Who are we?
Aycliffe Lodge No 8800 is a Traditional Freemasons’ Lodge formed and consecrated in 1978, there were 26 founder members of our Lodge.
We are a small friendly Lodge that benefits from a very diverse membership. We meet at Ferryhill, Durham, not too far from Newton Aycliffe the Town after which it is named. We currently have 34 members our youngest member just embarking on his Masonic journey is in his twenties, and we have older experienced members representing previous decades, our oldest member is over ninety years old.
What we do
We hold regular formal meetings, 10 per year, and usually have 4 social events per year where we enjoy a social evening and raise funds for charity. Aycliffe Lodge has donated in excess of £25,000 to local charities since its formulation in 1978.
Why join us?
Come and join a friendly group of like minded people who enjoy raising funds for charitable causes, enjoying various hobbies in their spare time.
We have a large car park at the rear of the building, with ample parking.
Long steady ramp to front & rear entrances and level access to ground floor.
Both front & rear entrances have large doors and easy access for all.
Emergency exits from upper floor has steps but ramps and evacuation sheets when building in use.
Our Hall and Lodge room are future proofed, with a disabled lift installed and wheelchair access in all entrances within the building and disabled facilities.
Accessible toilet on all floors.
We have internal ramps for wheelchair access. Rest chair available. Hearing loop in the temple.
Dining tables are wheelchair accessible.
There is a large lift available to access the upper floor, where the Lodge room is located, and a small stairlift to the lodge room for the final 5 steps.