A Grand Occasion
The 26th and 27th April 2023 saw freemasons from all over the world flock to the spiritual home of Freemasonry, Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, London to witness the Annual Investitures of the Craft and Chapter, respectively.
A large presence of Durham brethren had headed south to support friends and colleagues receiving Grand Rank first appointments or promotions from the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent.
We congratulate them on their preferment and wish them the best of health and happiness to enjoy and perform future duties in their new ranks.
The celebrations which followed the meetings were enjoyed by all present and continued by most on the train journey home.
A complete list of all recipients from both Craft and Chapter can be accessed by the links below:-
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“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”