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Installation of New Provincial Executive Members / St Bede Lodge No.1119 – 1st Degree Ceremony 

St Bede Lodge No.1119, have kindly agreed to allow the Province to Install WBro J D Watts and WBro Dr. R Bhalla to their new roles within the Province on the same evening as they are carrying out a ‘live’ 1st Degree Ceremony. The Lodge have ‘relocated’ to Gateshead for this evening only. 

The Initiation Ceremony which is to follow the Installations is of course open to all Craft ranks.

Date: Wednesday 31st Jan 2024,

Start – 6:15 pm Prompt.

Venue: Gateshead Masonic Hall, Alexandra Road, Gateshead, NE8 1RB.

This promises to be an extra special night for all concerned and dining places MUST be booked and paid for in advance via: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/provincialgrandlodgeofdurham

Dining reservations will open on Thursday 11th January @ 9.00 am and close @ 6.00 pm prompt on Tuesday 23rd January 2024, as a week’s notice of dining numbers is required for the Caterer.

Bookings will not be available on the night.

Festive Board Menu:

Starter: Pate, Crisp Bread, and Salad

Main: Chicken Chasseur with Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert: Cheese Board

Tickets are priced at £16 per person.

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Critical Care Support

When Bill Armstrongs sister in law recently collapsed, she was rushed to the Critical Care Unit of Sunderland General Hospital. Bill and the family were so impressed and grateful for the wonderful care and support that both the patient and the family received, that they decided to try to raise funds to support that unit.

On Saturday 2nd December 2023, Bill and the rest of the members of Jarrow Grange Lodge no. 8551 held a fundraising social at Jarrow Masonic Hall in aid of the Critical Care Unit. Over 100 members, family and friends were in attendance and they were treated to a fantastic evening with a wonderful buffet, entertainment from Holly Jade, the daughter of the Master of the Lodge, two lots of Bingo, a Raffle and an Auction.

All told the event raised an incredible £1230 for the Critical Care Unit and the Lodge are now submitting a request to Durham Benevolence for any top up funding that may be available.

Well done Bill and all of the Members of Jarrow Grange Lodge.

Stronger Together

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Ellison Hall L7165

Ellison 7165

Who are we?

Ellison Hall Lodge is a lodge based in Hebburn, that was formed and consecrated in May 1952.

Although we are relatively small in numbers of members, we pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming lodge for both new members and visitors from other lodges.

What we do

We have a history of caring for the welfare of our members, past members and the widows of former members.

We also actively support local charities, with the lodge members having provided donations to and arranged fund raising events to support local cancer charities in the past.

Why join us?

Join us to experience the enjoyment of freemasonry (enjoy participating in the ceremonies in a relaxed atmosphere), followed by the social side at our festive board, where you can enjoy a few drinks and a meal with people who will do everything to make you feel welcomed.

By joining Ellison Hall lodge, you will join a long established lodge that cares for it’s members and cares for local charities.

When we meet

3rd. Thursday in month (except July & August).

Fees

Joining fee: £69.00 (UGLE joining fee only)

Lodge subscriptions: £125

Typical dining fee: £8

Contact

ellisonhall7165@gmail.com
facilities at Jarrow Masonic Hall

Address

Grange Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3LD.

Hall information

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Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample free roadside parking is available directly outside and very close to the Masonic Hall in Jarrow. 

Approach: 

Access to the building is directly off the street.

Entrance: 

There is a small step over the hearth of the ground floor entrance, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair with ease.

Emergency: 

Stairs in addition to which a fire escape is located at the back and on the side of the building with exits on the second and third floor.

Accessibility:

A Hearing Loop is available for use in the Lodge room and dining room. We have a lift to all floors.

Toilets: 

Located on the midfloor level between the second and third floors with the disabled toilet being located with the entrance lobby.

Inside: 

All floors can be accessible using the lift or the stairs. Internal doors are slightly wider than a standard door which makes them wheelchair friendly. We have a lodge room that has to be seen to appreciate for its beauty, there nothing to equal it and our dining room is fantastic.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Lift and stairs available to all part of the building.

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Hebburn L7201

Hebbrn Lodge 7201

Who are we?

Hebburn Lodge No7201 is one of 6 Lodges that Meet in Jarrow Masonic Hall. The Lodge was consecrated in 1952 and was originally Heabrym Lodge which originated from the Anglo Saxon word for Hebburn. The Lodge Amalgamated with Palmer Lodge No9255 in 2018 marking a first for The Province of Durham.

Whilst the Lodge originally drew its membership from heavy Industry based on the banks of the River Tyne from such famous companies such Reyrolle, Swan Hunter, and Pyrotenax, the lodge now has a quite diverse membership from a wide variety of backgrounds.

What we do

We are like-minded people who enjoy themselves in each other’s company and that of our visitors and guests, who we are always very happy to see and greet.

We pride ourselves on the high standard of our ceremonial at our meetings, The ritual of which we are held in high renown by other local Lodges. 

The dining after our meeting, known as the Festive Board, whilst conforming to all protocols, are relaxed affairs offering an excellent opportunity to get to know members and those visiting from other Lodges. We organise and participate in many initiatives at the Wearside Masonic Temple, Open Days, Heritage Days, social events, etc. 

As well as working within the Lodge, we support other Lodges through regular visits and enjoy.

When we meet

19.00 Fourth Monday in each month (except July and August) November (Installation Meeting) with the December meeting being held on the 3rd Monday at 19.00.

Fees

Joining fee: £10

Lodge subscriptions: £125

Typical dining fee: £10

Contact

hebburn.secretary7201@gmail.com
facilities at Jarrow Masonic Hall

Address

Grange Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3LD.

Hall information

Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample free roadside parking is available directly outside and very close to the Masonic Hall in Jarrow. 

Approach: 

Access to the building is directly off the street.

Entrance: 

There is a small step over the hearth of the ground floor entrance, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair with ease.

Emergency: 

Stairs in addition to which a fire escape is located at the back and on the side of the building with exits on the second and third floor.

Accessibility:

A Hearing Loop is available for use in the Lodge room and dining room. We have a lift to all floors.

Toilets: 

Located on the midfloor level between the second and third floors with the disabled toilet being located with the entrance lobby.

Inside: 

All floors can be accessible using the lift or the stairs. Internal doors are slightly wider than a standard door which makes them wheelchair friendly. We have a lodge room that has to be seen to appreciate for its beauty, there nothing to equal it and our dining room is fantastic.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Lift and stairs available to all part of the building.

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St Bede L1119

St Bede Lodge No 1119

Who are we?

We are the senior and the oldest lodge in Jarrow with a long and traditional masonic history having been consecrated in 1866. 

What we do

We make good men better, come and join us.

Why join us?

We are mix of the young and the  mature, although we are small in number, we are all keen and enthusiastic masons coming from varied backgrounds.

We strongly up hold the traditions of the lodge  and at the same time make sure that we enjoy our masonry.

When we meet

On the last Wednesday of each month (December Third Wednesday)  except for the months of July & August.

Fees

Joining fee: £82.80 plus subscriptions.

Lodge subscriptions: £120

Typical dining fee: Typically less than £6

Contact

john.harle@talktalk.net Website
facilities at Jarrow Masonic Hall

Address

Grange Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3LD.

Hall information

Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample free roadside parking is available directly outside and very close to the Masonic Hall in Jarrow. 

Approach: 

Access to the building is directly off the street.

Entrance: 

There is a small step over the hearth of the ground floor entrance, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair with ease.

Emergency: 

Stairs in addition to which a fire escape is located at the back and on the side of the building with exits on the second and third floor.

Accessibility:

A Hearing Loop is available for use in the Lodge room and dining room. We have a lift to all floors.

Toilets: 

Located on the midfloor level between the second and third floors with the disabled toilet being located with the entrance lobby.

Inside: 

All floors can be accessible using the lift or the stairs. Internal doors are slightly wider than a standard door which makes them wheelchair friendly. We have a lodge room that has to be seen to appreciate for its beauty, there nothing to equal it and our dining room is fantastic.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Lift and stairs available to all part of the building.

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St Paul L3242

St Paul 3242

Who are we?

St Paul Lodge was formed in 1907 and has been meeting on the first Thursday of the month at the Masonic Hall in Jarrow ever since. 

Our members have an age range of late 20s to mid 90s and we enjoy a wide membership demographic. Traditionally our members have included working professionals from the teaching, finance and engineering fields and we still have a number of members who work in these areas. We also, have members in the telecommunications industries and in a variety of skilled trades, as well as a number who are happily retired.

We are a growing and lively Lodge whose members enjoy the traditions and history of our Lodge and of the Craft, whilst being willing to adapt and change to the needs of our modern society. We are committed to supporting both local and national charities along with the local community. 

There is a great sense of camaraderie within the Lodge and also with the members of the other local Lodges. 

What we do

We gather for official our meetings, to rehearse the traditional ceremonies of the Craft and to conduct other lodge business, but we also get together regularly on a social basis.

We are developing a reputation as a charitable, fundraising Lodge with several of our members involved in arranging and taking part in sponsored fundraising events; including the London Marathon, Great North Run and a sponsored Coast & Castles cycle event from Edinburgh to Durham.

At our most recent Installation we held a Hamper Raffle which raised £850 which is being donated to our local food banks to support our local community.

Why join us?

Membership of St Paul Lodge offers a great sense of camaraderie whilst maintaining the history and traditions of Craft Freemasonry and developing a great sense of fulfilment when supporting local and national charities and the wider community.

We have members across a wide range of ages and welcome likeminded candidates from across the region.

When we meet

1st Thursday in the Month from September until June (inclusive) – Start at 7pm

Installation meeting February – Start at 5.30pm

No meeting – July & August

Fees

Joining fee: £100

Lodge subscriptions: £121

Typical dining fee: Typically less than £5 – £6

Contact

StPaulLodge3242sec@hotmail.com
facilities at Jarrow Masonic Hall

Address

Grange Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3LD.

Hall information

Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample free roadside parking is available directly outside and very close to the Masonic Hall in Jarrow. 

Approach: 

Access to the building is directly off the street.

Entrance: 

There is a small step over the hearth of the ground floor entrance, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair with ease.

Emergency: 

Stairs in addition to which a fire escape is located at the back and on the side of the building with exits on the second and third floor.

Accessibility:

A Hearing Loop is available for use in the Lodge room and dining room. We have a lift to all floors.

Toilets: 

Located on the midfloor level between the second and third floors with the disabled toilet being located with the entrance lobby.

Inside: 

All floors can be accessible using the lift or the stairs. Internal doors are slightly wider than a standard door which makes them wheelchair friendly. We have a lodge room that has to be seen to appreciate for its beauty, there nothing to equal it and our dining room is fantastic.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Lift and stairs available to all part of the building.

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Jarrow Grange L8551

Who are we?

Jarrow Grange Lodge No 8551 (consecrated 1974) we are one of four |Lodges that meet in Grange Road and we are the last Lodge to be granted a Warrant and next year we celebrate our Fiftieth Anniversary. We raise moneys for local charities. We are known as the friendly lodge due to our fraternal and hospitality to everyone who visits the Lodge.

What we do

Our Lodge prides itself on being a group with a common goal of meeting like minded people and to enjoy their company with a view to make a difference to each other’s lives and in the local community.

Why join us?

We are a proactive Lodge and have a cross section of Members who are willing to support the Lodge in the many activities we have which we always has a charity aspect to this.

When we meet

2Nnd Monday in September to June

Installation March. 7pm Start Installation 5/5.30pm

Fees

Joining fee: £100

Lodge subscriptions: £130

Typical dining fee: Typically less than £5

Contact

sec8551@hotmail.co.uk
facilities at Jarrow Masonic Hall

Address

Grange Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3LD.

Hall information

Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample free roadside parking is available directly outside and very close to the Masonic Hall in Jarrow. 

Approach: 

Access to the building is directly off the street.

Entrance: 

There is a small step over the hearth of the ground floor entrance, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair with ease.

Emergency: 

Stairs in addition to which a fire escape is located at the back and on the side of the building with exits on the second and third floor.

Accessibility:

A Hearing Loop is available for use in the Lodge room and dining room. We have a lift to all floors.

Toilets: 

Located on the midfloor level between the second and third floors with the disabled toilet being located with the entrance lobby.

Inside: 

All floors can be accessible using the lift or the stairs. Internal doors are slightly wider than a standard door which makes them wheelchair friendly. We have a lodge room that has to be seen to appreciate for its beauty, there nothing to equal it and our dining room is fantastic.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Lift and stairs available to all part of the building.

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Gyrwy L6462

Who are we?

Gyrwy Lodge were consecrated just after the Second World War on the 11th June 1947.  The Lodge was formed at a time when membership of the local lodges was growing and in order to satisfy the demand it was decided that a new lodge was needed, Gywry duly being formed by founding members from other Jarrow and Hebburn lodges, predominantly St Bede Lodge.

What we do

A typical meeting would consist of the formal aspect, to carry out lodge business followed by the social side consisting of a meal in an informal setting to allow each to talk to their friends and generally catch up.  Whilst there is a formality and regularity to the proceedings, this does not impact on the warm and friendly atmosphere that is actively encouraged. 

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming lodge, with interesting evenings and forward thinking initiatives whilst always being mindful of the traditions of the organisation.  We nurture individual aspiration and desire for proactive involvement that makes Freemasonry special to each member, each for their own reasons.  This is done to allow each individual to involve themselves as they see fit and to enjoy being with like-minded individuals. 

Why join us?

Our members come from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, careers and interests, each bringing their own individuality to the lodge and to our meetings.  This diversity enhances the general ambience and has ensured that the lodge has remained vibrant and a pleasure to attend.

Members hobbies and interests are often in the public realm, within our local community and it is without doubt that you will have encountered a member without knowing they are also a mason.

Charitable efforts are common and encouraged although this is very much a case of each to their own and without detriment to one’s everyday life.  Members of our lodge are involved in various charitable enterprises as well as working with masonic charities.

When we meet

Second Thursday of each month, excepting July and August.

The annual festival and installation meeting is held in September.

Fees

Joining fee:

Lodge subscriptions:

Typical dining fee: Typically less than £10

Contact

gyrwy6462@gmail.com
facilities at Jarrow Masonic Hall

Address

Grange Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3LD.

Hall information

Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample free roadside parking is available directly outside and very close to the Masonic Hall in Jarrow. 

Approach: 

Access to the building is directly off the street.

Entrance: 

There is a small step over the hearth of the ground floor entrance, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair with ease.

Emergency: 

Stairs in addition to which a fire escape is located at the back and on the side of the building with exits on the second and third floor.

Accessibility:

A Hearing Loop is available for use in the Lodge room and dining room. We have a lift to all floors.

Toilets: 

Located on the midfloor level between the second and third floors with the disabled toilet being located with the entrance lobby.

Inside: 

All floors can be accessible using the lift or the stairs. Internal doors are slightly wider than a standard door which makes them wheelchair friendly. We have a lodge room that has to be seen to appreciate for its beauty, there nothing to equal it and our dining room is fantastic.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Lift and stairs available to all part of the building.

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Jarrow Masonic Hall

facilities at Jarrow Masonic Hall

Address

Grange Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3LD.

Hall information

Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample free roadside parking is available directly outside and very close to the Masonic Hall in Jarrow. 

Approach: 

Access to the building is directly off the street.

Entrance: 

There is a small step over the hearth of the ground floor entrance, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair with ease.

Emergency: 

Stairs in addition to which a fire escape is located at the back and on the side of the building with exits on the second and third floor.

Accessibility:

A Hearing Loop is available for use in the Lodge room and dining room. We have a lift to all floors.

Toilets: 

Located on the midfloor level between the second and third floors with the disabled toilet being located with the entrance lobby.

Inside: 

All floors can be accessible using the lift or the stairs. Internal doors are slightly wider than a standard door which makes them wheelchair friendly. We have a lodge room that has to be seen to appreciate for its beauty, there nothing to equal it and our dining room is fantastic.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Lift and stairs available to all part of the building.

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Helping Hands | Durham Freemasons

The Master of Jarrow Grange Lodge, Danny Martin, and the lodge charity steward Billy Armstrong are seen in the photo handing a cheque to the value of £300 to Tracey Beaton a patron of “Bede Helping Hands”.

“Bede Helping Hands” is a charity that is helping local people in the Jarrow area who are struggling to get through these tough times. The £300 was raised by Jarrow Grange Lodge at their “Burns night social” held on Saturday the 20th of January. The event was well attended by members of the lodge, supported by their friends and family, and visiting members from other lodges, who all enjoyed a Burns night supper as well as lots of light-hearted entertainment after the haggis had been piped in and formally addressed.

At the last meeting of the lodge, Billy made a plea for extra help from the members to help supply tinned and dried foods as well as toiletries etc, which would be donated monthly to give Bede Helping Hands charity some much needed help.

Tracey Beaton and some of her colleagues from the charity, have been invited to attend the next “open night” to give the members a broader insight into how they are helping local people, not just with food handouts, but also advice on many subjects to help them through these difficult times.

Well done Jarrow Grange.

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