Lodge in the Limelight
Whalley Arches Lodge Number 7489
Whalley Arches Lodge takes its name from the famous railway structure that passes over the Calder Valley close by the Abbey. It was formed by members of a former Lodge – Temperance Lodge formed in 1956 which met in Darwen, Lancashire. Temperance Lodge was handing in its Charter as active membership was declining to below sustainable levels. The few active members floated the idea of a daytime Lodge meeting in Whalley which attracted other like-minded brethren.
Whalley Arches Lodge meets at 10.30 am on the second Monday of September, November, March and June. The Installation takes place at the September meeting. The Lodge meeting is followed by a Festive Board (lunch) after which the brethren can return home in daylight hours.
Being a daytime lodge Whalley Arches attracts those Freemasons who find winter evening meetings difficult to attend.
Worshipful Brother Rennie Wellock’s Golden Jubilee in Freemasonry was celebrated on Monday, 9 March 2020. Images of this very special occasion can be viewed on our photo archive here.
The Lodge can be contacted by email at WhalleyArches@MasonicHallWhalley.co.uk.