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Durham 2021 Festival Dinner



Message sent on behalf of the 2021 Festival Director


Dear Brethren,


It gives me great pleasure to finally announce our 2021 Festival Finale Event which will take place at Ramside Hall on Saturday 30th July 2022. As you know our Festival ended on 24th July 2021, but circumstances have prevented us celebrating our efforts in the manner we had intended.


With the amazing final total raised of £3,477,887 already announced, this evening will give us the opportunity to reflect and celebrate on a job very well done. The Event is open to all of our members, family & friends who have supported our Festival and it would be wonderful if as many as possible could share in our celebrations.


We have asked Enter CIC and Chris Tame (Two amazing acts from our unforgettable Sage launch event) to provide the entertainment.  We will also be hosting guests from UGLE and the MCF, who will in person wish to thank our membership for the wonderful support to our masonic charity.


Unfortunately, our venue only has a capacity of 350 and it is expected that these tickets may sell out very quickly. The tickets will be sold on a first come basis.


Ticket information


Tickets are priced at £50 each

Includes a reception drink, a 4-course meal, wine on the tables plus tea & coffee

Live entertainment from Enter CIC and Chris Tame

6pm reception drinks for 7pm dinner.

Carriages at midnight

Dress code is black tie, evening wear and festival jewel


Tickets have now sold out.  Join the waiting list.


A maximum table size of 10 places applies.


Tickets can only be purchased through the link on our website. All members with a subscribing email will receive full details prior to the 25th of April 2022.


Details will also be sent to all Secretaries and Charity Stewards.


A limited of rooms are available at Ramside Hall on the night priced at £179 for Standard Double or £209 for an Executive Double. Please contact the Hotel directly quoting “Durham Freemasons” to take advantage of this discounted rate. Rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. It is strongly recommended that rooms are not booked until tickets for the event are secured as it is expected that these tickets will sell out quickly.


I do hope you can join us on this evening and help us celebrate our wonderful achievement in style.




WBro John Thompson, PSGD, PAsstProvGM

2021 Festival Director


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  • Community Support Grants…..

    “The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”

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    “My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”

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  • What have you gained?

    “I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”

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    “A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”

  • What Freemasonry has done for you?

    “The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you

  • One of the best things I have ever done…

    “Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”

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