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Broken Column Initiative

The Liverpool Group Wives and Widows Luncheon Club (Ladies Fellowship)


Dear Brethren

For many years the Liverpool Masonic Group have had a Ladies Fellowship whose membership consists of the wives and widows of our Brethren. Unfortunately, in recent years the numbers of the Fellowship have significantly declined.

West Lancashire Freemasons Charity (WLFC) have recently launched its Broken Column Initiative. The ethos of this scheme is essentially to assist in reducing incidents of loneliness and isolation which quite often occurs in regards to some of our Masonic widows.

Our Group has successfully applied to WLFC to be a part of this very important initiative. The sum of £2,500 has been allocated to assist the Club and its members to grow, develop and support those who would benefit from the social aspect it offers, in terms of reducing loneliness and isolation.

Following consultation with Mrs Carol Philip (Secretary) it has been agreed that for the purpose of this Initiative, the former Ladies Fellowship, will now be known as The Liverpool Group Wives and Widows Luncheon Club (Ladies Fellowship).

If you are aware of any widows within your Lodge, Chapter or our Group, who are not members, please put them in touch with the Ladies Luncheon Club.

Likewise, please make your wives and partners aware of this beneficial social opportunity.

The Ladies Luncheon Club Meetings are on the first Friday of October, December, February, April and May between 12 Noon and 3 PM at Hope Street.

There will be an evaluation of the scheme in June 2018.

Our Craft Vice Chairman, Dave Johnson will be the Group Champion and the liaison between the Ladies Luncheon Club and WLFC.

To ensure the future of this important aspect of the Liverpool Masonic Group, please identify Lodge widows who may benefit from membership and highlight its existence to your wives and partners to ensure its future continuity.

Further information about membership can be obtained from Carol (0151 521 3871), Dave or myself.

Sincerely and Fraternally


Mark F Matthews


Liverpool Group Chairman