After what seemed far too long to wait Brother James Kirk was finally raised to the third degree at Pendle Lodges February meeting. The main delay was of course Covid plus the fact we managed to attract three new candidates, and it was decided to initiate them before James’s third.
It’s not every day you get to see a Lewis initiated by his father.
W.Bro Jack Thompson had the great honour of initiating his son Barrie Thompson into Pendle Lodge. It’s a rare thing indeed to see this happen and it must have been a wonderful experience. Congratulations to them both.Continue reading “Rare ceremony for Pendle Lodge”
As we approach another festive season, I would urge each and every Brother out there to actively maintain and demonstrate Benevolence and Charity by reaching out to those in need, lending a listening ear to the lonely and helping those less fortunate whenever we can. Remembering how we were all received into the Craft, poor and penniless, let us take the opportunity to practice those truly Masonic virtues and hopefully make someone’s Christmas truly special.
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year (and above all, a safe one!)
Ian Duxbury W.M.
Pendle Lodge is slowly recovering from the pandemic and the majority of its members are now returning to Lodge meetings. It was especially good to see W.Bro Jack Day in the Lodge room. At our recent meeting W.Bro. Ian Duxbury was proclaimed the Worshipful Master for the coming year. There was no major ceremonial work just an effective declaration from the Director of Ceremonies that this was so.
Despite a crazy few days of turmoil and many members having to change office, plus a mad dash to learn the odd bit of ritual, it all went surprisingly well. Of course, our Candidate Robert Bailey know nothing of such things and enjoyed his initiation ceremony without much ado. Although from the look on his face at the odd point you could have questioned that. Robbie, as he is known applied to join Freemasonry just as the pandemic hit, so has been waiting for his initiation for almost 18 months. It didn’t curb his enthusiasm whatsoever, and he even joined us many times on the zoom platform to keep in touch with everyone.
As most of you know, over the last few years I’ve been raising money for the East Lancashire Mark 2021 MBF Festival by selling regalia etc donated by East Lancs Mark Brethren and Lodges, mainly via eBay. The current total raised now stands at just over £42000. Over the last 12 months, mainly due to the Continue reading “SALE – Can you help me?”
The Passing ceremony to the second degree went really well. No, I mean it went really well. There was some change to the senior officers what with the Worshipful Master being away on business, so our DC Keith Bateman stepped into the WM chair to deliver what is his most favourite ceremony and the Assistant DC stepped up to the office of DC. The Senior Warden and Junior Warden, both being experienced Masons comfortably filled their Continue reading “No, I mean it went really well”
To the brethren of Pendle Lodge, all Freemasons and good men everywhere, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let 2020 find us all with the intent and opportunities to be better men than we were yesterday and demonstrate once more the virtues of Brotherly love, Relief and Truth. Continue reading “To all Freemasons and good men everywhere”
The 1882 Lounge at Burnley Football Club proved to be a really good choice for Steve and Lyn’s Pendle Lodge Ladies Evening. On Saturday 9th March the members of Pendle Lodge along with friends and Ladies enjoyed a wonderful night of friendship, dining Continue reading “Steve & Lyn’s Pendle Lodge Ladies Evening”