Festival Zipwire Event

There are less than 28 days until our PGM takes flight and will travel at speeds of over 100 mph while taking in unbeatable views of Snowdonia all in aid of the 2026 Festival.

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.

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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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Limestone Rock Lodge Bi-Centenary

On Thursday 23rd February 2023 the members of Lime-stone Rock  Lodge celebrated their Bi-Centenary to the very day of the first meeting two hundred years ago.  The Lodge room was full with many...

Solidarity Lodge 7885

Tonight a delegation from the District Team was warmly welcomed to Solidarity Lodge 7885. Tonight was a very special night for the lodge for many reasons and where would you start? - The lodge...

Celebration of WBro James Adams 60 Years in Freemasonary

On the 15th March 2023 the Deputy Provincial Grand Master for East Lancashire, VWBro John Farrington PGSwdB accepted the gavel from the WM of Duke of Athol 210, WBro Jack Gibson. From the chair...

Royal Lancashire Lodge No. 116 Receive a Distinguished Lecturer

    WBro Powell. On the 2nd of March 2023, Royal Lancashire Lodge No. 116 received a very distinguished visitor, who had kindly agreed to deliver a lecture to the Brethren. The subject...

WBro Roy Hunter 50th Anniversary

WBro Alan Kirwilliam Presents WBro Hunter with his certificate Almost 40 Brethren signed the Tylers attendance register of Borough and Ashlar Lodge, No. 4858, on Wednesday the 1st of March 2023, to...

Langley Lodge 3989 – 2nd Degree Ceremony

On Thursday 2nd March, Langley Lodge 3989 held a passing ceremony. The officers of the lodge assisted Bro David Corrin Daniel Ahern take his 2nd step in freemasonry to be passed to a fellowcraft...
John Taylor and Doug Smtih present Lodge of Harmony with the winners trophey

Rochdale Quiz raises a massive £1000

  On Friday 3rd March, 13 teams of Freemasons, their friends and families descended on Rochdale Masonic Hall ready to battle it out to be crowned the 2023 Quiz Champions. This was a high stakes...

Celebrating 50 years in Freemasonry- WBro Peter Seddon

On Wednesday 15th  February 2023  Bury Lodge of Relief No.42 celebrated the 50th Golden Jubilee for a very special member of the lodge. WBro Peter Seddon, PProvJGW,  is one of the iconic members of...

Manchester Mason Receives a Special Visitor.

On Wednesday, the 24th of February 2023, the members of Townley Parker Lodge No.1083 were treated to a special visit by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, WBro. Robert Ian Frankl, who was...

Oh what a Lancashire Night!

Freemasons from Harmony Lodge 298 in Rochdale recently held a fantastic social event, raising much needed funds for Springhill Hospice. Their Lancashire Night was attended by nearly 150 Freemasons,...

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