Stephen Martin Blank

Welcome to Cheshire Provincial Grand Lodge

Brethren and Companions, this is the first message I have had the opportunity to post in my capacity as your new Provincial Grand Master and Grand Superintendent. I wanted this to be a positive message because I feel confident about the future and encouraged by the hundreds of messages of support that I have received from you, for which I am very grateful.

I find there is good news within our Province of Cheshire; many lodges are expanding and the new members that are attracted to our banners include young men, despite the difficulties that many of them face in committing time in this modern world. I firmly believe in our changing world that organisations such as ours, which bring men together from different backgrounds and religions, are more urgently needed and more valuable than ever to encourage friendship, mutual understanding and fellowship.

In 2017 our organisation will celebrate 300 years of existence, something not matched by many other organisations even in this country, and I’m delighted that the Leaders of Freemasonry want us to make this an occasion on which to relaunch Freemasonry and encourage men of all ages to become members.

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