Elvet L5631

Who are we?

Elvet Lodge 5631, the lodge was consecrated on the 20th of October 1936 by Brethren who lived and worked within the surrounds of the City of Durham. Our membership has always been diverse and inclusive and represents trades and professionals from all levels of society. We are a friendly, harmonious group, who enjoy the company of likeminded individuals. Our goals are simple we enjoy our freemasonry, enjoy socialising, have a keen interest in charitable giving and supporting the local community. 

What do we do

Elvet Lodge is small lodge with a big presence. Our charitable giving and fundraising were recognised at the last Masonic festival with a Platinum award for raising approximately £40,000 over 5 years. In raising these funds, we had members involved in many activities across the province including a Coast-to-Coast bike ride, the Great North Run, three peaks challenge, sponsored walks and even tackled a very muddy assault course. So, if you like a challenge and want to meet new friends along the way. We could be the lodge for you. 

Why join us?

With fantastic social opportunities, charitable giving and friendship at the heart of what we do it might be quicker to list the reasons not to join us. 

When we meet

Third Tuesday – October, November, December, January, February, March, April & May. 

Lodge of Instruction: First Thursday – October, November, December, January, February, March & April.


Joining fee: £80

Lodge subscriptions: £144

Typical dining fee: £12


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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