Who are we?
The Lodge has been warranted since 3rd September 1941. The name Civic Lodge takes its rise as the Lodge was initially consecrated for members of Sunderland Borough Council and all other men associated with the civic life of the then-town, now-city of Sunderland. This distinction has long since disappeared and Civic Lodge now has a membership from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Civic Lodge is famous throughout the Province and beyond for its annual St George’s Night celebrations, held on the evening of their April meeting, where guests are treated to a festive board of proud singing of English anthems and a visit from a well-known patriotic figure such as King Henry V or even Britannia herself.
Visiting brethren will be made most welcome and are advised to contact the Lodge Secretary with regards to dining.
What we do
Civic Lodge prides itself on being a group of forward-thinking Masons with a common goal, to meet with like-minded people and enjoy each other’s company, whilst trying to make a difference, both in each other’s lives and in our local community
Why join us?
We have a wide cross section of members who believe in living life to the full working hard but above all helping others whilst trying to have fun in the process. Our aim is always with charity in mind.
There is ample parking within a short walk from the Temple.
Wearside Masonic Temple is easy to access from the city centre and all major roads leading into it.
Wide doors, a level entrance once beyond the entrance stairway, and easy access to the lift to all floors.
Emergency exits from the upper floors have steps.
The Wearside Masonic Temple was constructed in 1932 and not ideally suited to those with mobility issues. That said, once the small stairway at the entrance is overcome, with the assistance of our brethren, the building has a lift to all floors and internal doorways will accommodate wheelchair access to the overwhelming majority of areas.
No internal ramps, wide doorways, rest chairs, a hearing loop is available and all dining tables are wheelchair accessible.
A small number of stairs with handrails to the entrance leading to a lift to all floors.