Rather than working on buildings like the masons of old, today’s Freemasons focus on building themselves as people of integrity, and membership provides the structure to help achieve that goal.


One of the oldest social organisations in the world, Freemasonry is not defined by an ideology. It is open to people from all religions and political persuasions, and provides the common foundation for friendships between members, many of which will last for life.


With a membership of more than 200,000 people drawn from communities across the UK, Freemasonry brings people together irrespective of their race, religion or any other perceived differences that can divide us as a society


Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. The organisation provides a support structure that helps members make positive contributions to communities and worthwhile causes through fundraising events or volunteer work.

Welcome to the Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire website.

This site has been designed to provide an insight into Freemasonry and we sincerely hope it will be of high interest to both Freemasons and non-Freemasons alike.

Here you will find information on what it is to be a Freemason, our proud history, how to join, what charitable works we’re involved with and coming social events. For a more complete view of current news and events, plus the views and opinions of our many members, please visit our social media pages.

You’re also welcome to contact us anytime if you have any queries.

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Begin Your Journey

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.

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We are all well initiated on the importance of Charity, It is now our time to give something back. The Province hopes to have raised £2.4 M by the end of the Appeal and we can only achieve this with your help.

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Bryan Bristol’s 50th Masonic Anniversary

Freemasonry came to West Bradford Village Hall in Clitheroe on Friday the 25th of November 2022, when WBro Bryan Bristol PAGSuptWks celebrated his 50th Masonic Anniversary. Due to mobility issues,...

Manchester Mason VWBro Nolan Morrison celebrates Sixty Years in Freemasonry

The Lodge of Integrity Number 163 met at Manchester Hall on Monday, the 31st of October; it was an extra special night for all those members and guests that attended, as they assembled to celebrate...

Festival Feast at Salford

Come and join the Festivities at the Salford Masonic Hall; tickets are just 34 per person and it will be a fantastic evening, please print off the booking form below.

The Burnley & Pendle District Festival Quiz Night 2022

The Burnley & Pendle Festival quiz night took place at the Padiham Masonic Hall on Friday 14th Oct 2022. Several enthusiastic teams of four battled it out through 40 challenging questions, a picture...

TLC Bears for Burnley General Hospital Urgent Care

The Burnley & Pendle Freemasons have been once more delivering TLC Bears to the Burnley General Hospital to be handed out in the Urgent Care Department for Children who arrive with injuries and...

East Lancs Masonic Golf Society AGM 28th October 2022

Like lots of other golf events there were only 8 members in attendance at our Annual event playing a 9 hole single Stableford competition for the “Jimmy Hemsley Salver”. Once all back in the...

50th Anniversary of the Initiation of WBro Trevor Leslie Jones PProvSGD

On the 20th October the APGM for the Southern Area, WBro Reverend Canon Richard Hawkins PSGD, took the chair in the Lodge of Union no 268 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Initiation of WBro...

Candidate Welcomed into Duke of Lancaster Lodge No 4207

Wednesday 2nd November 2022 saw Mr Howard Millin initiated in the Duke of Lancaster Lodge No 4207. Initiating any candidate into Freemasonry is a cause for celebration, this was never more so as the...

Trinity Lodge 5651 held a Raising Ceremony

Trinity Lodge No 5651 met on Wednesday 5th October 2022 at 11.00. After observing a silence in memoriam to Queen Elizabeth II and completing a number of items of Lodge business the Master of the...

Manchester Masons Celebrate 60th Jubilee WBro Brian Herring

On Tuesday, the 11th of October 2022, Manchester Freemasonry celebrated the sixtieth Masonic anniversary of WBro Brian Herring. The members of the Lodge of Integrity no.163 attended in their numbers...

What our Brethren Say

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

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

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

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

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 each other, not just within the framework of the Lodge Room or meetings, but in the wider world. A better bunch of lads I’ve yet to find..

Roger Bowden
Knowsley 4661

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