Who are we?
Flambard Lodge (Consecrated 1949) as a daughter Lodge of City Lodge No. 3568. Both Lodges on consecration where domineered by Methodist members and were the two Lodges in the city, which were dry Lodges. Flambard Lodge was brought about as City Lodge had surpassed the 100 members mark and it taking an age for members to progress. As time passed and to modernise Flambard Lodge members voted to overturn the dry Lodge status.
Named after Bishop Ranulf Flambard, Bishop of Durham an influential government minister to William II, born 1060 Normandy France Died 1128 Durham. In 1100 Flambard was the first person to be imprisoned at the Tower of London by Henry I
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.