The Bells are Ringing in Tanfield
Following an appeal which was set up by parishioners of St Margaret’s Church in the village of Tanfield, Co Durham, £127,000 was raised through donations and sponsorship to restore the bells and renew the framework within the belfry.
The Freemasons of Durham awarded the appeal a Community Support Grant of £1,000. The organiser and Bell Captain Andrew Wallace issued an open invitation to the Durham Freemasons to come along on Saturday 30th November 2019 to join in the festivities of the bells being rededicated by The Right Reverend Paul Butler, The Bishop of Durham.
Freemasons, Stewart K Bell, Robert Nicholson and Dennis J Geer accompanied by their families attended the choral evensong and witnessed the rededication while the Bells rang out heralding a new dawn for the Bell Ringers of Tanfield
Picture L-R Bell Captain Andrew Wallace, Dennis J Geer (Back) The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, Parish Priest Rev Dr Andrew Miller, Stewart K Bell & Robert Nicholson.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”