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Sunday Dances at the Adelaide Suite on the 1st & 3rd Sundays in the month. Doors open at 7.00pm and dancing will start at 7.30pm. See Poster and visit the website here.

Saturday 28th June - East Lancashire Hospice Starlight Walk 2014 - see East Ribble District Charity Stewards & Festival Representatives Report for March

Saturday 28th June - Dance Events North West. Our Summer High Tea Ball will take place at The Adelaide Suite, Accrington, BB5 2BE. Tickets at £12.50 per person. Raffle in aid of Masonic Charities. See poster.

Saturday 5th July - A Barbecue dinner with dessert and the Summer Draw at Mill House. Adults £12, children £5 - see poster.

Wednesday 9th July - 7:00pm start. Annual Visit to 401. An exemplification of the Second Degree. As usual our Ladies will be meeting at The Higher Buck, Waddington for an informal meal. If you wish to attend then please contact Jeff Marshall, Lodge of Confidence 4295, who needs names by the latest Sunday June 29th. Email Jeff at

Saturday 18th July - ALLTogether Social Trust, Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn.

Sunday 27th July - Old Blackburnian Lodge 7933 will be holding their Summer Lunch at Ferraris Restaurant Longridge - 12.30 for 1.00pm

Saturday 9th August - Citheroe Food Festival - not to be missed!!

Saturday 16th August - Lime Stone Rock 369 summer BBQ at Hall Foot Worston Clitheroe BB7 1QA. Time 3pm onwards. TICKETS( include food &1st Drink) - ADULTS £8.00 Each, Children£4.00 each. Raffle, Tombola, Bar.
Please support we look forward to seeing you & let's hope the sun shines. R.S.V.P Kath Mobile 07843077989 or Bruce Mobile 07739082936. Or contact our lodge Secretary Dev.

Thursday 11th September - The Manor Lodge will be hosting the Royal Arch Chapter Team - Crafty Comanions. 7:00pm at Mill House - contact Bill Fishwick on 01254392502.

Friday 19th September - Peaceful Valley Lodge - Quiz Night. At Darwen Masonic Hall. Supper will be chip butties (at the W.M’s request).

Friday 19th September - Limestone Rock and Keep Lodge are organising a 70s and 80s disco along with spud pie and a pudding at West Bradford village hall.

Friday 19 September - The Lodge of Amity and Rossendale Forest present a 70/80s Night with live entertainment and supper, proceeds in aid of the 2015 Festival. Start time 7:30pm and cost £12pp including supper. Contact Russell Harwood - or 07966 304 182.

Saturday 20th September - Grand reopening of the Adelaide Suite. A very full day of events is being planned. Not to be missed. Something for everyone.

Sunday 21st September - The Charity Stewards Walk for 2014 will take place.

Monday 22nd September - Fidelity Chapter 269  will have a hosted meeting at Blackburn Masonic Hall, and will have the ceremony of Passing the Veils demonstrated by a team of companions drawn from the Northern Area. The ceremony can only be performed once each year in the presence of the Grand Superintendent or his Deputy, and on this occasion it will be Sir David Trippier leading the Provincial team. All Royal Arch Masons are warmly invited to attend what will be a very special evening. See poster.

Tuesday 7 October - Hosted Meeting to be held at Clayton-le-Moors Masonic Hall by The Lodge of Amity and Rossendale Forest No. 283. The Lodge will be delighted to welcome RWBro Sir David Trippier, RD, JP, DL, The Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by a full Provincial Delegation. Sir David is keen to meet as many young (recently joined) Freemasons as possible so all are very warmly invited to this very special occasion.

Saturday 18th October - A Night at the Races - Remembrance Lodge are running a charity Race Night at The Adelaide Suite. See poster.

Friday 7th November - East Ribble District Royal Arch Chapter Dinner at the Adelaide Suite, Accrington. ALL Masons welcome. Be amazed by D J Scott, guitarist with Eddison Lighthouse. 7:00 for 7:30pm. £28pp. Proceeds in aid of the 2015 Festival. For further information please contact Bill Fishwick on 01254 392502.

Saturday 8th November - Albert Edward Lodge Ladies Social at Mill House.

Saturday 15th November - Old Blackburnian Lodge 7933 will be holding their Ladies Evening Dinner/Dance in Big School

Thursday 15th January 2015 - The Education and Development Committee are pleased to announce a series of workshops to assist in developing the skills and knowledge of Lodge and Chapter Treasurers. The workshops will be presented in an informal and interactive format by members of the Education and Development Committee, including an experienced Treasurer with a financial management background. They will be advising on the role of the Treasurer, introducing the new Treasurers handbook and providing examples of suitable record systems, procedures and statutory requirements. Three workshops will be held throughout the Province, located on the basis of geography and convenience of travel as shown below: Workshop 3 - at Rossendale MH, Ashday Lea For Lodges and Chapters meeting at Bury, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Padiham, Whalley, Accrington, Clayton le Moors, Clitheroe, Blackburn, Blackburn School, Darwen and Rawtenstall. The workshops will start at 7.00pm and are considered suitable for all Treasurers and Treasurers elect and have the full support of the APGMs and District Chairmen

Thursday 29th October 2015 - The Festival Dinner will be at the Reebok in Bolton. Ladies do not have to qualify as stewards, but brethren do to qualify for tickets. To be a steward a brother needs to have donated £75 to the Festival and purchased a Festival jewel at a cost of £20.

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Attention Lodge Secretary's and Chapter Scribe E's
Please Email the details of your Lodge/Chapter Ceremonies and Special Occasions to :-

Sid Jenkinson
District Communications Officer