Lodges and Chapters that meet at Whalley
Abbey Lodge, No. 2529 was founded in 1894 in Whalley meeting at the Whalley Arms public house until 1897 when ‘Masonic Rooms’ were added to the Union Club at 12 Accrington Road. Abbey is a Hall Stone Lodge with a proud history and a strong membership. It meets 8 times a year on the second Thursday of the month, October through to May.
Whalley Arches Lodge, No. 7489 is our daytime Lodge which meets 4 times a year. The meets start at 10:30 am on the first Monday of September, November, March and June. The Installation takes place at the September meeting.
During the Lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 much attention has been paid to the interior of our building referred to as the Union Club aka Whalley Masonic Hall but the outside needed attention too. The rendering on the gable end of was showing signs of aging with cracks appearing. So the opportunity was taken to render the gable end and at the same time perform some roof-work to ensure the Union Club remains fit-for-purpose.
Our image above shows the end result of the re-rendering. We hope the scaffolding wasn’t too much of an inconvenience.
Now that we are back in business anyone wanting to have a look inside our building is most welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
The Lancashire Scouting Lodge of Allegiance No. 6384 now meets in Whalley on the 4th Wednesday of January, May and August the latter being their Installation Meeting . They also meet on the 4th Wednesday of September at a Masonic Hall in the Province of West Lancashire.
Abbey Chapter No. 2529 was formed some time after the lodge that bears the same name and number. It meets on the third Thursday of February, April and September and on the first Thursday in November.
The Royal Arch is an integral part of Freemasonry and interwoven with the Craft, it is organised as a separate Order, distinct from the Craft degrees, the teachings of which it completes.
WArches Lodge No. 7489 met on 11 October 2021 for the first time since Lockdown and the pandemic. The atmosphere in the Lodge Room was enhanced by the new pedestal banner seen here which was refurbished by Worshipful Brother Alan Dunnicliff prior to the meeting.
The meeting was short but efficiently managed with a new Joining Member being admitted.
See more images on Whalley Arches Lodge page
Priory Lodge of Mark Master Mason’s No. 693 meets on the first Wednesday of March, October and December plus the third Wednesday in June with their installation meeting taking place in March and celebrated it Centenary in October 2019.
The Mark Degree is a fascinating degree and is rightly known as the Friendly Degree; it was originally worked in Craft Lodges and consisted of two ceremonies.
Lancashire’s Little Gem of a Lodge Room was first used on 13 May 1897. The oak used in the panelling within the Lodge Room can be traced back to the actual Abbey and was carved by a local craftsman. The Lodge Room is petite. We are happy to show members of the public around our building by appointment.
See what we have been up to in the past decade by visiting our photographic archive which contains over 2000 images of Masonic and non-Masonic events we have put on.