Southern Area started the Christmas season in style.

The annual Carol Service was again held at St Peter’s Church, Ashton-under-Lyne.

The festivities continued with an area meal dining at the Broadoak Hotel where over 60 ladies, gentlemen and brethren did what masons enjoy; good food, good wine and exceptional company.

Our new Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Reverend Canon Richard Hawkins, wished everyone present a merry Christmas.

Words and pictures by Niall Perry, Audenshaw communications officer.