The meeting of Provincial Grand Conclave recently took place in the pleasant surroundings of Rochdale Masonic hall. Our Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler RWyBro Frank George Hood Smith along with his deputy WyBro Christian Givvons and the acting officers of the province welcomed brethren from not only East Lancashire but as far afield as Scotland and Kent.

It might have been a dull drizzly Lancashire morning but inside the Lodge room the atmosphere was full of colour as the Officers were paraded in under the expert direction of WyBro Tom Corbally, the Provincial Director of Ceremonies. All the reports given during the meeting point to stability and strength within our province following a successful year of OSM Freemasonry.

Frank appointed his team of officers for 2018 and promoted another 4 brethren. Following the meeting Frank was joined by over 60 brethren who enjoyed a superb banquette.

Frank Smith, PGSR (centre) flanked by his team of officers for 2018

Frank Smith, PGSR (centre) flanked by his team of officers for 2018