On Monday 13th March 2017, Kitchener Lodge 3788 celebrated their centenary. The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Sir David Trippier was in attendance along with a provincial delegation to support this wonderful milestone in the Lodge’s history.
Formed from members of Antiquity Lodge 146 in the midst of the World War 1, Kitchener Lodge was so named after one of the most famous men in that war Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, who had died a year earlier whilst on a mission to Russia.

A short history of the Lodge was given by secretary WBro Roy Woodcock, followed by an Oration by the Provincial Grand Chaplain WBro Richard Hawkins.
A superb sum of £2000 was donated on behalf of the Lodge to the East Lancashire Masonic Charity (ELMC).
A further surprise was in store when the Provincial Grand Master promoted Worshipful Master John Whitfield from Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden to Past Provincial Senior Grand Warden.
Over 70 attended the festive board to help the members of Kitchener Lodge celebrate on this wonderful evening.