Chairman’s Message

Andy Barton.

Andy Barton.

Welcome to the website of the Warrington Group of Lodges and Chapters of the Province of West Lancashire. We hope that whether you are a Freemason or not you will find something of interest in our website.

The Warrington Group consists of 14 Lodges and 5 Chapters ranging from the oldest, the Lodge of Lights, founded in 1765, to Academy Lodge which obtained its warrant in 1990. We have a total of 345 members who meet regularly throughout the year at Warrington Masonic Hall

We are an organisation founded on enjoyment, honesty, integrity, supporting the local community, and making donations to both Masonic and Non Masonic charities. Freemasonry endeavours to make good men even better in all aspects of society.

Freemasonry brings something different to everyone who joins. For some it’s about meeting new people and making lifelong friends. For others it’s about the enjoyment of taking part in our rituals. But for most, Freemasonry is more than just a hobby and becomes an integral way of life.

Freemasons are encouraged to speak openly about their membership. If you are reading this then that is indicative of the fact that Freemasonry is not a secret society. The meeting places and halls used by Freemasons are readily identifiable, are listed in telephone directories and in many areas, including Warrington, are used by the local community for activities other than Freemasonry.

I hope the openness of this site will help to demonstrate that we are keen to show how much information is freely available about our wonderful organisation and the good work that we do in our communities.

Please enjoy our site and visit often.

If Freemasonry interests you please get in touch either via the website, email, or telephone as we would be delighted to hear from you.

Andy Barton

Warrington Group Chairman