During the dark days of lockdown, Red Rose of Lancaster Chapter No. 1504, lost over half its active membership. However, their legacy lives on in the ethos of the Chapter, which combines the warmth and beauty of our order with all the values of true Companionship.

Efforts were made to restore the situation and gain members. Both Companions and Candidates from all over the District rose to the challenge, with the result that Red Rose has emerged stronger than before, with no less than three new Exaltees within two months and an uplift in membership well into double figures.

The Companions are looking forward to meeting our Deputy Grand Superintendent, EComp Harvey Basger PAGSoj. at the Installation meeting, hosting a world-class speaker later in the year and numerous other interesting and informative convocations.

Red Rose of Lancaster is a welcoming, confident and thriving Chapter and will remain the focus of Royal Arch Masonry in Padiham for a long time to come.

Picture and article: Trevor Thomas