borough's youngsters to complete bronze Duke of Edinburgh award The post Rochdale Freemasons raise money for borough’s youngsters to complete bronze Duke of Edinburgh award first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
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  • Freemasons adventure weekend raises £7000 for St Ann’s Hospice June 11, 2021
    Freemasons adventure weekend raises £7000 for St Ann's Hospice The post Freemasons adventure weekend raises £7000 for St Ann’s Hospice first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
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  • Freemasons help Rochdale Soup Kitchen deliver over 1000 meals to vulnerable families each week June 18, 2020
    Former Woman of Rochdale, Marilyn Jones, who started the soup kitchen in 2013 from the back of a car with Vida Slater, said: “We are really pleased to have this support, and we can’t thank the Freemasons enough for everything they’ve done for us thus far. For the past few years, we have had a […]
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  • Thousands of free lockdown meals delivered through Bury Freemason’s initiative June 4, 2020
    Thousands of free lockdown meals delivered through Bury Freemason's initiative The post Thousands of free lockdown meals delivered through Bury Freemason’s initiative first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
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  • East Lancashire Hospice received £3.4k grant for essential patient communications – East Lancashire Freemasons June 2, 2020
    The East Ribble District Charity Steward Malcolm Roe, recently submitted an application for £3400 towards supporting a technology need at East Lancashire Hospice from the newly formed Regional Communications Groups. These Masonic Groups are leading the response to COVID-19 on behalf of United Grand Lodge of England and the Masonic Charitable Foundation.  The Provinces that […]
  • Burnley and Pendle District Freemasons £750 boost towards free meal service May 31, 2020
    A Burnley pub praised for its over 70s free meal service has been given a £750 donation. The post Burnley and Pendle District Freemasons £750 boost towards free meal service first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
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  • Farnworth Scout group receive grant for proper heating from Freemasons May 19, 2020
    Mr Savage said: "The new heaters we now have installed mean that our facilities are much nicer for the children and they can focus on their activities to obtain their badges and #skillsforlife. The post Farnworth Scout group receive grant for proper heating from Freemasons first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
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  • Freemasons donate to Rochdale foodbank May 11, 2020
    After an initiative introduced last year by district charity steward John Taylor, members were encouraged to donate either food or financial support for the local foodbank: each item was measured with an overall target of reaching one mile – Miles More Food from The Freemasons. The post Freemasons donate to Rochdale foodbank first appeared on […]
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  • East Lancashire Freemasons boost for St Ann’s Hospice March 12, 2020
    East Lancashire Freemasons boost for St Ann's Hospice The post East Lancashire Freemasons boost for St Ann’s Hospice first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
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  • Masonic Charity helps Greater Manchester Scouts prepare for World Jamboree May 1, 2019
    Masonic Charity helps Greater Manchester Scouts prepare for World Jamboree The post Masonic Charity helps Greater Manchester Scouts prepare for World Jamboree first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
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  • Freemasons Help Red Lane Primary School with £4000 Donation January 24, 2019
    ELMC Helps Red Lane Primary School The post Freemasons Help Red Lane Primary School with £4000 Donation first appeared on Freemasonry Matters.
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  • Springhill Hospice receive a cheque from the Freemasons Charitable Foundation January 7, 2019
    The Rochdale District Charity Steward John Taylor, together with District Chairmen Doug Smith presented a cheque for £1,584 to Springhill’s Hospice Chief Executive Julie Halliwell from the Freemason’s Charitable Foundation. This is just one of 237 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £600,000 will be donated to hospices all over England […]
    Peter Bibby
  • Freemasons make Donation to the Salvation Army December 27, 2018
    Burnley and Pendle District Charity Steward, Mark Barlow presents Major Carole Ainsworth with the donated food Food to the value of £250 was delivered to the Salvation Army Citadel at Nelson on Tuesday 27thNovember, courtesy of the Burnley and Pendle District Freemasons. The food will be used to make up parcels for those who may […]
    Gerry Russell
  • Grand Lodge of Spain comes to Manchester’s Caledonian Lodge No 204 December 20, 2018
    Caledonian Lodge No 204 hosted a very special Spanish themed event on Wednesday 14 November 2018, at Manchester Masonic Hall. One might have been mistaken for thinking that the distinguished guests from the Grand Lodge of Spain were there in some official capacity, but no, they had all travelled to Manchester to witness the initiation […]
    Gerry Russell
  • Supporting St Nicholas’ Church in Sabden December 18, 2018
    Back in 1846 St Nicholas’ Church in Sabden was financed by Le Gendre Nicholas Starkie who was a Member of Parliament and a prominent Freemason, who became the Provincial Grand Master of the Western Division of Lancashire.  His son of the same name was High Sheriff in 1868 and MP for Clitheroe and he too […]
    Steve Crowther
  • Freemasons donate to Local Football Club November 4, 2018
    On Saturday 20th October, the Rochdale District Charity Steward WBro Kenny Greer was delighted to present a cheque for £600.00 on behalf of the ELMC to Peter Shipton, the Chairman of High Crompton Park FC. Peter expressed his thanks on behalf of all those involved with the club. The grant will specifically be used for […]
    Peter Bibby
  • Freemasons provide Marshalling for Accrington 10k Run October 29, 2018
    On a brisk October Sunday morning. 16 East Ribble District Freemasons with some of their wives and 3 Blood Bikes assembled at 8.30am at the Walton Arms car park in Altham to receive the marshalling briefing for Accrington 10k. It was the second year for the East Ribble volunteers to assist with the marshalling of […]
    Steve Crowther
  • Freemasons grant of £800 to help Ashton Scout attend World Scout Jamboree October 12, 2018
    Here is another wonderful picture. It shows Molly receiving a cheque for £800.00, here being presented by Stuart Tennant on behalf of the ELMC Grant making Committee. Let us start by reading the letter that Molly sent to Peter Douthwaite, District Chairman for Ashton and Mossley District in the Southern Area (seen on the left.) […]
    Peter Bibby
  • Freemasons donate £600 to Dragon Martial Arts Centre October 3, 2018
    Dragons Martial Arts Centre is a not for profit, Community Sports Club. They were originally located at Ray Mill in Stalybridge, one of those old mill buildings left empty when the cotton trade moved away. Unfortunately, a devastating fire forced the Martial Arts Centre to move out and find a new home and pretty much […]
    Gerry Russell
  • Freemasons make a donation to Blackburn Foodbank September 25, 2018
    Blackburn Foodbank is part of a network of nearly 430 foodbanks that are operated by the Trussell Trust.  The aim of the foodbank is to prevent food poverty and hunger in the Blackburn community. Last year Blackburn Foodbank provided 8,642 three day emergency food supplies. Due to the extra demand for food for families during […]
    Steve Crowther
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  • 50 Glorious years for WBro Bernard Armitage October 21, 2021
    At Manchester Hall on the 13th of October, it was a memorable occasion for St Thomas Lodge Number 992. It was not just any regular meeting, it was a celebration for a very special Brother who has enjoyed 50 years membership of Freemasonry. A brother who during his time as a Mason and Lodge social secretary […]
    Gerry Russell
  • 50th Celebration – WBro Melvyn Baxter Hill, PJGD October 20, 2021
    Header Picture:WM, Bro David Bamford; WBro Mark Davis; WBro Mel Hill & WBro Stan Bibby When the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, WBro Mark Davis, asked his District Officers to accompany him to North Wales on Saturday 16 October 2021; they would have been somewhat disappointed if they had expected a long walk down the beach, […]
    Gerry Russell
  • Celebrating 50 years in Freemasonry for John Duckworth October 16, 2021
    A meeting at Old Blackburnian Lodge No. 7933 is always a special occasion, but on Friday the 15th October is was made extra special with the celebration of 51 years in Freemasonry of John Duckworth. John was supported by a full Lodge Room and a large District Delegation who all enjoyed a wonderful evening and […]
    Steve Crowther
  • Waverley Lodge 1322 150 Years October 10, 2021
    Waverley Lodge 1322 was consecrated on the 24th September 1870. On the 30th September 2021 The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, The Very Worshipful Brother John F. Farrington, accompanied by a Provincial Delegation were in attendance to celebrate the Lodge having been in existence for 150 years.  A reading from the inaugural meeting was delivered by […]
    Peter Bibby
  • Trinity Lodge, No 5651 October 8, 2021
    Trinity Lodge, No 5651, are maybe not renowned for initiating candidates. Being a lunchtime lodge they usually attract a regular flow of joining members. Indeed on their first meeting of the new season they welcomed a joining member just prior to initiating Bro Rev David Roy Penny into the Lodge. It was an occasion combining […]
    Peter Bibby
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration W.Bro. Robert Chadwick PProvJGW October 8, 2021
    On Thursday 9th September 2021, Parnassus Lodge No.9869 celebrated the 50th Anniversary of WBro Robert Chadwick PProvJGW in fine style.  The ceremony had 40 Brethren present and was presided over by W.Bro. Rev Canon Richard W. Hawkins PSGD, APGM  after accepting the gavel from the  Worshipful Master, Dean Wheeler.  A District delegation was in attendance, along with some very […]
    Peter Bibby
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration W.Bro. Robert Chadwick PProvJGW October 8, 2021
    On Thursday 9th September 2021, Parnassus Lodge No.9869 celebrated the 50th Anniversary of WBro Robert Chadwick PProvJGW in fine style.  The ceremony had 40 Brethren present and was presided over by W.Bro. Rev Canon Richard W. Hawkins PSGD, APGM  after accepting the gavel from the  Worshipful Master, Dean Wheeler.  A District delegation was in attendance, along with some very […]
    Peter Bibby
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration W.Bro. Robert Chadwick PProvJGW October 8, 2021
    On Thursday 9th September 2021, Parnassus Lodge No.9869 celebrated the 50th Anniversary of WBro Robert Chadwick PProvJGW in fine style.  The ceremony had 40 Brethren present and was presided over by W.Bro. Rev Canon Richard W. Hawkins PSGD, APGM  after accepting the gavel from the  Worshipful Master, Dean Wheeler.  A District delegation was in attendance, along with some very […]
    Peter Bibby
  • Trinity 5651 Initiation of Bro Rev David Roy Penny October 8, 2021
    Trinity Lodge, No 5651, are maybe not renowned for initiating candidates. Being a lunchtime lodge they usually attract a regular flow of joining members. Indeed on their first meeting of the new season they welcomed a joining member just prior to initiating Bro Rev David Roy Penny into the Lodge. It was an occasion combining […]
    Peter Bibby
  • Bolton & Farnworth District Celebrate Colin Rigby’s 50th Anniversary In Freemasonry October 5, 2021
    The RW Provincial Grand Master, Sir David Trippier presided over Colin’s 50th at Anchor & Hope Lodge, Bolton. A good friend of over 30 years, Sir David was said he wouldn’t miss Colin’s celebration for the world. 60 members and friends were there to help Colin enjoy this very special occasion. Colin has been prominent […]
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PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF EAST LANCASHIRE

Provincial Grand Master
Sir David Trippier, RD, DL

Provincial Grand Secretary
Martin P. Roche

Address
The Provincial Secretariat
Rossendale Masonic Hall
Ashday Lea
Haslingden Road
Rawtenstall
Rossendale
BB4 6QX

Tel: 01706 833170

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