John George Gibson C2929

Who are we?

We are John George Gibson Royal Arch Chapter and we were consecrated way back in 1909. We have an intriguing history being linked and named after one of our founding members the Reverend John George Gibson a well-respected Masonic Historian of his time who served as Rector of St Ebba Church in Ebchester, County Durham from 1895 – 1911. 

Today the Chapter is continuing in the steps of many illustrious Companions in upholding the traditions and principles which offer all Freemasons the experience of belonging to, and being part of, a well-respected forward-thinking organisation.  

What we do

John George Gibson Royal Arch Chapter is a friendly group of Companions from varying backgrounds and age groups who pride themselves on being helpful and mindful of what their members want out of their respective membership. 

Why join us?

We offer all Freemasons the opportunity to complete their knowledge of pure ancient freemasonry in a friendly and welcoming environment and to be part of the extended fraternity of masons who wish to increase their experience of the friendship beyond that of their respective Lodges. 

When we meet

4th Wednesday September, November, January, March, and July.


Joining fee: £25

Lodge subscriptions: £40

Typical dining fee: £10


facilities at Stanley Masonic Hall


Scott Street, Stanley, Co. Durham, DH9 8AD.

Hall information

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Lodges that meet here


Very large free car park.


Easy level access from the car park, (people can be dropped off at the door) only a very low kerb.


Wide door wheelchair easy access.


Emergency exits are available in each area of the ground floor and from the first floor via the main staircase


Our building is a purpose-built Masonic Hall and over the years has made several modifications to the structure of the building to meet the demands and requirements of everyone regardless of their abilities.


Accessible ladies and gents’ toilets and a dedicated disabled toilet.


No ramps or steps downstairs.


Wide stairs with handrail, chair lift to temple.