Author Archives: David Biggs

Terence is our new Master (again)

At the meeting of Brierfield Lodge on 19th March 2019, WBro Terence Michael Rebanks was installed – for the 4th time – into the Chair of King Solomon, by the WM, WBro Michael Maunders who was completing his 5th (and … Continue reading

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Michael takes the Chair for the 4th time

At the meeting of Brierfield Lodge on 21st March, WBro Michael Maunders was installed – for the 4th time – into the Chair of King Solomon, by the Director of Ceremonies, WBro David Biggs, who had been acting as WM … Continue reading

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Bro Maurice McGaffin, RIP

It is with great sadness that we report that our WM, Bro Maurice McGaffin, passed to the Grand Lodge Above on Tuesday 27th September 2016 after a brave battle with cancer. Maurice will be sadly missed by all the members … Continue reading

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Brierfield Lodge welcomes Sir David Trippier to Padiham

On Tuesday 19 April 2016, Brierfield Lodge received the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Sir David Trippier, RD, JP, DL, and a Provincial Deputation including WBro John Farrington, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the Northern Area, for the purpose … Continue reading

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Maurice’s Installation completes his long journey to the Chair of King Solomon

Brierfield Lodge celebrated the long-awaited Installation of Bro Maurice McGaffin as Worshipful Master on Tuesday 15th March 2016. Maurice was initiated in 2006 and reached the Chair of JW in 2011 before family commitments necessitated his relocation to China, and … Continue reading

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Bro. Howarth initiated in fine style at the February Lodge meeting

The meeting of Brierfield Lodge on 16th February 2016 was unusual in that this was only the second occasion in the Lodge’s 58-year history that a Candidate had been Initiated at the February meeting, which is traditionally confined to the … Continue reading

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A memorable evening at Brierfield Lodge as Bro Kevin Sansom is Raised to the Third Degree

The meeting of Brierfield Lodge on Tuesday 19th January was a truly memorable occasion, for all the right reasons. The Brethren – including 11 visitors from 7 Lodges – having assembled in the Lodge room, the Lodge was opened by … Continue reading

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Exciting months ahead . . .

The next few months promise to be exciting times for Brierfield Lodge and its members. At our January meeting, Bro. Kevin Sansom will be Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason; in February we have an Initiation ceremony … Continue reading

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Brierfield Lodge honoured by a visit from the Assistant Provincial Grand Master

At the first meeting of the new season on 15th September, Brierfield Lodge was honoured by a visit from our new Assistant Provincial Grand Master, WBro John Farrington, PSGD. In the absence of the WM on a business trip, the … Continue reading

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Roy excels (as usual) with his explanation of the Second Degree Tracing Board

Brierfield Lodge’s meeting on 21st April witnessed a further step in Bro Kevin Sansom’s progress through the Degrees of Craft Freemasonry when he received a most enlightening explanation of the Second Degree Tracing Board from WBro Roy Langtree of Pendle … Continue reading

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