Who are we?
We were Consecrated on the 29th October 1983
With ties to the Durham Light Infantry.
As part of our history the master waars the INKERMAN Chain which has the
officers whistle attached.
Given to the DLI after the batle of Inkerman, when all the officers were killed and NCO’s used the whistle to take command.
We are only a small lodge, we still have one of our Founder member.
What we do
We promote Free Masonry as laid down by the constitutions.
With a emphasis on Military Connections.
Why join us?
Convivial atmosphere concentrating on Brotherly Love Relief and Truth.
We have a large secure private car park covered by CCTV with fairly level access to the main entrance.
Path to front door,level access to downstairs.
Double doors, doorbell.
The hall management team has ensured that compliant plans and procedures are in place relating to Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Hygiene etc.
There is fairly level access from Birtley Lane and our car park. Plans are in place to improve external access with the provision of a ramp to the front entrance. These works are expected to be undertaken during the summer of 2023.
Birtley Masonic Hall was originally constructed in 1935, before current accessibility legislation. Accommodation is spread across two floors with traditional staircase access to the upper floor. Level access is however provided throughout the ground floor where social events, private functions and dining take place.
Accessible to all.
Proposals are in place to undertake significant refurbishment of the hall during the summer of 2023. These works will include provision of accessible toilet, upgrade of existing toilets, carpets, lighting and decoration.
Stairs to upper floor difficult, no lifts.