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.

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    Neil Pedder

    Group Chairman

  • A warm welcome from Neil Pedder

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

    The Widnes Group of Lodges and Chapters is one of 21 groups within the Province of West Lancashire, which is the largest Masonic Province in the World in respect of the number of lodges. The lodges and chapters in Widnes Group meet at the Masonic Hall, Kingsway, Widnes. It is the home of seven lodges and four chapters. There are also 13 Masonic side degrees which use the building as their meeting place.

    Freemasonry is well established in the Widnes area with our oldest Lodge being formed in 1872. Although some traditions have been upheld over the years, we are continuing to move with modern times as you will see here on our website.

    2017 heralds the tercentenary of Freemasonry and celebrations will be held in every Masonic Province under the auspices of the United Grand Lodge of England. This marks the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry in the modern era but its history extends much further back in time and well before 1717.

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    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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