Who are we?
At Lord Barnard Lodge we pride ourselves on being one of South Shields, Principal Seafarers lodge, providing a high standard of masonic ritual and providing significant support to any members wishing to advance their masonic knowledge by taking up office within the Lodge.
The hard work of our members is evident at our Meetings, where we offer a warm and friendly welcome to all our visitors, which is evident in our plentiful repeat visiting Brethren.
What we do
Whilst Seafaring and Fraternity is a major part of our ‘Lodge Identity’ it comes with the balance of reassuring our members that the commitments of family and work will often be understandably prioritised over masonic duty. We have a history of supporting our members and their families through the most challenging of times and continue to remember the widows of members who have passed to the Grand Lodge Above each Christmas through the sending of a card and gift.
Why join us?
Our diverse range of members is evidence that you are likely to be welcomed into Lord Barnard Lodge with open arms and a friendly smile with the joining criteria asked of prospective members being consistent with Freemasonry in general:
- You are at least 18 years of age.
- You have free / voluntary desire to become a Freemason.
- You have a charitable heart.
- You are of good character (no Court convictions / no findings of dishonest / disgraceful conduct / no disciplinary sanctions through profession or tribunal).
By joining Lord Barnard Lodge, you will immediately benefit from the strong fraternal connections that we share with our Brothers from other lodges in South Shields with whom with share our Masonic Hall. You will also meet Brothers with whom we have established Fraternal relations with from around the Province of Durham.
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.