Our Foundation; Our Future
The Durham Cornerstone is a vibrant social and educational network aimed at our Light Blue Masons. Your journey with Freemasonry starts from the day of your initiation and you become part of The Durham Cornerstone from day one. It extends across the entire geographic area of the Province of Durham but due to differences in geography, culture and distance, our Province is varied, and this is recognised in its structure. As a result, The Durham Cornerstone is sub divided into four semi-autonomous regional committee led areas, the NE, SE, SW, and NW.
A Steering Group under the direction of the appointed Provincial Chair and including the Provincial Grand Mentor and Provincial Grand Membership Officer connects the Province to the four Cornerstone areas and sets direction and policy. The Steering Group will look to foster an environment where new Brethren can become Engaged in the life of the Province, Discover more about our organisation, Explore their early years in Masonry and Develop as Masons.
Durham Cornerstone will draw on the experience of the Northeast Corner and Light Blues Club as well as other similar successful forums from across UGLE. All Master Masons, Fellow Crafts and Entered Apprentices will automatically become members.
The aim is to encourage inclusion, involvement, and development by engagement through social events for members, non-members their partners and families and to discover all aspects of Masonry through visits to Masonic themed attractions, talks and events. We will encourage visits to Lodges and Chapters and look to develop our new Masons (Craft/RA) by increasing knowledge and skills through learning and development events.
The Durham Cornerstone will act as a forum for open and candid discussion and be a conduit to inform Province of ideas and issues that are affecting our members and potential new members.
The result will be members who feel valued and who are invested in their membership of the Province. This will, in turn, reinforce retention and encourage recruitment of new Freemasons.
If you are a Light Blue and we haven’t already made contact with you, you can get in touch by speaking with your Mentor or Lodge/Chapter Visiting Support Officer who will be happy to support you. Alternatively, the contact details for each of the four areas are shown. If you are not sure which is your area don’t worry. Contact us via any of the emails shown and we will connect you to the right person.