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Membership Team Event

Our Provincial Membership Team have completed their latest 2 information events for potential candidates. The open events took place at Darlington on 12th January and at Chester le Street on the 27th and were hosted by the 2 “Andrews”, Messrs Moule & Foster.

In total, 17 prospective Members were in attendance at the 2 events and they were treated to a wonderful insight into Freemasonry in general and on joining a Lodge in the Province of Durham in particular.

Many of those in attendance had approached the Membership Team during the recent local digital marketing campaign and were delighted to be able to find out more about our wonderful fraternity.

Feedback received following both sessions was excellent, with many already progressing their applications to join Lodges in the Province.

A further digital marketing campaign will kick off soon. Look out for updates on similar events that are being planned now.

Stronger Together

(Photographs are from the event in Chester Le Street where the team were joined by some of our Parkrun Group “fresh” from their latest outing)

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Hackworth ParkRun Takeover

On Saturday, Freemasons and their families from the Province of Durham took over the volunteer positions at Shildon’s Hackworth ParkRun allowing the regular volunteers to have a well earned day off. 

The Run Director, Marshals, TimeKeepers and Barcode Scanning roles were all taken on by the Freemasons ParkRun team which has been “up and running” for around 12 months. 

The head of Durham Freemasons, the Provincial Grand Master John Thompson and his wife Andrea filled the tailwalking roles with John completing his 50th ParkRun.  He even got to wear a foxes tail to mark the occasion!!  

The venture is believed to be the first time local Freemasons have successfully taken all of the volunteer positions at a ParkRun, something that the Durham ParkRun team are hoping to replicate at other locations across the North East.  Sixty Nine people took part in the 439th running of the Shildon event in Hackworth Park, a great day was had by all, which concluded with the traditional Coffee and copious amounts of cake in the Hub in the Park. 

Stronger Together

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