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The Lodge of Amity and Rossendale Forest No.283

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The Installation of WBro Dennis Heskett PProvDepGDC


and welcome to Freemasonry in the Province of East Lancashire, but more especially the Lodge of Amity and Rossendale Forest No.283 which is a very old Masonic Lodge, being years old, and the oldest Lodge meeting at Clayton-le-Moors Freemasons' Hall (Mill House). The Worshipful Master and Brethren would be delighted to have you browse our website, it is open to all; Freemasons and non-Masons alike. For Freemasons we hope that this site will encourage you to visit us in Lodge and for non-Masons we hope that it opens the doors on our organisation, giving you an insight into the history of our Lodge, the role of Freemasonry in today's society, and our charitable work, not only nationally but in our local communities. So please feel free to explore our web pages which we hope you will find both pleasurable and informative.


The Lodge has a good mix of members of all age groups from Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Cartmel, Clayton-le-Moors, Clitheroe, Darwen, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle, Preston, Rossendale, Simonstone, Todmorden and Westhoughton.
If you are interested in becoming a Freemason or require further information please Contact Us we will be pleased to help.


Brother Freemasons are most welcome to visit us at any of our Lodge meetings, but please notify the Secretary of your intention to stay to the Festive Board as this will help with the catering arrangements, thank you. Please refer to the programme of events to see what is planned for the year.


Clayton-le-Moors Freemasons' Hall,
Mill House, Corn Mill Yard,
Off Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors,
Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5HX.

Telephone: 01254 237863


 How to Find Us  

Mill House is accessed via an extensive private car park, and has access for the less able with a wheelchair ramp and stair-lift at the entrance for ambulatory disabled and those able to transfer. There are easy access disabled toilet facilities on the ground floor and a stair-lift is provided for access to the first floor rooms.



Our Lodge is a Lunar Lodge; from ancient times Masonic Lodges used to organize their meeting nights to coincide with the phase of the Full Moon. This had a lot to do with the fact that transportation was very poor in those days and getting from home to the Lodge and back again was often troublesome. Having the Lodge meetings on the same night as a Full Moon was a practical solution to ensure that the Masons travelling to and from their Lodge would have the advantage of the bright Moon, to aid them in navigating on the rough country roads and footpaths in safety. Nowadays navigation is much easier, usually by car on well lit roads, so, many Lodges opt to met on fixed dates throughout the year instead of meeting by the Lunar calendar.

However, being a very old Lodge, founded in 1791, we still practice and maintain the tradition of meeting on or as near to the light of the Full Moon as possible.


Our meetings are held on the Tuesday on or just before the Full Moon at 7:00pm prompt, unless otherwise stated, during the months of September to May. (The Installation meeting is January ...... time to be advised).

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Our next meeting is in...

Please note this meeting will Tyle at 7:00pm prompt.



This Year's Meetings




Please note that all Social Events have been postponed.

Together during Covid-19

Virtual Lodge Meeting

There will be no meeting during August

Coffee Shop Evening

06 August 2020
at 6:30pm

Everyday on the WhatsApp Group
or contact the Almoner if required.

District Quiz: Thursday 30 July 2020
at 7:00pm
Adventures of
283 involvement with Mill House

Clayton le Moors Freemasons' Hall is
Approved by UGLE




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Approved by PGLEL



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