Who are we?
Caer Urfa Lodge pride’s Itself on being one of South Shields, Principal Seafaring lodges, It has now become an exciting and vibrant lodge to visit or join, providing a high standard of masonic ritual and providing significant support to any members wishing to advance their masonic knowledge by taking up office within the Lodge.
The members of our Lodge put in many hours of hard work to make sure our ritual is exemplary and the hand of friendship is always extended, this is evident at our Meetings, where we offer a warm and friendly welcome to all our visitors, which is evident in our plentiful repeat visiting Brethren.
Whilst Seafaring and Fraternity is a major part of our ‘Lodge Identity’ it comes with the balance of reassuring our members that the commitments of family and work will often be understandably prioritised over masonic duty. We have a history of supporting our members and their families through the most challenging of times and continue to remember the widows of members who have passed to the Grand Lodge Above each Christmas through the sending of a card and gift.
What we do
We pride ourselves on the Social aspects of the lodge, with regular social events for members and their families, we have fraternal ties with Blackpool and Scottish lodges and often organise Fraternal visits to our Brethren in other Provinces and they in turn like to Visit Caer Urfa Lodge.
Why join us?
Our diverse range of members is evidence from that of 18 years to 93 years young you are likely to be welcomed into Caer Urfa Lodge with open arms and a friendly smile with the joining criteria asked of prospective members being consistent with Freemasonry in general:
- You are at least 18 years of age.
- You have free / voluntary desire to become a Freemason.
- You have a charitable heart.
- You are of good character (no Court convictions / no findings of dishonest / disgraceful conduct / no disciplinary sanctions through profession or tribunal).
By joining Caer Urfa Lodge, you will immediately benefit from the strong fraternal connections that we share with our Brothers from other lodges in South Shields with whom with share our Masonic Hall. You will also meet Brothers with whom we have established Fraternal relations with from around the Province of Durham, Northumberland, Lancashire and Scotland.
The Morrisons Car Park is available for free use after 1735 hours.
On foot from Mile End Road or Ocean Road, or via the Morrisons Car Park.
At the north of the building. Double step to door then level. Security doors inside with buzzer to request remote opening. Key Fobs available for members.
The Hall Management Committee maintains all emergency procedures for the Hall.
Two steps into the main entrance then both upper and lower floors are level. There is a lift within the bar area providing access to the facilities upstairs.
To the right of the main entrance and also in the west robing room.
Level floors both downstairs and upstairs. Bar/Dining downstairs, Robing Rooms and Chapter Room upstairs.
There are wide stairs in the main hallway and a lift in the bar.