Chairman of the Durham Universities Scheme
Clinton Leeks OBE
Clinton was initiated into Universities Lodge in Durham in 2002 (and raised a year later in Apollo University Lodge in Oxford) and served as Worshipful Master of Universities Lodge in 2008.
He moved to Durham in 1999 after a 25 year career in government in Hong Kong for which he received the OBE. He has watched Universities Lodge grow and flourish through its early membership of the Universities Scheme, and was appointed Chairman of the Scheme for Durham Province in mid-2019. He was promoted to Grand Rank as Past Assistant Grand Standard Bearer in 2018.
“The three Universities Scheme lodges for the Province each offer students of the Province’s universities great opportunities to learn more about masonry and develop their knowledge in congenial surroundings, with each lodge being a really good mix of university and local members. The lodges also enable those who graduate and move on to keep links with freemasonry, and with their university towns. And above all, all three lodges are good fun as well!”
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”