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Andy’s Man Club

Tees Lodge 509 meeting on the 4th April are hosting a demonstration by Andys Man Club.

ANDYSMANCLUB, want to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and create a judgment-free, confidential space where men can be open about the storms in their lives, achieving this through weekly, free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups for men aged over 18. Watch the video below to

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Behind the ‘Veils’ at Tees Royal Arch Chapter

On Thursday 14th March 2024 the Grand Superintendent John Thompson together with a full team attended the second event in the Royal Arch Festival Month at Stockton Masonic Hall where Tees Royal Arch Chapter hosted a presentation of ‘The Ceremony of the Veils’. The Companions present were intrigued and enthralled by the presentation of this ancient ceremony by The Provincial Grand Chapter of Durham and the Companions of Tees Chapter.

Following a review by Supreme Grand Chapter back in 1834, this ancient ceremony was stopped and is seldom seen in English Chapters. Therefore consequently, it is no longer regularly practiced outside the Province of Bristol. The Ceremony of the Veils used to be a preliminary to the Exaltation and an integral part of the Royal Arch ceremony but can now only be practiced annually by a Province.

The ceremony performed on the evening is very much part of the Royal Arch system in Ireland, the United States of America and in Scotland where it is known as the Excellent Master Degree. Early descriptions state that the ceremony took place in a room adjacent to the Chapter Room to seek admission.

At the time that the passing the Veils ceremony was in use in England, the qualification for admission to the Royal Arch was that of being an Installed Master in the Craft.

At the beginning of the ceremony the 4 veils are closed. The candidate is lead through the veils by the Chapter Scribe Nehemiah, and before each veil, in turn, is opened, the candidate is challenged by a sojourner for a sign and password. If successful, the candidate passes through and a portion of scripture is read, after which he is given the sign and password leading through the next.

At the final white veil, which is closed to hide the main chapter room, the candidate is announced by the Scribe Nehemiah to the three principals, who then ask him to prove himself by giving the passwords which had been conferred on him. At this point the demonstration was concluded and what would follow would be the exaltation ceremony.

After the demonstration the companions retired to the festive board for the meal.

In the response to his toast the Grand Superintendent thanked all those who took part in the demonstration, and reminded those present about the events going on in The Provincial Grand Chapter of Durham Royal Arch Festival Month and more details can be found in the latest issue of ‘Insight’.

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Whitwell Lodge Surrenders Warrant After 138 years.

On Tuesday 12th September the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Andrew Moule, had the solemn duty of collecting the warrant from Whitwell Lodge 2104 which was done with due ceremony; however, the evening was not entirely a solemn one. The lodge celebrated its achievements and Martin Hayton gave a short history of the start of the lodge and the eponymous Thomas Whitwell, after whom it was named.

Thomas Whitwell was a committed Quaker and inventor who variously worked with Robert Stephenson and filed several patents for his inventions for the iron industry. He was captain of the local fire brigade and founded the Cleveland Institute of Engineers.

Whitwell lodge was formed in 1885, and it was decided no alcohol would be drunk at the lodge as Thomas felt that alcohol was one of the biggest threats to society at the time.

After the sombre formalities the members retired to the dining room for their final meal, which was far from sombre, and certainly not alcohol-free as Thomas Whitwell would have preferred. The brethren showed that they were still in excellent spirits. The brethren are joining new lodges in Stockton, Billingham and as far afield as Chester-le-Street. Good luck to all!

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A Double Celebration

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Andrew Moule, attended Stockton-on-Tees Lodge 9667 on Friday 23rd June to help them celebrate two anniversaries.

The lodge had a dispensation for a special meeting as it was their 25th Anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the initiation of Alan Earle, one of their founder members.

The lodge presented the WM, Tucker Mcquade with a collar adorned with the names of every previous master. WBros David & John Lewis gave a talk on the history of the lodge in their double-act style and then the APGM was asked to present each of the founder members (of which six were present) with a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

The last of those six was WBro Alan Earle. Alan was initiated into the Lodge of Rectitude in West Kent when Alan was a police officer in South London. He then became a protection officer at Buckingham Place for 15 years and had many amusing tales to tell the brethren about his time there. When he retired, he moved to the northeast and settled in Norton. He joined the Lodge of Fraternity and was also a founder of Stockton-on-Tees Lodge.

The lodge, a daylight lodge, then enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch to complete the morning. Congratulations to both Alan and the Llodge.

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Lodge of Benevolence L6457

Who are we?

We have some 40 members which is healthy for a Freemason’s Lodge.  We have a wide range of ages in the Lodge – between 21 and 85+ – this coalesces into a harmonious blend of energy and experience.

We have several members of the Armed Forces in our Lodge including a serving Major but lots of other ranks too – having said that we are not a military Lodge – there is room for all.

                                

Lodge Ritual is taken seriously by all and we aim to be as good as possible.  The Festive Board afterwards is not so serious.

We aim to improve ourselves whilst having fun.

What we do

Lodge Ritual is taken seriously by all and we aim to be as good as possible.  The Festive Board afterwards is not so serious.

We aim to improve ourselves whilst having fun.

Why join us?

Many find that our Friday night meeting is a good time – we can relax without bothering too much about having to get out of bed for work the next day.

If you like the convivial company of like-minded men – come join us.

When we meet

We have some 40 members which is healthy for a Freemason’s Lodge.  We have a wide range of ages in the Lodge – between 21 and 85+ – this coalesces into a harmonious blend of energy and experience.

We have several members of the Armed Forces in our Lodge including a serving Major but lots of other ranks too – having said that we are not a military Lodge – there is room for all.

Fees

Joining fee: £30.00

Lodge subscriptions: £165.00 a year charged on a pro-rata basis to Candidates.

Typical dining fee: £12.00

Contact

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facilities at Stockton Masonic Hall

Address

Wellington Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1RD

Hall information

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Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

There is a large car park and on street parking plus use of a school car park adjacent to the building.

Approach: 

From the car park there is a large entrance with a roller shutter door. This doubles as an entrance for people with disabilities. Carry on past this and turn left into Wellington Street, there is a front door with two steps up. A door bell is also placed here with intercom communication.

Entrance: 

Blue Door on Wellington street (keep ringing the buzzer – someone will eventually let you in).

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are well sign posted.

Accessibility:

Only obstacle is 3 small steps into the temple. 

Toilets: 

Just inside the roller shutter entrance is a large reception area. This includes Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. There is a further Gent’s toilet just off the main reception area near the staircase and lift.

Inside: 

The temple is large well decorated and has a permanent chequered pavement. Some of the furniture dates back to the eighteenth century.

Recent repairs and improvement to the various roofs have made the building warm and welcoming. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the Wellington Suite and a separate gent’s toilet off the main entrance hall.

The bar area and Cooper Room are well decorated and comfortable. The Cooper Room is used for smaller Festive Boards, events and meetings. The main dining hall is a grand room capable of seating over one hundred comfortably. Doors lead directly into the well equipped 5 star rated kitchen.

Stairs/Lifts: 

There is a large grand staircase from the main reception area. A lift is situated just off the main reception area.

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Whitwell L2104





Who are we?

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When we meet

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Fees

Joining fee: £

Lodge subscriptions: £

Typical dining fee: £

Contact



grahammitchinson22@gmail.com


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facilities at Stockton Masonic Hall

Parking: 

There is a large car park and on street parking plus use of a school car park adjacent to the building.

Approach: 

From the car park there is a large entrance with a roller shutter door. This doubles as an entrance for people with disabilities. Carry on past this and turn left into Wellington Street, there is a front door with two steps up. A door bell is also placed here with intercom communication.

Entrance: 

Blue Door on Wellington street (keep ringing the buzzer – someone will eventually let you in).

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are well sign posted.

Accessibility:

Only obstacle is 3 small steps into the temple. 

Toilets: 

Just inside the roller shutter entrance is a large reception area. This includes Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. There is a further Gent’s toilet just off the main reception area near the staircase and lift.

Inside: 

The temple is large well decorated and has a permanent chequered pavement. Some of the furniture dates back to the eighteenth century.

Recent repairs and improvement to the various roofs have made the building warm and welcoming. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the Wellington Suite and a separate gent’s toilet off the main entrance hall.

The bar area and Cooper Room are well decorated and comfortable. The Cooper Room is used for smaller Festive Boards, events and meetings. The main dining hall is a grand room capable of seating over one hundred comfortably. Doors lead directly into the well equipped 5 star rated kitchen.

Stairs/Lifts: 

There is a large grand staircase from the main reception area. A lift is situated just off the main reception area.


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Freedom L4027

Lodge of Freedom L4027





Who are we?

The Lodge was consecrated on the 7th of April 1920 and it meets in Stockton Masonic Hall close to Stockton’s high street.

What we do

The lodge was formed by members of the legal profession and other professional men to celebrate the end of the first world war and the perceived freedom the world would enjoy. Its current membership is still made up of mainly professional men but it welcomes all and has become very inclusive. 

We enjoy our meetings and encourage each other in public speaking. Charitable causes are well supported.

Why join us?

If you enjoy challenging yourself and getting involved in new ventures we will help and encourage you on this new journey.



When we meet

First Wednesday of the month, October to June inclusive.

Fees

Joining fee: £50

Lodge subscriptions: £175

Typical dining fee: £12.50

Contact



secretary@freedom4027.org.uk


Website




facilities at Stockton Masonic Hall

Parking: 

There is a large car park and on street parking plus use of a school car park adjacent to the building.

Approach: 

From the car park there is a large entrance with a roller shutter door. This doubles as an entrance for people with disabilities. Carry on past this and turn left into Wellington Street, there is a front door with two steps up. A door bell is also placed here with intercom communication.

Entrance: 

Blue Door on Wellington street (keep ringing the buzzer – someone will eventually let you in).

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are well sign posted.

Accessibility:

Only obstacle is 3 small steps into the temple. 

Toilets: 

Just inside the roller shutter entrance is a large reception area. This includes Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. There is a further Gent’s toilet just off the main reception area near the staircase and lift.

Inside: 

The temple is large well decorated and has a permanent chequered pavement. Some of the furniture dates back to the eighteenth century.

Recent repairs and improvement to the various roofs have made the building warm and welcoming. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the Wellington Suite and a separate gent’s toilet off the main entrance hall.

The bar area and Cooper Room are well decorated and comfortable. The Cooper Room is used for smaller Festive Boards, events and meetings. The main dining hall is a grand room capable of seating over one hundred comfortably. Doors lead directly into the well equipped 5 star rated kitchen.

Stairs/Lifts: 

There is a large grand staircase from the main reception area. A lift is situated just off the main reception area.


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Lodge of Unity L6003

Lodge of Unity L6003





Who are we?

The Lodge of Unity was consecrated on 20th January 1945

We have a proud record of supporting many good causes locally since that date, and continue to do so.

Along with personal beliefs in integrity, friendship and respect, charity is central to our lives as Freemasons.

What we do

The Lodge of Unity is a relatively small but expanding group of Freemasons who value and respect the traditions of the organisation but also try to translate those traditions  to be relevant to situations that exist today.

The feeling of brotherhood is very apparent within the Lodge even though we come from very diverse backgrounds.

We enjoy each others company both during our meetings and socially.

Why join us?

The Lodge of Unity is a friendly Lodge where all members are valued equally.

We work hard when necessary. We enjoy ourselves, but offering a helping hand to those within Freemasonry and the local community when necessary, is our common aim.



When we meet

4th Monday of the month except July, August and December.

Fees

Joining fee: £100

Lodge subscriptions: £125

Typical dining fee: £10 – £15

Contact



alex.fishburn2@gmail.com


Website




facilities at Stockton Masonic Hall

Parking: 

There is a large car park and on street parking plus use of a school car park adjacent to the building.

Approach: 

From the car park there is a large entrance with a roller shutter door. This doubles as an entrance for people with disabilities. Carry on past this and turn left into Wellington Street, there is a front door with two steps up. A door bell is also placed here with intercom communication.

Entrance: 

Blue Door on Wellington street (keep ringing the buzzer – someone will eventually let you in).

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are well sign posted.

Accessibility:

Only obstacle is 3 small steps into the temple. 

Toilets: 

Just inside the roller shutter entrance is a large reception area. This includes Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. There is a further Gent’s toilet just off the main reception area near the staircase and lift.

Inside: 

The temple is large well decorated and has a permanent chequered pavement. Some of the furniture dates back to the eighteenth century.

Recent repairs and improvement to the various roofs have made the building warm and welcoming. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the Wellington Suite and a separate gent’s toilet off the main entrance hall.

The bar area and Cooper Room are well decorated and comfortable. The Cooper Room is used for smaller Festive Boards, events and meetings. The main dining hall is a grand room capable of seating over one hundred comfortably. Doors lead directly into the well equipped 5 star rated kitchen.

Stairs/Lifts: 

There is a large grand staircase from the main reception area. A lift is situated just off the main reception area.


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Tees L509





Who are we?

Tees lodge is a friendly Lodge with Masons of all ages, we try not to take things too seriously and have fun whilst always doing our best with the ceremony.

What we do

Tees Lodge is the oldest Lodge in Stockton on Tees being founded way back in 1845.

We have a long and distinguished history with members coming from many backgrounds and livelihoods both then and to the present day. The Lodge has members from all walks of life and new members can be assured of meeting different people and making in many cases long lasting lifetime friendships.

We have a long tradition of supporting local charities, holding enjoyable social events for members and families. We are also proud to support our members and their families in time of need. Our Lodge meetings and ceremonies are true to Masonic tradition and although carried out with dues respect are mixed with occasional humour as is fitting to the Lodge character. After each meeting we have a meal where we enjoy each other’s company and our visitors. We enjoy singing our Masonic Songs during this time and observe the usual Masonic Toasts. New members are welcomed with open arms from all walks of life and different faiths.

Why not enquire to see if Tees Lodge – the oldest Lodge in Stockton is the Lodge for you?  

Why join us?

Join us to have a warm welcome and a great night out with the best Lodge in Stockton.



When we meet

1st Thursday of the month (except June, July, and August), (December is Installation meeting).

Fees

Joining fee: £50.00 for new candidates.

Lodge subscriptions: £159.00

Typical dining fee: £12.50

Contact



teeslodge509@gmail.com


Website




facilities at Stockton Masonic Hall

Parking: 

There is a large car park and on street parking plus use of a school car park adjacent to the building.

Approach: 

From the car park there is a large entrance with a roller shutter door. This doubles as an entrance for people with disabilities. Carry on past this and turn left into Wellington Street, there is a front door with two steps up. A door bell is also placed here with intercom communication.

Entrance: 

Blue Door on Wellington street (keep ringing the buzzer – someone will eventually let you in).

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are well sign posted.

Accessibility:

Only obstacle is 3 small steps into the temple. 

Toilets: 

Just inside the roller shutter entrance is a large reception area. This includes Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. There is a further Gent’s toilet just off the main reception area near the staircase and lift.

Inside: 

The temple is large well decorated and has a permanent chequered pavement. Some of the furniture dates back to the eighteenth century.

Recent repairs and improvement to the various roofs have made the building warm and welcoming. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the Wellington Suite and a separate gent’s toilet off the main entrance hall.

The bar area and Cooper Room are well decorated and comfortable. The Cooper Room is used for smaller Festive Boards, events and meetings. The main dining hall is a grand room capable of seating over one hundred comfortably. Doors lead directly into the well equipped 5 star rated kitchen.

Stairs/Lifts: 

There is a large grand staircase from the main reception area. A lift is situated just off the main reception area.


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Lodge of Fraternity L1418

Lodge of Fraternity L1418





Who are we?

We’re proud to be celebrating our 150th anniversary in 2023, having been consecrated in 1873.

We’re a forward-thinking lodge.  We enjoy maintaining the traditions of our lodge, but we also embrace changes when needed to meet current requirements and add to the enjoyment of our members.  

We’re a diverse lodge in terms of age, profession and background, strongly maintain the principles of Friendship, Respect and Charity.

Since 2008 the lodge has been an active member of the Universities Scheme, meaning that we aim to be particularly attractive to, and welcoming of, university students, and others involved in local universities.

What we do

We aim for a high standard of meetings which all our members can appreciate and enjoy so that we look forward to our meetings.  

We take care to arrange a simple, but well prepared and high-quality meal at our meetings.

We aim to care for our members in times of difficulties.

We look after our members to make sure they have the best possible experience of Freemasonry.

Why join us?

We consider ourselves to be a welcoming and caring lodge which attracts a wide-ranging age group from the youngest of members, who join us as students as we are a Universities Scheme Lodge. To older new members, all of whom bring a rich tapestry of experiences and life skills who naturally flourish in the diversity of our membership.



When we meet

4th Thursday, September to May, normally commencing at 7pm. Installation in April.

Fees

Joining fee: £140

Lodge subscriptions: £160

Typical dining fee: £10 – £12

Contact



secretary@lodgeoffraternity.org.uk


Website




facilities at Stockton Masonic Hall

Parking: 

There is a large car park and on street parking plus use of a school car park adjacent to the building.

Approach: 

From the car park there is a large entrance with a roller shutter door. This doubles as an entrance for people with disabilities. Carry on past this and turn left into Wellington Street, there is a front door with two steps up. A door bell is also placed here with intercom communication.

Entrance: 

Blue Door on Wellington street (keep ringing the buzzer – someone will eventually let you in).

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are well sign posted.

Accessibility:

Only obstacle is 3 small steps into the temple. 

Toilets: 

Just inside the roller shutter entrance is a large reception area. This includes Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. There is a further Gent’s toilet just off the main reception area near the staircase and lift.

Inside: 

The temple is large well decorated and has a permanent chequered pavement. Some of the furniture dates back to the eighteenth century.

Recent repairs and improvement to the various roofs have made the building warm and welcoming. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the Wellington Suite and a separate gent’s toilet off the main entrance hall.

The bar area and Cooper Room are well decorated and comfortable. The Cooper Room is used for smaller Festive Boards, events and meetings. The main dining hall is a grand room capable of seating over one hundred comfortably. Doors lead directly into the well equipped 5 star rated kitchen.

Stairs/Lifts: 

There is a large grand staircase from the main reception area. A lift is situated just off the main reception area.


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