This article will be used to provide the latest updates from UGLE and Province for the Coronavirus pandemic.
Update from United Grand Lodge of England, 10th May 2021. Guidance has been forwarded to all members advising that, in line with Government guidelines, the National suspension will be lifted from 17th May 2021. Each lodge and chapter will need to determine its own pathway out of the restrictions, within the guidelines.
Update from United Grand Lodge of England, 2nd November 2020, regarding National suspension.
Update from the Provincial Grand Master / Grand Superintendent, 18th September 2020, regarding local restrictions.
Update from UGLE, 16th May 2020. A message from the Pro Grand Master, MWBro Peter Lowndes.
Issue One of the Durham Freemasons COVID-19 Newsletter, 28th April 2020.
Update from the Provincial Grand Master, Provincial Grand Superintendent, 19th April 2020. Read the thoughts of RWBro John Arthur, by clicking here.
Update from UGLE, 14th April 2020. Please see below a joint letter from Dr David Staples, CEO of the United Grand Lodge of England and David Innes, Chief Executive of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Freemasons’ Charity.
Update from UGLE, 17th March 2020.
Brethren. Breaking news from the United Grand Lodge of England. By command of the The Most Worshipful Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, all Masonic meetings are suspended for four months with immediate effect.
Update from UGLE, 16th March 2020.
Message from UGLE, 13th March 2020.
Provincial Notice – Suspension of Provincial Activities, 13th March 2020.
Provincial Notice – Guidance on Lodge and Chapter Meetings, 8th March 2020.
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”