Who are we?
We are Eden lodge No8162, consecrated on 29th April 1967, whose members practice the values of Freemasonry that help define our path in life and support the local and wider community, that is, Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity.
The Lodge meets in the Castle Eden Masonic Hall, situated on Stockton in the very picturesque village of Castle Eden, and is only 2 minutes off the A19 just South of Peterlee. It is very easy to find, being directly opposite the Castle Eden Inn.
What we do
Eden Lodge members are like minded Freemasons who meet in friendship, enjoy each other’s company and, through Freemasonry, make good men better and support the local and wider community.
Why join us?
Eden Lodge has members from all ages and backgrounds, and pride ourselves in being inclusive, supportive and welcoming to all. We work hard at following the aims and traditions of Freemasonry, and we take our socialising just as seriously.
The Masonic Hall benefits from its own ample on-site private parking which is covered by CCTV. This is gravel based carpark catering for up to 30 vehicles. Accessible parking spaces are located approximately 15m from the Hall entrance.
A straight and level access from the carpark to the front entrance. The path is level concrete with hand rails along its length;
Wide double doors and a level entrance.
Emergency exits on the Ground floor lead directly to the car parking area, and the emergency exit from first floor has steps to ground level. A defibrillator is located in the ground floor foyer.
Castle Eden Masonic Hall was built in 1924, a time before disabilities were fully considered in building design. That being said, the unique design of the building, access to it, and the adaptions made, facilitate accessibility.
Male and disabled accessible toilets are located on the ground floor. Female and disabled accessible toilet toilets are located on the first floor, adjacent to the dining area.
The ground floor is all on one level with no steps or ramps. From the main reception foyer, there is direct level access to the large changing room, toilets and the Temple. There is a hearing loop in the temple for those that require it. On the first floor there is the kitchen, bar and dining room; all on one level. The dining area has adequate seating for around 90 persons depending on the table arrangement. Dining tables are wheelchair accessible.
There is a Stair lift to the first floor dining room. Stairs have handrail on one side.