Email: Tel: 0191 567 5365


Charity – one of the 3 fundamental principles of Freemasonry is administered in our Province by the Durham Masonic Benevolent Fund, registered charity number 279313.

The Provincial Benevolent Committee consists of an elected member from every Lodge in the Province and minutes of our quarterly meetings and many other forms and reports of our activity are available for information on this website.

As a charity with assets over £8m we are very proud of our low administrative costs mainly due to the time and experience freely given by so many dedicated and enthusiastic Freemasons and by our employed staff in Provincial office.

Our 2 residential housing properties at Fulwell, Sunderland and Bishop Auckland are flagships of our organisation and we hope the information on these facilities and our other charitable work is of interest to all who visit the site.

As the website develops we intend for it to become the primary and most comprehensive source of information and documentation for our Benevolent Committee Representatives, Beneficiaries and others who seek information or assistance from us.

To contact the the committee please email:

Should you wish to make a personal donation to Durham Benevolence, scan or tap the below image.


Click Below to Learn More on Leaving a Legacy

The below forms are all available to download from the Useful Documents section of this site or by clicking on the individual links.

Community Support Application Form
Guidelines for Community Support Grants
Emergency Grant Application Form
Durham Education Fund Application
Counselling Careline FAQs
Group Break Application Form
Group Break Guidance for Benevolent Reps
Caring Committee
Gift Aid Declaration Form
Our Residential Homes
Convalescent Break Application Form
Youth Fund Support Grant

  • 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”….

  • Masonic Widows……

    “My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”

  • Provincial 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”

  • 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”