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This article will be used to provide the latest updates from UGLE and Province for the Coronavirus pandemic.


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.


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  • 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”….

  • Masonic Widows……

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

  • Provincial 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”

  • 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”

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"I thought maybe I could entertain those that are doing their bit by staying at home and, at the same time, raise much needed cash for those who can’t.”

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