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  • St Helens Superwriters competition

    Prizewinners of the St Helens Superwriters competition held on Saturday 18th of May. Les Newman was a Judge, with over 130 entrants form St Helens schools sponsored by the WLFC.

  • Riding for the Disabled – RDA

    Big thanks from RDA to West Lancashire Freemasons Charity as we have made a £550 grant towards the Regional Show on 12 May 2019. The Regional Show was a fantastic event attended by Les Newman, who had the pleasant job of handing out awards at the event. After the national lottery and the red cross, the Masonic […]

  • St Helens and Prescot Group honoured at Blackpool

    Members of the group were at Blackpool Winter Gardens to receive honours from the Provincial Grand Master recently. Amongst those present were Ian Halsall who was re-appointed as Provincial Deputy Director of Ceremonies, Chris Maloney, re-appointed as Provincial Superintendent of Works, Norman Lay was apponted  Provincial Junior Grand Deacon, all three acting ranks. George Flinn […]

  • Willowbrook Hospice Benefit From Donation

    Willowbrook Hospice Benefit From Masonic Charitable Foundation Donation Past group Chairman Colin Rowling and Group Charity Officer Les Newman visited Wilowbrook Hospice recently to present a cheque for £1388.00 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, The cheque was gartefully received by the Hospice Senior Fundraiser Diane Swann. Les was keen to mention for the benefit of […]

  • Two New Members For Prescot Lodge

    Alan with the Master (left) and John Whalley Prescot Lodge has recently initiated two new Masons, Brother Alan Campbell was initiated by the acting Master John Whalley assisted by a number of acting officers. Alan was conducted by the Senior Deacon Leo Kap acting as Junior Deacon, assisted by Norman Lay of Lodge of Loyalty […]

  • Install Sir Knight Graham Barker

    The main business of the meeting was to install Sir Kt. Graham Barker as a Knight of Malta. The Eminent Preceptor opened the Priory promptly at 6.30pm. and after the  opening, minutes adoption etc. there was a eulogy in respect of departed merit, E. Kt. Kenneth Bowdler P. Prov. Chamb., who had sadly died two […]

  • Mersey Valley Installation

    Bob Bridge was installed as “Master of Masters” in the Mersey Valley Lodge of Installed Masters 9057 in a first class ceremony performed by the Installing Master Barry Corcoran at St Helens Masonic Hall. The Lodge was honoured by the presence of Assistant Provincial Grand Master Kevin Peter Poynton as well as a good selection […]

  • Prescot Initiates Alan Campbell

    Brother Alan Campbell was Initiated into Prescot Lodge recently by a Past Master of the Lodge John Whalley who took the Masters chair with only a few hours notice. John was ably assisted by the officers of the Lodge, several of whom had been asked to stand in at short notice due to ilness amongst […]

  • Proclamations for Prescot Lodges

    Two lodges which have had close ties for several years both Proclaimed their Masters for a second year within a couple of weeks of each other at Prescot Masonic Hall. Prescot Lodge proclaimed worshipful Brother Adrian Cowley as Master for a second year. Adrian had expressed a wish to serve a second year as he […]

  • Loyalty 897 Installation 2018

    William James Bruce was recently installed into the chair of King Solomon of this ancient Lodge, John Askew the Immediate past and Installing Master conducted the ceremony in his usual inimitable style which was well received by the members and guests. The Lodge was honoured by the presence of Frank Umbers the Assistant Provincial Grand […]

  • Prescot Lodge WW1 Tribute

    Prescot Lodge festive board at their meeting in early November 2018 was dedicated to those Freemasons who lost their lives during the First World War. A place being set at the festive board for the Unknown Warrior was enhanced with a WW1 British War medal awarded to the father of a member along with two […]