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.
John D TurpinMCF 2021 Festival
A warm welcome from John D Turpin, group chairman
In my role as Group chairman, I bid you a warm welcome to our website and hope that you will find it both interesting and enjoyable.
Freemasonry first came to Blackpool in 1847, a year after the railway station was completed in the town. Sadly the first Lodge did not survive for long. However, a few years later in 1857 another was formed, Clifton Lodge, and it still meets today. More Lodges were formed in the last quarter of the 19th century and we later saw the “boom” times of the post-war periods after 1918 and after 1945.
In 1888 a plot of land was purchased in Adelaide Street, Blackpool, for the sum of £1,700. In May 1898 the cornerstone was laid for a Masonic Hall by the Right Honourable Lord Skelmersdale PGW and on completion in September 1899 the building was also opened by him when he had become Lord Latham and the new Provincial Grand Master.Read more
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