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, John R Farrington


David Hudson
Provincial Grand Almoner
Julie Ward
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Frank Salt
Senior Welfare Officer
Jeff Ward
Senior Welfare Officer
Brian Wilbraham
Salford and Bury
Charles Ward
Bury and East Ribble
Vic Murphy
Ashton, Mossley and Audenshaw
Alston Hall
Oldham and Rochdale
Ray Christian
Bury and Manchester
Alan Potts
Salford and Manchester
Chris Creelman
Burnley and Pendle
David Platt
Oldham and Rochdale
Steven Barton
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Dennis Heskett
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