Current Events

Program for 2019 click for PDF download:   2019 Program

Wednesday, 27 March.

Thoughts on the early history of the Royal Order of Scotland

WBro. Christopher Powell

Bro. Powell will engage us in his usual style. The topic as yet remains part of the grand mystery of Masonry. It bristles with tantalising questions, connections and possibilities of great importance. Doubtless we will be stimulated and wish to know more. The open question and answer session is your opportunity to probe the mind and opinions of this popular savant.

Venue: Westhoughton Masonic Hall, Peel Street , Westhoughton, BL5 3SP at 18.30hrs.

Wednesday, 22 May.

What and Why?

Association visit and discussion at an exemplary Masonic museum.

A fresh era seems to be dawning at Great Queen Street. The Chairman of the Board of General Purposes, Geoffrey Dearing, is ‘hugely respectful of tradition and history’ and keen to promote better, effective communication. Sir David Wootton, Chairman of the Improvement Delivery Group, seeks to ‘prioritize learning’. And David Staples, Grand Secretary, has burst on the scene vigorously to assert that ‘Freemasonry is so much bigger than what each of us believes’. Buzz round the beehive!

Wednesday, 25 September.

Bordeaux 2019

Several members of MAMR will have taken part in the ICOM conference held at Bordeaux over the 7-9 June weekend. The theme there will be A fertile half-century on both sides of the Atlantic. The roll-call of participants ( reads like a Who’s Who of active Masonic experts. This will be an opportunity for our members to report back with their individual impressions.

Tuesday, 26 November, within Lodge No. 126, tyled, at Manchester Hall

Austrian Freemasonry

Marcus Patnik, WM of Forschungsgesellschaft Quatuor Coronati Lodge, Vienna

Bro. Patnik is an energetic leader of Masonic studies in Austria. He edits their impressive annual Transactions, Quatuor Coronati Berichte, Wien. His insights form part of our continuing series explaining Freemasonry’s development on the continent of Europe.

Associated meetings

  • Saturday, 30 March. Let’s Talk Masonry conference at Salford Masonic Hall. Usually very popular. Program not yet announced. See: LTM 2019
  • Thursday, 27 June. Visit of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 to Shrewsbury. The speaker will be WBro. Mike Karn delivering his 2019 Prestonian Lecture
  • Freemasonry in World War I. Details will be published on our website: and on
  • The ‘Peterloo Massacre’ took place in Manchester in August 1819. There are several Masonic angles to this. It is possible that we could take part in the Manchester Histories Festival 2019 to raise awareness of Freemasonry among the general public. Volunteers required!

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