Freemasons believe in an ethical approach to life. Our values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount. However, Freemasonry also teaches and practises concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.



As you should be aware, The Grand Master has suspended all Masonic meetings under United Grand Lodge of England and Supreme Grand Chapter of England for a period of four months with immediate effect.

Whilst the West Lancashire Freemasons Charity office is closed, the 24-hour emergency helpline still remains active. Please call 07709 487 919 should an emergency arise.

Your lodge and chapter almoner has also been issued with specific guidance from the Provincial Grand Almoner via your Local Care Team.

  • Steve Bolton
    Group Chairman

  • A warm welcome from Steve Bolton

    Welcome to the new website for the Preston Group of Lodges and Chapters in the Province of West Lancashire.

    May I thank you for visiting our website and I hope that it will be useful and informative both to Masons and non-Masons who wish to expand their interest in all aspects of Freemasonry.

    Today our group is made up of 16 lodges and 11 chapters. We have two meeting places within the group: Preston Masonic Hall, Ashlar House, Saul Street,  and Norman Jepson, Beefeater Inn, Bluebell Way, Preston.

    Freemasonry has enjoyed strong links with Preston for more than 200 years dating back to the founding of the Lodge of Justice No 484 in 1775, however, although some traditions have been upheld over the years, we are continuing to move with modern times which is clearly seen here on our new website….

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  • What’s it all about

    This video explains the key elements of Freemasonry. It has been produced for use by all Freemasons in the Province. Please take every opportunity to share it with your family and all your non-Masonic friends

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