Who are we?
We are a Lodge associated with Durham School, Bow School and Durham Choristers School (known as Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation and referred to as the Foundation forthwith), The Province of Durham and a member of the Federation of School Lodges. Our membership is drawn from Old Boys from the Foundation, Masters and Governors of the Foundation (Past and Present), Family Members of Current and Past Pupils of the Foundation or People with a strong connection to the Foundation.
What we do
We contribute to the overall success of the Province of Durham by supporting their charities, both Nationally and Internationally.
We contribute to ongoing projects at the Foundation.
Why join us?
We are a relatively small Lodge but we are immensely proud of the contribution we make to, not only the Foundation, but the overall beliefs of Freemasonry in general. There is a considerable amount of camaraderie amongst the membership and new members are always made to feel welcome.
When we meet
2nd Friday in January, April, July (Installation held at Durham School), September and December
3rd Friday in May
We meet at 1845 hrs on all occasions except the Installation which starts at 1730 hrs at Durham School Luce Theatre.
Joining fee: £94 for Initiates and £10 for Joining Members
Lodge subscriptions: Currently £150/year for over 25’s, £75/year for under 25’s and £145 for country members (who live over 100 miles from Durham AND are members of another Lodge.
Typical dining fee: £12.50 – £25.00 (Special Events)
Mike Saint, Secretary
Parking is on the street outside the building, and it can on occasions be busy but it is free and generally available.
The approach is level off the pavement.
Wide wheelchair accessible doors.
The Hall is also equipped with a defibrillator and has Emergency exits across all floors of the building.
The hall is accessible for those with limited mobility with a combination of lift and stair lifts.
Many of our meeting places were built before disabilities were fully considered; many have protected status making major adaptations difficult. But Freemasons in themselves will adapt and assist Brethren, and visitors, to fully participate and enjoy the facilities.
The Hall is equipped with Male/female and disabled toilet facilities.
A grand entrance leads into a hallway which runs through the heart of the building past the grand staircase to the great hall. The Hall itself has a modern bar, fully functioning commercial Kitchen, a three-tier garden ideal for summer socials and functions as well as a first-floor committee room and Temple room to seat 100.
There is lift and stair lifts in the building.