Group Chairman’s Message

A very warm welcome from group chairman, John Murphy

The Garston Group of Lodges and Chapters is one of 24 Groups that make up the Province of West Lancashire. Meeting at Garston Masonic Hall the group consists of nine Lodges, two Royal Arch Chapters and several other affiliated Masonic degrees. Overall Garston Masonic Hall is ‘Home’ for more than 300 masons.

Freemasonry has existed in the Garston area since the mid-nineteenth century. There were various meeting places in the area, mainly in hotels and public houses. The first recorded meetings were in 1857 at Wood’s Wellington Hotel, Garston. Meetings alternated between the Wellington and the Garston Hotel until 1919 when Garston Co-operative Hall was used. The Masonic Hall that now stands in Island Road was purpose built and officially opened on 21 May 1924. Further details of Freemasonry in Garston can be found here,  Garston Masonic Hall A Brief History.

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John Murphy
Group Chairman