Who are we?
Hedworth Lodge No 2418 freemasons lodge was consecrated on 17th December 1891, we have a rich tradition of maintaining masonic principles, friendship, integrity, charity and helping the local community.
We are a progressive, forward thinking and dynamic lodge, currently based in South Shields Masonic Hall, nestled in-between Morrisons supermarket and Brigham & Cowans social club. We are an emulation lodge that meet along with other lodges based in the same hall.
What we do
As Freemasons, we meet at regular intervals, as well as visiting other lodges, either in the same building, or in another town. Our meetings are centred around a Tyled meeting in the temple, the serious stuff, and a festive board, the fun stuff. Regular Masonic business is conducted in the temple, ceremonies, confirmation of minutes etc, then afterwards the brethren retire to enjoy each others company, with a meal and maybe a drink or two.
Our focus is raising funds for various charitable organisations, many, not all, are masonic in nature.
Why join us?
Hedworth Lodge No 2418 is a well-structured lodge, which enables us to guide or mentor newer members, with dedicated lodge membership officers and mentors and co-ordinators, who newer members can contact if they are in need of assistance.
We have many members from all walks of life, and enjoy the diversity of freemasonry.
When we meet
On the last THURSDAY in January; February; March; April; May; August; September; October; November & December. Our annual Installation is held in the month of February. This is when the Lodge install a new Master for the ensuing year. He then in turn invests his officers and wardens to assist him in his duties.
Joining fee: £182.80
Lodge subscriptions: £108.00
Typical dining fee: £12.00
The Morrisons Car Park is available for free use after 1735 hours.
On foot from Mile End Road or Ocean Road, or via the Morrisons Car Park.
At the north of the building. Double step to door then level. Security doors inside with buzzer to request remote opening. Key Fobs available for members.
The Hall Management Committee maintains all emergency procedures for the Hall.
Two steps into the main entrance then both upper and lower floors are level. There is a lift within the bar area providing access to the facilities upstairs.
To the right of the main entrance and also in the west robing room.
Level floors both downstairs and upstairs. Bar/Dining downstairs, Robing Rooms and Chapter Room upstairs.
There are wide stairs in the main hallway and a lift in the bar.