Liverpool Dramatic Chapter No 1609 History

Liverpool Dramatic Chapter No 1609 was consecrated at Prescot Masonic Hall on 10 April, 1969 by the Grand Superintendent, Comp Sir Knowles Edge Bt.

The establishment of the chapter followed 11 meetings of the founders, commencing in December 1967. It was felt that the existence of a chapter attached to Liverpool Dramatic Lodge would encourage Lodge Members to become Royal Arch Masons.

The founders made approaches to Garston, Liverpool and Prescot Masonic Halls regarding accommodation and finally settled on Prescot as the most satisfactory venue. The chapter was made most welcome and the companions of Antient Manor Chapter No 4511 kindly made their regalia and furnishings available to the chapter until they could obtain their own.

The chapter has continued to flourish and at present it has a membership of 31. Almost since its founding we have held a half night followed by a “Ladies To Dine” evening to which members wives and friends, Masonic and Non-Masonic are invited. Initially they were held in February but for many years now they have been held in December when members and guests enjoy festive fare and musical entertainment. As a result we have gained several new members who have enjoyed the proceedings and the company.