Province Of East Lancashire

A wealth of information for Craft Secretaries, Royal Arch Scribe Es and members in general.



Craft Freemasonry

There are probably as many explanations of Freemasonry as there are Freemasons and every member will be able to tell you exactly what Freemasonry means to them. 


Holy Royal Arch

It is truly the essence of Freemasonry and it is both the foundation and keystone of the whole Masonic structure.


Latest East Lancashire Freemason News

Instagram post 17895601969965494 It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 
On behalf of all the Brethren & Companions of the Province of East Lancashire we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences
Instagram post 17890370689952463 East Lancashire Masonic Fishing Charity Event

Following on from the success of our fundraising events of the last two years, the East Lancashire Masonic Fishing Charity will be hosting a fishing event specifically for ex-servicemen to help with their well-being. This annual event provides an enjoyable and relaxing day out for all.  No prior fishing experience is required and all equipment will be provided on the day.  A free buffet will be provided for all who attend. We are limited to a group of 10 on the day and places will be awarded on a first come basis. 

This year we will be holding the event on Saturday 17th July 2021 at Fir Tree Fisheries near Wigan. If you are interested in joining us, would like to donate, have some raffle (alcohol please!) prizes for the fundraising events or would like to help on the day please contact WBro Ian Walvin on: 07966 903662.

*The event will only go ahead if permitted under the COVID guidelines at the time of the event*
Instagram post 17907963673692810 Today marks the second annual meeting we have missed. Nonetheless, we can still celebrate the reappointments, appointments and promotions of our Companions. Right now, the Province is setting plans in place to assist you in preparing to meet again. Exciting times ahead
Instagram post 18098892007239653 To coincide with the scheduled date for Provincial Grand Chapter tomorrow (18th March) please find linked the East Lancashire Spring 2021 Royal Arch Newsletter ➡️ http://ow.ly/3ckS50E14uG 👀 ⬅️
Instagram post 17924778844505118 Many happy returns to EComp Harvey Basger PAGSoj, the Second Provincial Grand Principal. 70 years old today. Have a great day and many thanks for all that you do for our Province. A great friend and servant of Royal Arch Freemasonry
Instagram post 18117470476146908 East Lancs' John Acaster Memorial Paper Competition - the winner of our "Papers" competition is Bro Bill Lister 👏👏 with, "Cyrus" and can be read in full at https://www.pglel.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Thus-Saith-Cyrus-King-of-Persia-.pdf
Instagram post 17865317735064743 East Lancs' John Acaster Memorial Paper Competition - Results are in! The winner of our "Nuggets" competition is Bro Robert Anthony Graham 👏👏 with, “In the body of a lodge, just, perfect and regular” Read - https://www.pglel.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/In-the-body-of-a-lodge.pdf
Instagram post 17856718952175070 We couldn't let the moment pass without celebrating the fact that our office manager, Susan O'Neill, has now worked for our Province for 40 years. Thank you Susan for all that you do, the service you have given and your commitment to East Lancashire and Freemasonry #proudofyou
East Lancashire Freemasonry

What Our Members Say

Freemasonry is like being part of a fantastic story, you just want to learn more and more. While doing so, you meet new friends, that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Andy Beaumont Good Report 7370

Freemasonary is a guaranteed social life. It’s a great way to make new friend s and stay in touch with old ones. It’s the ability to grow as a person and extend what has been learnt to others seeking similar growth.

Chris Daniels Iron Road 4964

As a 20-year member I became a Mason because I believed I was joining men who thought in a similar way to myself. Very true to a large extent, what I hadn’t realised was that wherever you go when visiting you are immediately among friends you had yet to meet.

Colin Smith Grants 8825

I joined because my very good friend told me it was a wonderful organisation of men who believed that everyone of us can help everyone else in some small way, not just inside but outside Freemasonry. But that’s only a very small part of the story. It’s not about why I joined, but more about why I’ve stayed. I’ve stayed because I’ve seen with my eyes, and felt with my heart, the love, care, friendship and support that Masons give…

Roger Bowden Knowsley 4661

Freemasonry is great way to make new friends and connect with old ones. It gives you the chance grow as a person and share that knowledge with others. It’s more than a brotherhood; it’s a family.

Andy Robson Lodge of Union 268

Freemasonry has complimented and helped me to understand my journey in life. I’ve also met new friends who will stay with me for the rest of my journey.

Sonny Welsh Felicity 4365

The lessons taught have helped me in my personal life and my lodge brethren continue to amaze me in their dedication to each other and our wider community. I’m proud to be a Freemason and would recommend anybody who is curious to come and enquire.

Gareth Baron St Martin's 2320