A warm welcome from Neil Pedder
Hello. My name is Neil Pedder and I am the Chairman of the Widnes Group of Freemasons.
I would like to thank you for visiting our website today. I hope the content will be of interest to both to Masons and non-Masons who wish to expand their knowledge in all aspects of Freemasonry.
Freemasonry is an organization founded on the principles of honesty and integrity and endeavors to make good men even better. We are now encouraged to speak openly about our membership. Freemasonry is not a secret society and I hope our website will raise your awareness of Freemasonry and what it truly stands for. We are a charitable organization and always endeavor to provide donations to non-Masonic and Masonic charities alike, both locally and internationally.
Freemasonry is well established in the Widnes area with our oldest Lodge being formed in 1872. Our traditions have been upheld over many years; however we are continuing to move with modern times.
The Widnes Group of Lodges and Chapters is one of 21 groups within the Province of West Lancashire, which is one of the largest Masonic Provinces in the World. The Lodges and Chapters in Widnes Group meet at the Masonic Hall, Kingsway, Widnes, with approximately two hundred Masons belonging to seven Lodges and four Chapters. There are also 13 Masonic side degrees which use the building as their meeting place. The Widnes Masonic Hall is regularly used by outside organizations and private functions for both social events and meetings. The contact details for the hall are listed both on this site and in local directories.
I trust that you find the website to be user-friendly and I hope that it will encourage you to become more involved with the Group either as a Lodge or Chapter member or as a visitor. All our Lodge and Chapter meetings are listed on our website together with contact details.
We shall also publish details of our social events from time to time. These social events have a warm and friendly atmosphere to which our partners, family and friends are most welcome.
If you would like to know more about Freemasonry, in particular the Widnes Group of Lodges and Chapters then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are very approachable, sociable and would be only too happy to talk with you on a more personal level. Any questions and or contact details can be left on the relevant pages.
Once again thank you for sharing your time with us and I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website.