Our annual Installation Meeting will take place in Manchester from 19th to 22nd March 2020
The recommended hotel is
The Holiday Inn Manchester West
There is no fixed rate available for the hotel and you are advised to make your booking as soon as possible.
A refundable rate is available.
Thursday 19th March 2020
For the early birds the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Chapter will take place at King George's Hall Blackburn at 3.00 p.m.
Early arrivals will no doubt gather in the evening at the Holiday Inn.
Friday 20th March 2020
Manchester Epworth Chapter will meet at Salford Masonic Hall, Hemsley Hall, 41-42 The Crescent, Salford.M5 4PE at noon. There will be a practice at 11.00 a.m. A lecture will be given by E.Comp Tony Freemont, Assistant to the Three Grand Principals who is a member of the chapter. At the meeting it will be proposed that the name of the chapter be changed to Internet Chapter. A light buffet (soup and sandwiches, tea or coffee) will be served after the meeting at a cost of £11.00p. Freemasons who are not Royal Arch Masons wil be very welcome to join us for the buffet as will our wives and partners.
Our traditional Friday evening get together will also be held at Salford Masonic Hall at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.Meet up with friends old and new in pleasant private surroundings. There will be a buffet meal. The proposed meal is Freshly roasted platters of 2 meats (Ham; Beef; Turkey or Pork) Assorted Quiches; Mini Pizzas; Spring Rolls; Onion Bhajis; BBQ Chicken Wings; Chinese Spare Ribs; Meatballs; Coleslaw; Potato Salad; Mixed Salad. Plus dessert and tea/coffee. Cost £16:00p
Saturday 21st March 2020
The Installation will take place on 21st March 2020 at the
There will be a practice at 10.00 a.m. and lodge will tyle at noon.
The meeting will be followed by a Festive Board.
Starter: Plum Tomato Tart or Haggis
Main: Beef Brisket or Roasted Cod or Butternut Squash Risotto
Dessert: Apple and Blackberry Pie or Fresh Fruit Salad or Cheese and Biscuits
Followed by: Tea or Coffee.
For the ladies and non masons
At 12.30 p.m.there will be a guided tour of Salford Museum and Art Gallery which is located close to the Holiday Inn. Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK’s ‘first free public library’, which opened in January 1850, followed in November by a museum and art gallery. After the tour they will be served a delicious afternoon tea.
In the evening there will be the opportunity to join the Worshipful Master at "Springtime Swingtime" an event at Salford Masonic Hall organised by the Salford Ladies' Group.
Swingtime music by the Werneth Swing Band and a hot pot supper for just £17.50p.
This promises to be a wonderful end to the day.
Sunday 22nd March 2020
The Lodge will hold a Lodge of Instruction at Salford Masonic Hall commencing at 10.30 a.m.
The lodge will demonstrate and educate the members of Goose and Grid Lodge 1717 of The Grand Lodge of Ohio
This will be an Installation ceremony in Emulation ritual which is the ritual adopted by Goose and Grid Iron lodge.Several members of that lodge who are also members of Internet lodge will act as the Principal Officers
At 1.00 p.m. we will have a farewell Sunday Luncheon at Salford Masonic Hall where our ladies and families will be most welcome.
Starter: Minestrone Soup
Main: Chicken in white wine and tarragon sauce or Salmon or Vegetarian
Dessert: Peach Melba and Cheese and Biscuits
Followed by: Tea or Coffee.
The Rink Suite at Salford Masonic Hall