Welcome to the Website of Lancashire Freemasons who are members in the Order of Knight Templar Masonry in Lancashire, called the ‘Priory of Lancashire’.

The Priory (or Province) is based on the original old County of Lancaster boundaries and covers the Craft Provinces of East Lancashire; West Lancashire and Cumberland and Westmorland. There are a total of 32 Preceptories (similar to a Lodge or Chapter) 29 of which also contain a Priory of Knights of Malta, and a membership of 935 members. The Order is fondly referred to as the KT’s, however the full title of the Order is ‘The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta in England and Wales and its Provinces Overseas.’

The Order is governed by the ‘Great Priory’ based in Mark Master Masons Hall, London under the command of the Most Eminent and Supreme Grand Master Paul Raymond Clement G.C.T. The qualifications required to become a member are, that a Candidate must be a Master Mason; a Royal Arch Companion, and confess the Christian Faith with a belief in the Holy Trinity.

To become a Knight of Malta, a Brother must first be a Knight Templar. Each Preceptory comprises both a Preceptory of Knights Templar and a Priory of Knights of Malta, each being opened and closed in privacy to carry out the business required to maintain and promote the Orders. The aims of the Orders are an expansion to those of Freemasonry in general, that inspires its members to an approach to life, which seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things.

Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount; but importantly Freemasonry also teaches and practises concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need. Donations to local and national charities are made by the Preceptories individually. Additionally funds are raised to assist the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, which are administered through the Province to a central fund at Great Priory. The St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group is a Foundation of The Order of St John, the oldest charity in the world.

The Hospital Group is the main provider of eye care in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. In 2017, the hospital treated 135,600 patients – a high percentage under the age of 18. Patients are treated regardless of race, religion or the ability to pay. Right Eminent Knight David H. Gallear K. C. T. Provincial Prior for Lancashire

Upcoming Events

8:03 am Constable visits in February
Constable visits in February
Feb 12 @ 8:03 am – Mar 11 @ 9:03 am
February 2024. Only two meetings involving the First and Second Constable this month   Loyal Volunteers Preceptory No. 7 stationed at Ashton. Installation meeting onTuesday 6th February 2024 at 6:30[...]
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Jacques de Molay Preceptory No. ...
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Calling notice will be added when available
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Maples Preceptory No. 428 statio...
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Calling notice will be added when available

De Lacy Preceptory No 95 on a Roll. Meeting 240221

  The Website is very grateful to Em.Kt. Robert Thornton-Davidson P.Pr.Herald. for providing this write up and photographs.   They say that there are always ebbs and flows in everything and certainly De lacy Preceptory are currently riding the Tide. Their...

Plains of Tabor Preceptory No. 11 stationed at Colne. Thursday 7th March 2024 at 7:00 pm. Prov Prior Right Eminent Knight David H. Gallear K.C.T., in Attendance. Malta meeting with a candidate to install if approved by the Knights

Plains of Tabor Preceptory No. 11 Masonic Hall, 91 Albert Road, Colne, BB8 0BS. Registrar: - John L. Wilkinson, 15 Greengate Close, Burnley, Lancs. BB12 0JQ. Tel, 07975 617 303 e-mail johnlwilkinson5@gmail.com Click here for calling notice Please find attached the...

E. Kt. Christopher Sage

E. Kt. Christopher Sage

Provincial Sub Prior for Lancashire