Abbey is a hugely popular Chapter with in excess of 40 plus members. Well known craft mason Peter Christie relinquished his position of First Principal and Installed his successor in what was a full and well delivered ceremony. Bob Summers and John Hudson completed the trio of Pendle Lodge members paying the visit to Whalley.
The absolute star of the show was the Lodge room itself. No bigger than around 6m X 5m the room is paneled in dark timber with masonic symbols and past members of various lodges carved into the surface. The ceiling is a good 5m above with beams and paneling decorated in white and gold and the floor is the original timber parquet finish. It’s a joy to behold and an absolute perfect venue for masonic ceremonies.
The festive board was held at Whalley Golf club a mile away from the lodge rooms in the dinning room of the club house. It was a great venue with a well stocked bar and plenty of staff on hand. A 5 course dinner was enjoyed by the Companions in attendance with the toasts and whole procedures finished by 10:15 pm.