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  • Masons V Catenians annual bowling event

    We held the Masons V Catenians annual bowling event on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at the Windle Bowling Club, Hard Lane, St Helens. It was a very sunny and warm evening, attended by about 30 people. After the bowling we all tucked in to a light buffet. At the end of the evening we had […]

  • SIX Entered Apprentices

    At the initiation of Mark Humphries in Hardshaw Lodge 8722, five other entered apprentices, including three from other lodges, were present to witness the ceremony and re-live their first steps in Freemasonry. The Antient Charge was read by Kenny Marsh before the ballot was taken and the ceremony was impressively conducted by (THE) Master, Paul […]

  • Prescot Trinity Lodge installs a new master

    Prescot Trinity Lodge installs a new master John James Brown was Installed as the Master of Prescot Trinity Lodge in a superb ceremony performed by Norman Stringfellow with his accustomed flair, The Lodge was honoured by the presence of Andy Whittle PAGDC, Chairman of the Woolton Group, representing the Provincial Grand Master, Tony Harrison. Prescot […]

  • Almoners meet

    linking in the chain To ensure that almoners are fully aware of the help available to them from the new care team in the Province and the wider Masonic and non-Masonic charity structure, the Provincial Grand Almoner Ernie Greenalgh, delivered the presentation entitled ‘The Last Link in the Chain’, to Almoners of the SHPG in […]

  • Group Scottish Weekend

    Members and guests of the Group enjoyed a three-day break at the Winnock Hotel in Drymen near Loch Lomond recently.  The trip was organised by Ron Clark with the co-operation of Ogden’s Travel. A total of 76 trippers made up of members with their guests and ladies travelled on two coaches, one from Prescot and […]

  • ‘INSIDE THE FREEMASONS’

    THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE FORTHCOMING SKY 1 DOCUMENTARY SERIES ‘INSIDE THE FREEMASONS’ WILL AIR ON THE 17TH APRIL AT 8PM Emporium Productions, who were commissioned by Sky to produce the series, have this to say on their website: ‘Welcome to one of the oldest social networking organisations in the world; a fraternal order that […]

  • Welcome to Lewis

    St. Helens Lodge 4121 initiated a new candidate recently, Lewis Yates Cassidy, being the newest member of the Lodge. Lewis was initiated by the Graham E. Williams and Vice Chairman of the Group, assisted by the Officers of the Lodge in a truly first class manner. The charge was delivered in exemplary fashion by Cyril […]

  • Whisky Tasting Evening

    The Amber Nectar Flows for St Helens and Prescot St Helens and Prescot Group held their annual Whisky Tasting Evening at St Helens Masonic Hall and declared it a great success. The members and their guests were treated to a total of six very different Scotch Whiskies by the organisers David Rigby and David Burgess, […]

  • New member for Prescot Lodge

    Prescot Lodge initiated the first of two candidates recently, Brian Treanor being the latest member of the Lodge. Brian was initiated by George Flinn assisted by his officers in a first class manner and the charge was delivered by Roy Bibby, the senior member of the Lodge. Although appearing a little overawed at first Brian […]

  • THE PAGEANT

    THE TIMELINE PAGEANT PRESENTED BY A TEAM FROM St HELENS & PRESCOT GROUP The pageant takes the form of a “Timeline” in the evolution of the United Grand Lodge of England and covers the often turbulent period between 1646 and 1813. In it, well known characters make an appearance in period costume and tell their story, often revealing […]

  • DOMINION INSTALLATION

    I am grateful to John Whalley for providing the following report and pictures of the first Installation in the Group this season. W.Bro John Brownlow was installed into the chair of Dominion Lodge in a superb ceremony conducted by the Immediate Past and Installing Master Bro. Scott Alexander McMillan. The Brethren were afforded the honour […]

  • London trip

    Members of the St Helens and Prescot Group, their partners and guests enjoyed a weekend in London recently. Leaving early on Friday morning in one of Ogden’s luxury coaches, the trippers enjoyed a leisurely drive to the Capital with breakfast on the coach being served by some of the ladies. They were then treated to a sing […]