Welcome to Whalley Masonic Hall

Ours is a proud history

Gentlemen decide to become Freemasons

Number 12 Accrington Road often referred to as the Union Club was a Gentleman’s Club. The members were well-to-do Whalley men and met to play cards or snooker in the quiet surroundings of the Union Club.

Wanting to take things perhaps to another level someone suggested forming a Freemason’s lodge. But none of the Union Club members were actually ‘in the Craft’. So it was that others known to the members sponsored the formation of Abbey Lodge number 2529 in the Register of the United Grand Lodge of England. A further issue was where to meet. Union Club was the obvious answer but space was at a premium.

So a small Lodge Room was constructed to the rear of the Club. It was slowly and lovingly equipped with the right furnishings. Some of the panelling is reputed to have been salvaged from the local Abbey ruins. The panels had found their way into a local house. The panelling was carved by a local craftsman and is a joy to behold. We have no compunction calling our Lodge Room Lancashire’s Little Gem for these reasons.

Some locally famous men have been members of Abbey Lodge. Visiting Whalley Golf Club many of the long time trophies and competitions are named after several of the founding or early members. One that stands proud is Dr Postlethwaite.

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Images from the 2016 Clay Pigeon Shoot click here.

Abbey Lodge

Abbey Lodge No. 2529 meets on the second Thursday of each month from October through to May with the exception of December when it is on the second Tuesday. We are a thriving Lodge with ceremonies through to 2017. For more information email AbbeyLodge@MasonicHallWhalley.co.uk

Abbey Chapter

Abbey Chapter No.2529 meets on the first Thursday of February, April and December also the third Thursday of October. We are a thriving Chapter. Lancashire's Little Gem of a Lodge Room looks really spectacular when set up for our meetings. Want to know more email AbbeyChapter@MasonicHallWhalley.co.uk.

Priory Mark Master Masons

Prior Mark Master Mason’s Lodge meets on the first Wednesday of March, October and December plus the third Wednesday in June with their installation meeting taking place in March. Want to know more please get in touch. Email us at PrioryMark@MasonicHallWhalley.co.uk

Whalley Arches Lodge

Whalley Arches is a daytime Lodge and as such attracts members who find evening lodges difficult to attend especially in winter. Meetings start at 10:30 am so that the festive board is held at lunchtime. Always looking for new members so if you want to know more please get in touch. Email us at WhalleyArches@MasonicHallWhalley.co.uk