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.

Read more about Abbey Lodge here.

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.

Read more about Whalley Arches Lodge here.

It is with much regret and sadness that we report the
death of  Worshipful Brother Melvin Magnall
MBE, PProvGSwdB
of Abbey Lodge on Friday 26th June 2020.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family.

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.

Read more about The Lancashire Scouting Lodge of Allegiance here.

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.

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Abbey Lodge’s Charitable Giving

During Abbey Lodge’s last financial year some £4885 was donated to Masonic and non-Masonic worthy causes and since ‘charity begins at home‘ one of  the foremost donations was £1035 to the Whalley & Billington Flood Action Group. The Lodge celebrated its 125th birthday in September 2019 and donated £1250 to the East Lancashire Masonic Charity (ELMC) and this was after previously donating £500 to ELMC in the previous May. Other beneficiaries included:-

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.

Read more about Abbey Lodge here.

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.

Read more about Lancashire’s Little Gem here.

Cooperman Memorial Shoot 2020

It has been decided to cancel this year’s Cooperman Memorial Shoot which was scheduled for 15 August 2020 and hold the next in 2021.

Most of the funds raised at this event comes mainly from the generous sponsorship of local businesses and it was felt that asking for such this summer was inappropriate. We will let you know through the usual channels the date for next year’s shoot.

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.