Craft Masonry of East Lancashire
Craft Masonry of East Lancashire

The Provincial Welfare Officers

From January 2016, anyone applying for support from the Central Charities will be visited by a fully trained Provincial Welfare Officer who will assist with completing and submitting the required application form and supporting paperwork. This change only affects the way in which the application form is completed. All the important support and assistance that the Lodge/Chapter Almoners provide will continue unchanged.

Provincial Welfare Team Structure

Senior Officer in Charge – The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Derek N Thornhill


Brian J Carter
Provincial Grand Almoner
Julie Ward
Director of Operations ELMC
Frank Salt
Senior Welfare Officer
01254 496651
Jeff Ward
Senior Welfare Officer
01535 631155
Brian Wilbraham
Salford and Bury
0161 773 2837
Charles Ward
Bury and East Ribble
01706 835153
Frank Baxendale
Ashton, Mossley and Audenshaw
01457 833657
Paul O’Carroll
Manchester
0161 291 0167
Alston Hall
Oldham and Rochdale
0161 681 4034
Ray Christian
Bury and Manchester
0161 288 9918
Alan Potts
Salford and Manchester
0161 747 7315
Chris Creelman
Burnley and Pendle
01282 854504
Tom Pearson
Blackburn and Bolton
01254 580631
David Platt
Oldham and Rochdale
0161 620 9770
Steven Barton
Reserve cover
01706 212398
Dennis Heskett
Reserve cover
01200 498607