This is a brief description of the past meetings of the Lodge.
Members are able to see fuller details of the venues, minutes and many of the lectures presented on the members-only pages.
|18th March 2017||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2017/18
W.Bro Carl Freeland Inaugural Address
|8th October 2016||Sheffield||Yorkshire WR||"The Future of Freemasonry - Patrick Belton
|13th August 2016||Grantham||Lincolnshire||"The future of freemasonry" - WBro John Acaster|
|19th March 2016||Manchester||East Lancashire||
Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2016/17;
|10th October 2015||Newcastle||Northumberland||
Demonstration of 19th Century 3rd degree ceremony
|8th August 2015||London||Metropolitan||"Welcome to the World of Tomorrow", a presentation by the Connaught Club|
|21st March 2015||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2015/16
WBro Ben Allen Inaugural Address
|11th October 2014||Newport||Monmouthshire||Demonstration of Historic Russian Initiation
|9th August 2014||Olney||Buckinghamshire||The origin of English hymnal.|
|15th March 2014||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2014/15
WBro Royston Morris Inaugural Address
|11th January 2014||Salford||East Lancashire||Administrative Meeting|
|12th October 2013||Manningtree||Essex||Richard Gan - The Ancients and The Moderns|
|10th August 2013||Bangor||North Wales||David Siviter - Masonic Figurines
3rd to 10th May 2013
|Bucharest and Brasov||Romania||Lodge visit to Romania
Read Alan Wyer's blog
A view from the Lilies Bronwen Liles' blog
|16th March 2013||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2013/14
WBro James Hogg Inaugural Address
|13th October 2012||Kettering||Northants & Hunts||Demonstration by Northants and Hunts team of an initiation in 1759.
|11th August 2012||Knutsford||Cheshire||Kai Hughes Grand Orator "Initiation! What's the point?"|
|4th to 10th May 2012||Valetta||Malta||Social and Masonic visit to Malta
Visit to Lodge of St John & St Paul No 349 UGLE
Visit to Ars Descendi Lodge No 6 Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta
Tours, visits, sightseeing, dining and much else.
Read here Alan Wyer's blog
And here is Dave Grayshon's blog
And a blog from one of our ladies - Ann Bryan
Other members' comments
|17th March 2012||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2012/13
WBro David Starbuck Inaugural Address
|8th October 2011||Coventry||Warwickshire||Demonstration of Bristol Workings First Degree Ceremony|
|13th August 2011||Berkley||Gloucestershire||The Masonic Legend of Jack The Ripper Lecture by WBro Richard A Brown Provincial Grand Orator for Gloucestershire
|2nd to 5th June 2011||Minneapolis||Minnesota||Social Visit to Minneapolis
Demonstration of Emulation 3rd Degree to Sir Winston Churchill Lodge No 351 followed by White Table Social Board
Open Installation Meeting of Lebanon Lodge No 346
3rd Degree Ceremony at Lake Harriet Lodge No 277
Read here one member's blog
|19th March 2011||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2011/12
WBro Chris Malpus Inaugural Address
|9th October 2010||Wells||Somerset||Lecture by Simone Enefer-Doy, CEO of Lifelites Charity
Informal Ladies Festival
|14th August 2010||Chester||Cheshire||Lecture By Alan Turton - Elias Ashmole|
|26th to 30th May 2010||St Catharines, Ontario||Canada||Social visit to lodges in Canada|
|20th March 2010||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2010/11
WBro Alan Tibbetts Inaugural Address
|8th to 12th October 2009||Westhoughton||Lancashire||"The Grand Charity" WBro David McCormick
|8th August 2009||Boston||Lincolnshire||"The Master's Song" WBro Derek Hughson|
|4th to 11th June 2009||Ljubljana||G.L. Slovenia||Social visit to lodges in Slovenia|
|21st March 2009||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2009/10
WBro Bill Holden Inaugural Address
|11th October 2008||Brockenhurst||Hants & I.O.W.||A double raising (the sons of a member)|
|8th to 9th
|Oxford||Oxfordshire||The Role of the Internet in Modern Freemasonry
|15th March 2008||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2008/09
WBro Mark Griffin Inaugural Address
|14th March 2008||Manchester||East Lancashire||Visit of MWBro Lord Northampton to present the prizes in the inaugural Short Papers Compeition|
|12th to 15th
|Cardiff||South Wales||WBro Andrew Hollo-Tas: "Freemasonry in Hungary - a thought provoking report of the development of the Craft in central Europe".
Ladies Festival - Millennium Stadium
|11th August 2007||Rugby||Warwickshire||A double initiation (the sons of a member) followed by a lecture "What every Entered Apprentice should know in fifteen minutes" by WBro John Belton.|
|9th to 12th
|Atlanta||Georgia USA||Lodge informal visit to the home state of the Worshipful Master including attendance as guests at a meeting of Chamblee-Sardis Lodge on 10th May|
|17th March 2007||Manchester||East Lancashire||Installation of the Worshipful Master for 2007/08
MWBro Charles A. Lewis Past Grand Master Grand Lodge of North Carolina. Inaugural Address
|14th October 2006||Winchester||Hampshire and
Isle of Wight
|The Great Debate - The Ritual needs to change?|
|12th August 2006||Durham||Durham||Tom Coulson - The Masonic Museum at Beamish|
|18th March 2006||Manchester||East Lancs||Installation of Larry Porter as 9th Master
Inaugural Address - "The Future of Masonic Ritual"
|29th October 2005||Kenton||Middlesex||Administrative Business followed by a visit to the 75th Anniversary meeting of Fraternal Lodge No 5212.|
|8th October 2005||Estoril||Portugal||Guests at an emergency meeting of Lancaster Lodge No 9413 (UGLE)
WBro Professor JosÃ© Anes (Past Grand Master of the Regular (Legal) Grand Lodge of Portugal) "The History of Freemasonry in Portugal"
Ladies Festival at the Hotel Atlantico Estoril
|13th August 2005||Beaconsfield||Buckinghamshire||Yasha Beresiner - "Elias Ashmole's initiation and some more questions"|
|19th March 2005||Manchester||East Lancs||Installation of Michael Herman as 8th Master
|9th October 2004||Kendal||Cumberland & Westmorland||A Demonstration by The Cleveleys Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.1176 of The Building of King Solomon's Temple.
Ladies Festival at the Castle Green Hotel Kendal
|14th August 2004||Worcester||Worcestershire||Alan Wyer - "The Female Influence on Craft Freemasonry"
Followed by a traditional Lancashire Olde England Night Festive Board
|20th March 2004||Manchester||East Lancs||Installation of John Dutchman-Smith as 7th Master
Inaugural Address - "The need for openness"
|11th October 2003||Edgbaston||Warwickshire||Demonstration of a Ceremony of Initiation exactly according to the Minutes of St. Helier Lodge in the year 1765 and in the costume of that period by The CTO & Telecomms Masonic Association Demonstration Team
|9th August 2003||Penarth||South Wales Eastern Division||Richard van Doren "The Development of Freemasonry in the United States of America"|
|15th March 2003||Manchester||East Lancs||Installation of Derek Oliver as 6th Master
Inaugural Address "We are family !"
|30th November 2002||Bath||Somerset||Simon Fernie "The Extended Ceremony of a Board of Installed Masters-The 1926 Controversy"|
|12th October 2002||Canterbury||Kent||Jan AM Snoek "The Masonic Method-Initiatory and Allusive"|
|10th August 2002||Leiden||The Netherlands||Guests at a meeting of L'Age D'Or 235; Leiden; Grand East of the Netherlands, and Ladies Festival in the Leiden Museum of Antiquities with an historic Egyptian Temple as 'backdrop'.|
|8th August 2002||Hull||Yorkshire, North and East Ridings||Evert Kwaadgrass "Some remarks on the history of Freemasonry in The Netherlands"|
|16th March 2002||Manchester||East Lancs||Installation of Ab Goedhals as 5th Master
Inaugural Address "Outline of his programme for the year"
|13th October 2001||Leicester||Leicestershire||Neville Barker Cryer "Language and Ritual of Today"|
|September 2001||Florida||U.S.A.||Informal visit to Florida|
|18th August 2001||Nottingham||Nottinghamshire||Nottinghamshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir
|17th March 2001||Manchester||East Lancs||Installation of Peter Lanes as 4th Master
Inaugural Address "Charity"
|13th January 2001||Manchester||East Lancs||Dedication of the Lodge Banner|
|14th October 2000||Great Queen Street||London||Peter Walker "The Telephone Lodge"
Ladies luncheon at The Russell Hotel, Russell Square
|12th August 2000||York||Yorkshire, North and East Ridings||David Mann "CITO Lodge, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and the Lifelites Project"|
|18th March 2000||Manchester||East Lancs||Installation of Chris White as 3rd Master
|9th October 1999||Oldham||East Lancashire||Donation to Turkish earthquake relief|
|September 1999||Edinburgh||Scotland||Informal visit to Roslyn Chapel|
|14th August 1999||Oxford||Oxfordshire||Michel Brodsky "Continental Freemasonry"|
|15th May 1999||Great Queen Street||London||John Hammill "Communications in Freemasonry"|
|20th March 1999||Manchester||East Lancs||Installation of John Belton as 2nd Master
Inaugural Address "The Missing Master Mason"
|10th October 1998||Dore, Sheffield||Derbyshire||John Wade "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his Contribution to Freemasonry."
Ladies Festival performance of "Amadeus"
|8th August 1998||Bromsgrove||Worcestershire||RA Gilbert "The Trials and Tribulations of a Masonic Apologist"|
|21st March 1998||Brentford||Middlesex||PEH Thomas "The Temples at Jerusalem|
|29th January 1998||Manchester||East Lancs||Consecration of Internet Lodge No. 9659
Installation of Gordon Charlton as 1st Master