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Old English Night at Royds Lodge 816

Old English Night at Royds Lodge 816

On 14 March 2024, the Eastern Area Team did not need asking twice to join Royds Lodge for their Old English Night. Business was swiftly taken care of and the brethren retired to make the most of the social board. With a starter of tripe and black pudding the fines...

Who is our Grand Master. Talk by Liberty Lodge 5573

Who is our Grand Master. Talk by Liberty Lodge 5573

On 12 March 2024, the Eastern Area Team were proud to join the members of Liberty Lodge 5573 at Rochdale Masonic Hall for a talk on our Grand Master, who he is and what role he plays in Freemasonry. As always, we kindly accepted the invitation to partake in the social...

Empty Chair Ceremony – Palatine Lodge 2447

Empty Chair Ceremony – Palatine Lodge 2447

On 26 February 2024, Paletine Lodge 2447 held the empty chair ceremony. The brethren of the lodge solemnly paraded in the chair and a speech was given. All the brethren in attendance had a part to play in laying evergreen on the chair. The Empty Chair ceremony is...

WBro John Walker PProvSGD – Personal 50th

WBro John Walker PProvSGD – Personal 50th

On 28 March 2024, over 40 brethren met at Middleton Masonic Hall for the personal 50th celebration of WBro John Walker PProvSGD. The night was light hearted and it was clear the respect the brethren have for John and his years of service to the craft. Following the...

A very successful night at Lodge of Benevolence 226

A very successful night at Lodge of Benevolence 226

A very successful night at the Lodge of Benevolence No 226 was enjoyed by all. We welcomed Bro Josh Demarest from Ontario, Canada who had requested visiting our lodge whilst staying with friends in Manchester. Bro Demarest gave an interesting illustrated talk...

A Night With The Legends

A Night With The Legends

8th March 2024 It was a sell out event packed with friends and family of members from the Lodge of Harmony 298. Organised ostensibly by Joan Davies and additional support from former Rochdale Man of the Year in 2023/23 Dave Richardson and his family. WBro Frank Durns...

Traditional History at Ben Brierley Lodge 3317

Traditional History at Ben Brierley Lodge 3317

Tonight at Ben Brierley Lodge 3317, WBro Graham Holmes presented a Traditional History Traditional History tonight for three recently raised Master Masons. Pictured here with WM WBro Carter and Eastern Area Chairman WBro Halford are Bro Reeves, Bro Powell and Bro...

Area Team visit to Roclyffe Lodge 5198

Area Team visit to Roclyffe Lodge 5198

On 29 February the Eastern Area Team visited Roclyffe Lodge 5198 at Bacup Masonic Hall to witness the Passing Ceremony of Bro Tariq Mahmood. Bro Mahmood answered his questions in an excellent manner and the officers of the lodge worked an exemplary ceremony for Bro...

Area Team Visit to Saint Chads Lodge 1129

Area Team Visit to Saint Chads Lodge 1129

On 21st February 2024 the Eastern Area Team had the pleasure of visiting Saint Chad’s Lodge 1129 at Rochdale Masonic Hall.   Visiting is one of the gems of Freemasonry and cements the virtues of our institution.

Richmond Lodge 1011 support the local Knit & Natter

Richmond Lodge 1011 support the local Knit & Natter

Richmond Lodge 1011 has donated wool and eggs to the local Knit & Natter Group at St Anne's Church, Royton. With the donation, the Knit & Natter Group have produced over 100 knitted chickens with Cream Eggs inside for the Easter Appeal at Francis House...

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