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It’s Freemasonry, But Perhaps Not As We Know It !

Following the successful relationship between our Lodges that started in 2022, the members of St Mary’s Lodge.Gateshead returned the visit that Lodge Possilpark (Possilpark, Glasgow) had made to them in September 2022 with 12 St Mary’s members going along to witness a Scottish Third Degree Ceremony at their Lodge in Glasgow.

Our Worshipful Master Joe Kendall was welcomed into the Lodge by their Rt Worshipful Master, Edward Dixon and St Mary’s members formed two columns ahead of him. The ceremony started at 7.30pm and it did not finish until 10.30, then we retired to the Festive Board where the informality of the proceedings extended the evening considerably. Dinner was three courses: Scotch Pie; Chicken Curry and Rice and a Tunnock’s Biscuit; interesting but greatly accepted by all.

Back to the ceremony, where the ‘volunteer’ candidate for the evening was our very own Paul Sutton, of St Mary’s Lodge who was subjected to often ‘brutal treatment’ on his being Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. At some point it was unsure whether he would indeed be accepted as a new Master Mason, such was the unabated ‘testing’ demanded and scale of the physical attention demanded of him !

Also in attendance on the evening were an Official Visit from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow, established 1739 led by their Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Rt Worshipful Brother Alan Cuthill who interestingly is a Past Master of another St Mary’s Lodge, Partick St Mary’s Lodge No.117. Alan formally welcomed St Mary’s members to the Province of Glasgow. He had also done his homework on our Lodge from Gateshead, commenting on St Mary’s Church and its prominent position on the Gateshead side of the iconic Tyne Bridge. The former Principal Church of Gateshead, for over 900 years it played a significant part in life in the Town and Borough. He hoped that the association between our two Lodges would grow and be mutually beneficial to both parties. Bill Baty thanked Rt Worshipful Brother and his Provincial members for the honour of being supported by them; he thanked him for his remarks and sentiments and wished them well.

At the Festive Board our member, Joe Kendall spoke of the honour of heading our visit to Lodge Possilpark. In his own special way he made reference to the candidate, to the quality of the (long) ritual worked and for the generous hospitality afforded to us.

Several Possilpark Brethren have promised to attend our Lodge Installation in February 2024 (first Friday) when Joe Kendall will install Michael Kendall, his son, into the chair of St Mary’s Lodge; a unique and special occasion – all are welcome!

We look forward to seeing them next year and for the relationship between our Lodges to continue to grow, flourish and develop in the future.

I would recommend any member to consider visiting a Lodge or Lodges outside their own area or Province; it is illuminating and so rewarding to see how others perform ritual and it broadens one’s masonic knowledge.

Stronger Together

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St. Mary’s L4864

St Marys Lodge 4864

Who are we?

We believe we are one of the most respected Lodges in the Province and will be celebrating our Centenary in 2027. We are a daughter Lodge of the Lodge of Industry No. 48.

We have a wide range of ages and experience in our membership. 

We are a very well attended Lodge in the Gateshead Masonic Centre and make our Visiting Brethren most welcome. Every month we have a good attendance of both Members and Visiting Brethren.

We place great emphasis on our ceremonies and value our membership.

What we do

St Mary’s Lodge practice the values and traditions of Freemasonry, but at the same time embrace technology, innovation, support our Province and UGLE. 

We work ‘Old Working’ style of ritual. We also support any initiatives requested by our Masonic Authorities and work tirelessly with our membership to introduce the above and maintain our standards.

Why join us?

We are a very innovative Lodge; very aware of the personal morals, responsibilities and principles of Freemasons and how they are integrated within today’s more ‘modern world’. Every month we are well-attended and Brethren are guaranteed to have an enjoyable night with us. We believe in and practice good ritual as we believe this is imperative to our organisation and our future. The atmosphere at our Lodge nights is always positive and Members and Visiting Brethren look forward to a good ceremony and an enjoyable Festive Board which follows where standards are maintained but in a less formal and enjoyable manner. 

St Mary’s Lodge are an integral part of masonic life within Gateshead and take our responsibilities for our building, our fellow Lodges, our Province and our area very seriously. We support the PGM in all his initiatives and ideas.

We have a good number of senior Provincial Officers amongst our Membership who oversee the standards that are expected. We also expect those continued high standards from everyone who joins us and offer direct support from our Membership Officer, our Mentor and many other Brethren who are on hand to advise and assist. In recent years, we have been privileged to have quite a few Brethren from Lodges that have closed in our area and building join us. We make great efforts to integrate them into our Lodge and educate them in what is expected.

When we meet

On the First Friday in every month, except July, August and January. Our Installation/Annual Festival is in February.

Fees

Joining fee: £50

Lodge subscriptions: £168

Typical dining fee: £10 for three courses. Brethren are requested to dine with exceptions for dietary or medical needs. Meals need to be pre-ordered in advance of the meeting.

Contact

George Robert Tatters, Secretary or William Baty, Mentor.

George Robert Tatters, Secretary grtatters@outloook.com 0191 4202079 William Baty, Mentor 07956 125851 wbaty@aol.com Website Facebook
facilities at Gateshead Masonic Hall

Address

Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 1RB.

Hall information

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Parking: 

Ample car parking is available within the grounds of the building with some limited on-street parking if necessary.

Approach: 

Gateshead Masonic Hall offers three main entrance points, two of which are easy access. The main gated front entrance via Alexandra Road presents a few well lit steps, accompanied by a handrail. 

The two accessible entrances to the building are via the rear car park where the building is on the level. The first of the two wheelchair accessible points is via a set of doors leading from the car park into the main dining hall. The alternative route takes you to the Alexandra Road entrance of the building via well lit, perimeter footpath within the halls grounds. These routes are well lit and secured by CCTV.

Entrance: 

Wide double doors.

Emergency: 

There are Emergency Exits from all rooms evacuating to level ground outside the building. There is a defibrillator installed and several trained personnel.

Accessibility:

The Masonic Hall in Gateshead is a single storey building making it fully accessible to all and especially those with mobility issues. The building is accessed through wide double-doors at the front and rear. There are ramps leading into the building at both doors and there will always be a welcoming and friendly Gateshead Freemason available to assist if required. All rooms inside the building are on the same single floor and easily accessible without the need for internal ramps or lifts. There is a Hearing Loop within the main Lodge Room 

Toilets: 

There are separate male and female toilets, both are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The building hosts a large 200 capacity dining hall with a professional kitchen and fully functioning bar. The bar offers a selection of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, including a selection of draught beers, cans and bottles.

A large temple seating 100 and a smaller temple seating 50. 

A library / large meeting room, and a smaller meeting room.

The hall has separate Male / Female washroom facilities, each with their own cloakroom.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Access via the front entrance presents seven small steps assisted by a handrail. There are no further steps or lifts required within the building as it is built on ground level.

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St Edmund’s L7377





Who are we?

We are small in numbers but big on our devotion and attitude to freemasonry, we are a genuinely caring and dedicated and supportive lodge, a true brotherhood.

What we do

General fundraising for local and national charities. Frequent social meetings outside of lodge meetings and we have some of the best lectures in freemasonary anywhere.

Why join us?

Camarardarie, friendship and support are the essence of why St Edmund’s is a great choice for existing masons, and anyone considering joining.



When we meet

The second Monday of each month.

Fees

Joining fee: £0

Lodge subscriptions: £160

Typical dining fee: £10

Contact



sj.rochelle@blueyonder.co.uk


jaimefb2000@yahoo.co.uk


Website




facilities at Gateshead Masonic Hall

Parking: 

Ample car parking is available within the grounds of the building with some limited on-street parking if necessary.

Approach: 

Gateshead Masonic Hall offers three main entrance points, two of which are easy access. The main gated front entrance via Alexandra Road presents a few well lit steps, accompanied by a handrail. 

The two accessible entrances to the building are via the rear car park where the building is on the level. The first of the two wheelchair accessible points is via a set of doors leading from the car park into the main dining hall. The alternative route takes you to the Alexandra Road entrance of the building via well lit, perimeter footpath within the halls grounds. These routes are well lit and secured by CCTV.

Entrance: 

Wide double doors.

Emergency: 

There are Emergency Exits from all rooms evacuating to level ground outside the building. There is a defibrillator installed and several trained personnel.

Accessibility:

The Masonic Hall in Gateshead is a single storey building making it fully accessible to all and especially those with mobility issues. The building is accessed through wide double-doors at the front and rear. There are ramps leading into the building at both doors and there will always be a welcoming and friendly Gateshead Freemason available to assist if required. All rooms inside the building are on the same single floor and easily accessible without the need for internal ramps or lifts. There is a Hearing Loop within the main Lodge Room 

Toilets: 

There are separate male and female toilets, both are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The building hosts a large 200 capacity dining hall with a professional kitchen and fully functioning bar. The bar offers a selection of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, including a selection of draught beers, cans and bottles.

A large temple seating 100 and a smaller temple seating 50. 

A library / large meeting room, and a smaller meeting room.

The hall has separate Male / Female washroom facilities, each with their own cloakroom.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Access via the front entrance presents seven small steps assisted by a handrail. There are no further steps or lifts required within the building as it is built on ground level.


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Gateshead Fell L4349

Geatshed Fell 4349





Who are we?

Freemasonry has a wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.

People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It’s actually straightforward.

The essential qualifications for admission is that you have a belief in a Supreme Being.It is usual for candidates to be “mature men of 21 years and over”, but in some circumstances candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 can be admitted.

What we do

Freemasonry is the U.K.’s largest secular, fraternal and charitable organisation. It teaches moral lessons and self-knowledge through participation in a progression of allegorical two-part plays.

Why join us?

If your are over the age of 21 years, Freemasonry not only offers self improvement, it affords it’s members excellent opportunities to socialise with like minded people locally, nationally, and for some (with permission) even further afield again. Regular social events give you the opportunity to get family and friends involved too. We also promote masonic and non-masonic charities. Freemasonry’s influence for good is never ending.



When we meet

3rd Tuesday September – May.

Fees

Joining fee: £0

Lodge subscriptions: £144

Typical dining fee: £10

Contact



secretary@gatesheadfell.co.uk


Website




facilities at Gateshead Masonic Hall

Parking: 

Ample car parking is available within the grounds of the building with some limited on-street parking if necessary.

Approach: 

Gateshead Masonic Hall offers three main entrance points, two of which are easy access. The main gated front entrance via Alexandra Road presents a few well lit steps, accompanied by a handrail. 

The two accessible entrances to the building are via the rear car park where the building is on the level. The first of the two wheelchair accessible points is via a set of doors leading from the car park into the main dining hall. The alternative route takes you to the Alexandra Road entrance of the building via well lit, perimeter footpath within the halls grounds. These routes are well lit and secured by CCTV.

Entrance: 

Wide double doors.

Emergency: 

There are Emergency Exits from all rooms evacuating to level ground outside the building. There is a defibrillator installed and several trained personnel.

Accessibility:

The Masonic Hall in Gateshead is a single storey building making it fully accessible to all and especially those with mobility issues. The building is accessed through wide double-doors at the front and rear. There are ramps leading into the building at both doors and there will always be a welcoming and friendly Gateshead Freemason available to assist if required. All rooms inside the building are on the same single floor and easily accessible without the need for internal ramps or lifts. There is a Hearing Loop within the main Lodge Room 

Toilets: 

There are separate male and female toilets, both are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The building hosts a large 200 capacity dining hall with a professional kitchen and fully functioning bar. The bar offers a selection of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, including a selection of draught beers, cans and bottles.

A large temple seating 100 and a smaller temple seating 50. 

A library / large meeting room, and a smaller meeting room.

The hall has separate Male / Female washroom facilities, each with their own cloakroom.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Access via the front entrance presents seven small steps assisted by a handrail. There are no further steps or lifts required within the building as it is built on ground level.


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Beaconsfield L7768

Beaconsfield Logo





Who are we?

Beaconsfield Lodge No 7768 was founded in 1961 and became a dining Lodge in 1999, now meeting four times a year. Although the membership is low and generally of retirement age our meetings attract many visitors and are always vibrant and happy. 

We practice the “old workings” ritual, which is not too dissimilar to Emulation but it does have its own character. 

The members firmly believe in the tenants of the order, Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity and we were one of the first lodges in the Province to receive a Platinum Award for the 2021 Festival Giving.

What we do

We meet as Freemasons, enjoying each other’s company in the convivial atmosphere of a traditional lodge. Being a small in number, we have an excellent record of team-working with all members willing to stand-in for any absent officer. We look after each other and take great care to ensure that no member is without help if it is needed. That can include lifts to and from meetings, acting as taxi drivers if an invalided member needs to visit hospital or his GP practice, or simple home visits and phone calls if a member is ill and cannot attend meetings.

Why join us?

Beaconsfield Lodge has an almost unique position as a dining lodge within the Province. That said the lodge does take its meetings and ritual seriously and strives for perfection in the delivery of its ceremonies The lodge adopts a relaxed and dignified atmosphere in its proceedings which will suit men who go about their business quietly, diligently and efficiently. Being small in number Beaconsfield can offer all the same advantages as any other masonic lodge but the new member will quickly become acquainted with, and be known by, all lodge members, something that is not always possible in larger lodges, enabling him to gain confidence where previously they may have felt ignored, inhibited and subsequently lacked confidence.

Any new member will be assured of the guidance, support and encouragement from all current members and visitors to the lodge. There are many experienced members and a high level of trust existing among the members creating an ideal environment for learning and development. He will, at his own pace, have the opportunity to advance through all offices of the lodge, to deliver ritual and, perhaps, deliver lectures to the lodge should he wish to do so.

The Festive Board is a time to relax and enjoy the company of fellow masons, engage in interesting and varied conversations whilst enjoying a high-quality meal.  

All meals are waitress served and usually comprise a sherry reception, four courses followed by port and tea or coffee.



When we meet

First Tuesday February, April (Installation) July and November.

Fees

Joining fee: £15

Lodge subscriptions: £135

Typical dining fee: £17

Contact



beaconsfieldlodge7768@gmail.com




facilities at Gateshead Masonic Hall

Parking: 

Ample car parking is available within the grounds of the building with some limited on-street parking if necessary.

Approach: 

Gateshead Masonic Hall offers three main entrance points, two of which are easy access. The main gated front entrance via Alexandra Road presents a few well lit steps, accompanied by a handrail. 

The two accessible entrances to the building are via the rear car park where the building is on the level. The first of the two wheelchair accessible points is via a set of doors leading from the car park into the main dining hall. The alternative route takes you to the Alexandra Road entrance of the building via well lit, perimeter footpath within the halls grounds. These routes are well lit and secured by CCTV.

Entrance: 

Wide double doors.

Emergency: 

There are Emergency Exits from all rooms evacuating to level ground outside the building. There is a defibrillator installed and several trained personnel.

Accessibility:

The Masonic Hall in Gateshead is a single storey building making it fully accessible to all and especially those with mobility issues. The building is accessed through wide double-doors at the front and rear. There are ramps leading into the building at both doors and there will always be a welcoming and friendly Gateshead Freemason available to assist if required. All rooms inside the building are on the same single floor and easily accessible without the need for internal ramps or lifts. There is a Hearing Loop within the main Lodge Room 

Toilets: 

There are separate male and female toilets, both are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The building hosts a large 200 capacity dining hall with a professional kitchen and fully functioning bar. The bar offers a selection of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, including a selection of draught beers, cans and bottles.

A large temple seating 100 and a smaller temple seating 50. 

A library / large meeting room, and a smaller meeting room.

The hall has separate Male / Female washroom facilities, each with their own cloakroom.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Access via the front entrance presents seven small steps assisted by a handrail. There are no further steps or lifts required within the building as it is built on ground level.


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The Bewick L5988

The Bewick Lodge





Who are we?

The Bewick Lodge No 5988 was granted its warrant on the 2nd August 1944 and consecrated on 16th December 1944 under charter from the United Grand Lodge of England    It was founded to mark the twenty-first anniversary of the consecration of Prince Edwin Lodge No.4519, which was consecrated on 12th May 1923.  Founder membership was restricted to the members of the Prince Edwin Lodge.   The name “Bewick” was selected because of the association with the Borough of Gateshead and with Thomas Bewick, the wood engraver.    The excellence of his work won him national fame and distinction in the world of literature and art, and he was acknowledged to be a craftsman of the very highest standing and a superb creative artist. We in turn keep age-old traditions of the Lodge with good ritual in a friendly atmosphere where all current and New masons are welcome.

What we do

The Bewick Lodge 5988 is a friendly Lodge who’s members enjoy meeting with like-minded people both in the lodge and in the social side of the evening. 

Why join us?

A small but perfectly formed Lodge with a wide cross section of members with common aims – to help others and project the benefits of masonry



When we meet

1ST Wednesday in September to June – Installation in April.

Fees

Joining fee: £55

Lodge subscriptions: £165

Typical dining fee: £10

Contact



secretary@thebewicklodge5988.uk


Website


Facebook




facilities at Gateshead Masonic Hall

Parking: 

Ample car parking is available within the grounds of the building with some limited on-street parking if necessary.

Approach: 

Gateshead Masonic Hall offers three main entrance points, two of which are easy access. The main gated front entrance via Alexandra Road presents a few well lit steps, accompanied by a handrail. 

The two accessible entrances to the building are via the rear car park where the building is on the level. The first of the two wheelchair accessible points is via a set of doors leading from the car park into the main dining hall. The alternative route takes you to the Alexandra Road entrance of the building via well lit, perimeter footpath within the halls grounds. These routes are well lit and secured by CCTV.

Entrance: 

Wide double doors.

Emergency: 

There are Emergency Exits from all rooms evacuating to level ground outside the building. There is a defibrillator installed and several trained personnel.

Accessibility:

The Masonic Hall in Gateshead is a single storey building making it fully accessible to all and especially those with mobility issues. The building is accessed through wide double-doors at the front and rear. There are ramps leading into the building at both doors and there will always be a welcoming and friendly Gateshead Freemason available to assist if required. All rooms inside the building are on the same single floor and easily accessible without the need for internal ramps or lifts. There is a Hearing Loop within the main Lodge Room 

Toilets: 

There are separate male and female toilets, both are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The building hosts a large 200 capacity dining hall with a professional kitchen and fully functioning bar. The bar offers a selection of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, including a selection of draught beers, cans and bottles.

A large temple seating 100 and a smaller temple seating 50. 

A library / large meeting room, and a smaller meeting room.

The hall has separate Male / Female washroom facilities, each with their own cloakroom.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Access via the front entrance presents seven small steps assisted by a handrail. There are no further steps or lifts required within the building as it is built on ground level.


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Lodge of Industry L48

Lodge of Industry 48





Who are we?

The oldest Lodge in the Province of Durham and reputed to be one of the oldest Lodges in the English Constitution.  It was certainly known before 1717 and founded by Operative Masons and joined the Grand Lodge in 1735.

What we do

We are active in donating to many varied charities and attempt to make good men better.  We support our neighbouring Lodges in Durham and Northumberland by joining and enthusiastically visiting them so extending our fraternal relationships.

Why join us?

We are the oldest Lodge in the Province of Durham with a strong historical emphasis and use the Old Working Ritual in our ceremonies.

To meet other people with similar attitudes to life.

To look for new challenges and new skills raising monies for charitable purposes.



When we meet

We meet on the fourth Monday of each month with the exception of June, July, August and December.

Fees

Joining fee: Nil

Lodge subscriptions: £135

Typical dining fee: £10

Contact



industry.no48@gmail.com


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facilities at Gateshead Masonic Hall

Parking: 

Ample car parking is available within the grounds of the building with some limited on-street parking if necessary.

Approach: 

Gateshead Masonic Hall offers three main entrance points, two of which are easy access. The main gated front entrance via Alexandra Road presents a few well lit steps, accompanied by a handrail. 

The two accessible entrances to the building are via the rear car park where the building is on the level. The first of the two wheelchair accessible points is via a set of doors leading from the car park into the main dining hall. The alternative route takes you to the Alexandra Road entrance of the building via well lit, perimeter footpath within the halls grounds. These routes are well lit and secured by CCTV.

Entrance: 

Wide double doors.

Emergency: 

There are Emergency Exits from all rooms evacuating to level ground outside the building. There is a defibrillator installed and several trained personnel.

Accessibility:

The Masonic Hall in Gateshead is a single storey building making it fully accessible to all and especially those with mobility issues. The building is accessed through wide double-doors at the front and rear. There are ramps leading into the building at both doors and there will always be a welcoming and friendly Gateshead Freemason available to assist if required. All rooms inside the building are on the same single floor and easily accessible without the need for internal ramps or lifts. There is a Hearing Loop within the main Lodge Room 

Toilets: 

There are separate male and female toilets, both are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The building hosts a large 200 capacity dining hall with a professional kitchen and fully functioning bar. The bar offers a selection of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, including a selection of draught beers, cans and bottles.

A large temple seating 100 and a smaller temple seating 50. 

A library / large meeting room, and a smaller meeting room.

The hall has separate Male / Female washroom facilities, each with their own cloakroom.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Access via the front entrance presents seven small steps assisted by a handrail. There are no further steps or lifts required within the building as it is built on ground level.


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Gateshead Masonic Hall




facilities at Gateshead Masonic Hall

Parking: 

Ample car parking is available within the grounds of the building with some limited on-street parking if necessary.

Approach: 

Gateshead Masonic Hall offers three main entrance points, two of which are easy access. The main gated front entrance via Alexandra Road presents a few well lit steps, accompanied by a handrail. 

The two accessible entrances to the building are via the rear car park where the building is on the level. The first of the two wheelchair accessible points is via a set of doors leading from the car park into the main dining hall. The alternative route takes you to the Alexandra Road entrance of the building via well lit, perimeter footpath within the halls grounds. These routes are well lit and secured by CCTV.

Entrance: 

Wide double doors.

Emergency: 

There are Emergency Exits from all rooms evacuating to level ground outside the building. There is a defibrillator installed and several trained personnel.

Accessibility:

The Masonic Hall in Gateshead is a single storey building making it fully accessible to all and especially those with mobility issues. The building is accessed through wide double-doors at the front and rear. There are ramps leading into the building at both doors and there will always be a welcoming and friendly Gateshead Freemason available to assist if required. All rooms inside the building are on the same single floor and easily accessible without the need for internal ramps or lifts. There is a Hearing Loop within the main Lodge Room 

Toilets: 

There are separate male and female toilets, both are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The building hosts a large 200 capacity dining hall with a professional kitchen and fully functioning bar. The bar offers a selection of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, including a selection of draught beers, cans and bottles.

A large temple seating 100 and a smaller temple seating 50. 

A library / large meeting room, and a smaller meeting room.

The hall has separate Male / Female washroom facilities, each with their own cloakroom.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Access via the front entrance presents seven small steps assisted by a handrail. There are no further steps or lifts required within the building as it is built on ground level.


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Benevolence at Work | Durham Freemasons

Durham Army Cadet Force has over 700 cadets (aged 12-18) and 200 adults in over 30 locations in every corner of County Durham, Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead.

The ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations. It is also one of the oldest tracing its history back to 1859.

Based at HQ in the Drill Hall Chester-Le-Street, Cadet Administrative Assistant, (CAA)

Captain E Lennon (Ted) applied to Durham Benevolence for a Community Support Grant.

The grant is to be used to help with costs of training programs for young people with life skills. On early Good Friday morning Durham freemason, Lieutenant Colonel John Henry was delighted to turn out in full combat fatigues on a special mission for Durham Benevolence.

Feeling at home amongst the troop of 36 cadets and 4 adults before they departed to Nijmegen in the Netherlands on exercise. Captain Gary Richardson was presented with a certificate from John Henry on behalf of the Durham freemasons to go along with the £1,000 grant already thankfully received. Gary especially mentioned the long-time relationship between the Durham ACF and Durham freemasons where they have sponsored them in the past. John Henry wished them all a safe journey and captivated their attention when informing them that he started his army career in Durham ACF, 39 years ago.

This Community Support Grant is one of many awarded by Durham Benevolence to various organisations throughout the province on a regular basis. The latest batch includes Sunderland Culture (£1000),    Bolton Colts under 7s Football Club(£500),    Hospitality and Hope (£1000),    Humbleton & Plains Farm Youth Football Club (£1000),    ICOS, International Community Organisation of Sunderland (£1000),     Sunderland Womens Centre (£3500)

Durham freemasons proud to help

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The Ravensworth Masonic Golf Trophy 2023 | Durham Freemasons

This Competition was started in 1921 with the Winners from the Lodge of Industry. Over the past 101 years it has been the focus of an enjoyable day out for Brethren who like their golf. Whatever their ability they can enter this Annual Competition and enjoy masonic fellowship and at the same time raising funds for our fantastic initiative ‘Teddies For Loving Care Durham’.

To win the Ravensworth Trophy, the winning pair must be two Freemasons from the Province of Durham, representing a named lodge, of which at least one of the pair is a member. Non-masonic guests are welcome to play and, although ineligible to win the trophy, will receive a suitable prize if finishing in a ‘placed’ position. There will also be a prize for Nearest-The-Pin.

The entry fee is £75 per Two-Ball or £150 per Four-Ball paid in advance to include coffee, tea and bacon sandwich on arrival and two course meal afterwards with all profits going to Masonic Charities. It is expected that entries will be made either as a foursome or as a pair. Tee times are reserved from 10.00am.

Those wishing to enter the event should contact Alan Jenkins  at  alan202@btinernet.com  (07780 304364), Martin Rankin  at  martinrankin@btconnect.com  (07850 527100)  or  Craig Pattison  at  craigpattison3@gmail.com   (07921 220186)  and inform them of your preferred tee time.

Entries can only be confirmed on receipt of payment by cheque – payable to “ Ravensworth Golf Trophy ” or preferably by bank transfer to:

Ravensworth Golf Trophy

Sort Code 20-45-45

Account No. 03562204

Every hole can be sponsored at a very reasonable cost of £25 with the sponsors details on the Tee Box and full recognition given to their company, organisation, masonic lodge or group. We welcome any contributions towards this – please contact  Bill Baty at wbaty@aol.com (07956125851) for further details.

A Raffle will also be held on the day and any donated prizes would be welcomed.

We look forward to welcoming you to Roseberry Grange Golf Club for this very special Masonic Social Event, one that we hope you will support.

Stronger  together

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