COVID 19 Statement
As we see and feel the start of what may become a long and difficult journey, one of uncertainty and a little fear.
I urge you all to look to the Lord our Saviour, put on the whole armour of God
Look to him our Strength and shield.
Remember your Qualifications and obligations contained within them as a Brother or Sister support each other.
Manchester Provincial Grand Orange Lodge have now cancelled all Meetings. Parades, & Events with immediate effect until further notice.
I along with all officers under my jurisdiction will support one another and our membership.
I Announce today that if you a member of Manchester Province find yourself in financial difficulties the Benevolent Fund will look to support wherever possible.
We face this together linked as never before.
The Provincial officers will contact Lodges directly in the coming days.
I need you to be there for me as I am for you.
May the Lord keep you all safe.
My best wishes.
CELEBRATE THE 12TH WITH MANCHESTER PROVINCE
This year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic that has struck our great nation, Manchester Province will be holding a 12th Stay @ Home celebration, not just for the safety of our membership but also our supporters and the general public. The Provincial Officers are holding two competitions for our members and friends, a prize will be given to the Best Dressed Window and for the Best Junior Art Project (Under 16s only) - those wishing to enter should email [email protected] with any photos or videos of your entry or of your family celebrating the 330th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, and if you are posting on social media please use the hashtags #ManchesterProvince #GloriousTwelfth and #lockdown. The closing date for the competition is the 13th July with winners being announced on Saturday 18th - PLEASE and this is very important YOU MUST comply with the lockdown regulations and ensure all decoration is done with pride for our culture and with respect for your neighbours.
The votes are in for the Twelfth Competitions, there were some outstanding efforts made by members and non members alike, with the final choices a close run thing.
The winning display (shown in the images), go to Andy & Lesley Fairbank for their wonderful Orange and Purple garden display in Preston.
The winning entry came from Clayton and Baillie Tipton from Blackpool, which was submitted by their dad Luke Tipton.
Prizes are on their way to you guys.
The Provincial Master and Officers were delighted at some of the displays, we thank you for your efforts and for staying safe and responsible with your garden parties.