Installation Sees Winlaton St Pauls go Gold
On Thursday the 3rd October 2019, almost eighty Freemasons attended Dunston Masonic Hall to see a third generation mason, Stuart J Major, take the chair of Winlaton St Pauls Lodge No. 8931.
After a successful ceremony in which Master David Patterson installed Stuart into the Chair, officers for the year were invested before Stuart handed over a donation for the 2021 Festival raised from sponsorship received from his taking part in both the 2019 Manchester and Great North Runs to the Provincial Representative George Clark.
The combined total for the two events enabled the lodge to qualify for the 2021 Festival Gold Award.
Alan Davidson, Lodge Charity Steward received the Gold Award from George who congratulated Alan for his hard work and the Brethren of the Lodge for their continued generosity in supporting the Festival.
After the Lodge was closed the Brethren retired to a lively Festive Board to partake of an excellent five course meal.
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”