Sir David Trippier, Provincial Grand Master Wikipedia

Freemasonry In East Lancashire

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At the end of 2018, Burnley FC made a successful application to the MCF through East Lancashire Freemasons for a grant to help support their ‘Kicks’ programme. They were subsequently awarded £19,200 and at the April 13th home game against Cardiff City.

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Instagram post 2325426482807893861_6060338373 Our 2nd annual coarse fishing match. It was so successful last year we're doing it again! Details in the poster.
Instagram post 2285065409454236708_6060338373 East Lancashire Freemason and #covid A&E nurse purchases ambulance to help positively diagnosed #coronavirus patients to safely return home who are stranded without transport. Amazing!
Instagram post 2273369452652016141_6060338373 Dear Brethren and Companions,

I simply wanted to send my good wishes and heartfelt concern to you all during this very difficult period.

None of us should underestimate the challenge we all face with the continuing spread of the Coronavirus.

I do appreciate that the vast majority of our Brethren in this Province are doing all that they can to protect themselves, their families, their friends and their neighbours.

As you are all aware, the decision by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, HRH the Duke of Kent to suspend all meetings of Lodges and Chapters for the time being is a sensible one, to ensure we do all we can to arrest the spread of the virus. Nonetheless, I do understand how difficult this must be for you all.

For all of us this terrible crisis is a unique experience which we have never encountered in our lives before.

Please be assured that, just as the United Grand Lodge of England and Supreme Grand Chapter are keeping us informed as to the steps required for us to behave responsibly, so we, in this Province, are anxious to do all we can to ensure that our concern and support for you in the Craft and Royal Arch is paramount.

I am aware of strategies that are being adopted in different Districts to keep in touch with Brethren and to ensure their wellbeing, especially those that might be vulnerable during this period. Such proactivity is reassuring and I am grateful to each and every one of you for the work that you are doing and for going the extra mile.

I simply ask you to be patient at this time; in the certain knowledge that when this tragedy is over, we will emerge ready for the new challenges which will certainly arise from this turbulent period in our existence.

Clearly, the messages we have already circulated to Secretaries and Scribes E which you have been copied in on recently, have been concerning administration. But we now need to hear from you and to share your news.

Use the #TogetherEastLancs to share what you're doing with us.

Please stay safe!
Sir David Tripper
Provincial Grand Master
Instagram post 2248647840192520406_6060338373 Photo from Old Mancunians' with Mount Sinai 3140 on Thursday evening. The PGM attended to see a double initiation. The lodge had visitors from as far flung as Amsterdam 🇳🇱 The lodge is part of the universities scheme and has a young, distinctive and vibrant feel to it!
Instagram post 2240145774264430685_6060338373 A recent photo taken at Rochdale Masonic Hall in East Lancashire. Can you name the orders? c/o @horton.reece
Instagram post 2236291952471396583_6060338373 Burnley and Pendle district 1759 demonstration team reenact a 1st degree ceremony as it was back then. Amazing night!
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