Chairman’s Welcome

Group Chairman Stuart Boyd

Group Chairman
Stuart Boyd

Welcome to the website for the Eccles and District Group of Lodges and Chapters in the Province of West Lancashire.

May I thank you for visiting our website and I hope that it will be useful and informative both to Masons and non-Masons who wish to expand their interest in all aspects of Freemasonry.

Our Group is made up of fifteen lodges and five chapters with a growing membership of around 310.  We have two meeting places within the Group at Elm Bank Masonic Hall, Half Edge Lane, Eccles and Swinton Masonic Hall, Hospital Road, Swinton.

Freemasonry is well established in this area with our oldest Lodge being well over 140 years old, but although some traditions have been upheld over the years, we are continuing to move with modern times which is clearly seen here on our Website.

It has been designed to be user-friendly and I hope that it will encourage you to become more involved with the Group either as a Lodge or Chapter member or as a visitor. All our Lodge and Chapter meetings are listed as well as the many social events which are taking place at both Group and Provincial level. These social events have a warm and friendly atmosphere to which our partners, family and friends are most welcome. If you are not a Mason, I hope our Website will raise your awareness of Freemasonry and what it truly stands for. If this is the case and you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us as we would be only too happy to talk to you on a more personal level. Any questions and/or contact details can be left on the relevant pages.

Once again thank you for sharing your time with us and I hope you enjoy your visit to the Website of the Eccles and District Group.

Regards
Stuart Boyd
Group Chairman