Durham Lodge of Installed Masters L4441

Who are we?

The Lodge was formed in 1923 by a group of forward looking Installed Master’s who realised that, due to the influx of new members, there was little lodge time available for instruction and advancement in Masonic knowledge. The purpose of the lodge is to improve Masonic Knowledge and understanding by providing lectures on a vast range of Masonic subjects whilst maintaining the core values of Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity.

What do we do

We have a membership of over 80 Installed Masters and we welcome new members to join us who have passed through the chair of their Lodge. We provide an opportunity for Masons from around the Province to meet new friends, to develop their Masonic knowledge by providing lectures on a variety of subjects and to enjoy each other’s company.

Why join us?

We have a cross section of members from Lodges around the Province who can each share their Masonic experiences and enlighten those who are seeking to develop their own Masonic knowledge and understanding of our fraternity. We encourage new Masters to join our Lodge but there is no pressure to take an office unless you are invited to do so. Charitable giving is always at the forefront of our minds, and we support many Masonic and Non-Masonic causes.

When we meet

4th Wednesday in February and October and the 1st Wednesday in May and July


Joining fee: £1.00

Lodge subscriptions: £50.00

Typical dining fee: £10.00 – £15.00


facilities at Durham Masonic Hall


36 Old Elvet, Durham, Co. Durham, DH1 3HN

Hall information

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Parking is on the street outside the building, and it can on occasions be busy but it is free and generally available.


The approach is level off the pavement.


Wide wheelchair accessible doors.


The Hall is also equipped with a defibrillator and has Emergency exits across all floors of the building.


The hall is accessible for those with limited mobility with a combination of lift and stair lifts.

Many of our meeting places were built before disabilities were fully considered; many have protected status making major adaptations difficult. But Freemasons in themselves will adapt and assist Brethren, and visitors, to fully participate and enjoy the facilities.


The Hall is equipped with Male/female and disabled toilet facilities.


A grand entrance leads into a hallway which runs through the heart of the building past the grand staircase to the great hall. The Hall itself has a modern bar, fully functioning commercial Kitchen, a three-tier garden ideal for summer socials and functions as well as a first-floor committee room and Temple room to seat 100. 


There is lift and stair lifts in the building.

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