Annual Provincial Carol Service
10 December 2023

Dear Sir & Brother.

The Provincial Christmas Carol Service at St Ann’s Church, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, which is organised by the East Lancashire Provincial Grand Officers’ Lodge No.3747, has now become a well-established annual event. This year the 2023 Carol Service is being held on;
Sunday, 10 December 2023, commencing at 2:00pm.
The Service will be led by the Rev’d Andrew Wickens and we are again most fortunate to have additional Carols from Choristers of Manchester Cathedral.

I am approaching you in the hope that you will, once again, be able to support this event.

Orders of Service will be available, on the day, for which there is a suggested minimum donation of £2 each; although any amount over that will be gratefully received. I do hope that you, and other members of your Lodge or Chapter, might be able to attend and enjoy this occasion to be together at the start of the Christmas period. The proceeds from the sale of the Orders of Service, together with any other donations received will, after meeting expenses, go to the East Lancashire 2026 Festival in aid of the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF). The collection, that takes place during the Service, will go towards Church funds, and for which gift aid envelopes will be available.

The Carol Service is a very fitting start to the Christmas Season and a most welcome focus when so many things around us can lead us to forget what we are celebrating. I do hope that you, your fellow members, families and friends are able to be with us to enjoy this happy occasion together.

If, however, you are unable to attend, perhaps you might consider sending a donation on behalf of your Lodge or Chapter. Donations are also welcome by electronic bank transfer. If you wish to take advantage of this facility, please use your Lodge/Chapter as a reference when making your donation.
Bank details are;
Account Name: ELPGO Lodge No 3747
Sort Code: 20-55-34
Account Number: 70335088

Yours fraternally,
Andrew Holland,
Provincial Grand Secretary

Please send postal donations to:
Andrew Holland, c/o Rossendale Masonic Hall, Ashday Lea, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 6QX