Makerfield Lodge

Makerfield Lodge No 2155

Consecrated: 17th July, 1886

In 1886, owing to an increase in its members, fourteen brethren of the Lodge of Faith No 484, along with two other Freemasons founded Makerfield Lodge No 2155. The Warrant was issued on 8th April 1886 and the Lodge was consecrated on 17th July of that same year.

Makerfield Lodge held its meetings at the Pied Bull Hotel until 1932 when it moved to the Town Hall, Newton-le-Willows, where it continued to meet until September 1939 when the hall was requisitioned for civil defence purposes.

Arrangements were then made to meet at the Newton Cricket & Bowling Club, until November 1942 when the Lodge returned to the Town Hall and meetings were held there until the end of 1957. The regular meetings were then held at the Fleece Hotel, Ashton-in- Makerfield and continued there until May 1975. In September 1975, Makerfield Lodge moved to its present home, Leigh Masonic Hall.

There are currently 26 members, meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the months September to April.