Date :

A Burns Night Exaltation in Staindrop

On a wet January evening, the companions of Rose of Raby Royal Arch Chapter assembled at Staindrop Masonic Hall to welcome the Grand Superintendent John Thompson accompanied by a full team of provincial officers, on this their first visit of 2024.

This was an extra special evening for the Chapter, not only being honoured with a full team visit, but also witnessing the exaltation of Andrew Pye of Tristram Lodge.

The three principals conducted the opening of the Chapter.

The Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies then announced that John and his team were at the door, and then followed the procession into the Chapter room.

The First Principal welcomed John into the Chapter, and the team then took their places to witness the exaltation of Andrew.

The Officers of the Chapter conducted an excellent exaltation ceremony, a highlight of which was the Mystical Lecture delivered by Owen Guy-Fisher.

The Chapter was closed, and all retired to the festive board.

In response to his toast John thanked the Chapter for a wonderful evening and for the cheques to Durham Benevolence and TLC teddies.

He continued by congratulating the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal Dr Rakesh Bhalla on his appointment as Assistant Provincial Grand Master, together with John Watts as Deputy Provincial Grand Master, the investiture taking place at Gateshead Masonic Hall to a sell-out lodge room.

The Grand Superintendent then went on to mention the Chapter Festival Month that is coming up in March and April, where one of the events ‘The Keystone Connection’ would see him, in his words, ‘Face Off’ with David Hanson the Provincial Grand Master of the Mark degree. Details of this and all the events happening can be found on the events page of the website.

The Provincial Team were thanked by John for turning out in full and supporting him.

Before the final toast of the evening, the Visiting Support Officer John Crombie Parker reminded everyone that the 25th of January was ‘Burns Night’, and even though Haggis was not served at the festive board, the evening could not pass without him delivering some ‘Rabbie Burns’.

#StrongerTogether

<< Back to search results

Date :

Rose of Raby L1650

Who are we?

Rose of Raby Lodge (consecrated in 1876) is situated in the small, picturesque village of Staindrop. It is a lodge which is well integrated into the local community and is used by Masons and non-Masons alike. Besides our regular meetings the brethren meet up twice weekly to discuss Masonic issues and further ritual practice.

What we do

As well as the Rose of Raby Lodge we also host Rose of Raby Chapter and St. Barbara in Teesdale ladies lodge. We provide fabulous facilities for the local community such as free use of the hall for NHS cardio nurses to run cardio rehab sessions. We provide not for profit weekly ukelele and guitar lessons and a weekly singalong unison choir. 

The above activities are open to all masons and non-masons and are very well attended. We also host several social events throughout the year including fund raising events for local charities.

We also hire the hall at reasonable cost for funerals, birthday parties and other functions.

Why join us?

We are a friendly welcoming lodge with a strong social ethic. We have members of all age ranges from early twenties to eighties. Our aim is to make Freemasonry as enjoyable as possible whether it is ritual in the temple or while watching rugby with the Brethren on the big screen.

When we meet

Last Tuesday of every month. (Installation is in April).

Fees

Joining fee: £78

Lodge subscriptions: £150

Typical dining fee: £13 (Which includes entry into the raffle at the festive board)  

Contact

lblair274@btinternet.com Facebook
facilities at Staindrop Masonic Hall

Address

North Green, Staindrop, Co. Durham, DL2 3JP.

Hall information

Directions Google Maps W3W ///gift.practical.dolly Additional Information

Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

There is no dedicated carpark but there is ample parking on the road outside the hall.

Approach: 

x

Entrance: 

Wide doors which can be kept open to ease access.

Emergency: 

Illuminated emergency exits on all floors. Diagrams of emergency escape routes are posted throughout the building and on the information TV. Smoke detectors are installed at the relevant points throughout the building.

We also have a defibrillator adjacent to the front door which is also accessible to the public.

Accessibility:

There are three steps at the front of the hall and we have a removeable wheelchair ramp to aid access.

Toilets: 

Toilets are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The ground floor is completely level including the dining room and bar. Dining tables are wheelchair accessible. We have a well-stocked reasonably priced bar. The dining hall has a stage at one end for functions. We have a good size kitchen with industrial cooker and dishwasher.

Stairs/Lifts: 

There is a stairlift to the first floor where the temple and robing rooms are located.

<< Back to search results

Related Articles

Date

Date

Date :

Staindrop Masonic Hall



copy


facilities at Staindrop Masonic Hall

Address

North Green, Staindrop, Co. Durham, DL2 3JP.

Parking: 

There is no dedicated carpark but there is ample parking on the road outside the hall.

Approach: 

x

Entrance: 

Wide doors which can be kept open to ease access.

Emergency: 

Illuminated emergency exits on all floors. Diagrams of emergency escape routes are posted throughout the building and on the information TV. Smoke detectors are installed at the relevant points throughout the building.

We also have a defibrillator adjacent to the front door which is also accessible to the public.

Accessibility:

There are three steps at the front of the hall and we have a removeable wheelchair ramp to aid access.

Toilets: 

Toilets are wheelchair accessible.

Inside: 

The ground floor is completely level including the dining room and bar. Dining tables are wheelchair accessible. We have a well-stocked reasonably priced bar. The dining hall has a stage at one end for functions. We have a good size kitchen with industrial cooker and dishwasher.

Stairs/Lifts: 

There is a stairlift to the first floor where the temple and robing rooms are located.


<< Back to search results

Related Articles

Date

Date