Saint Peter’s L8953

Who are we?

Saint Peter’s Lodge No.8953 is a Lodge of Freemasons meeting at the Wearside Masonic Temple. The Lodge has been warranted since 11th June 1980. Originally

made up mainly of parishioners of Saint Peters Church in Monkwearmouth Sunderland, from whence the Lodge derived its name. The Installation meeting is in October.

What we do

Originally set up as a ‘dining lodge’ to take advantage of good food and comradeship. It now has members from the Sunderland & Peterlee areas. Saint Peter’s Lodge uses ‘old working’ ritual, which is different to most other Masonic Lodges and prides itself of performing this extremely well.

Why join us?

If you want to be part of a small but closely knit Lodge with many longstanding and experienced Masons. We are extremely friendly and enjoy performing ritual well. If you take pride in what you do but also enjoy friendship and camaraderie, then we are the Lodge for you.

When we meet

Second Tuesday in March, April, May, September, October (Installation) and November


Joining fee: £100

Lodge subscriptions: £155 per year (payable in October)

Typical dining fee: £15


facilities at Wearside Masonic Temple


Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7DX.

Hall information

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There is ample parking within a short walk from the Temple.


Wearside Masonic Temple is easy to access from the city centre and all major roads leading into it.


Wide doors, a level entrance once beyond the entrance stairway, and easy access to the lift to all floors.


Emergency exits from the upper floors have steps.


The Wearside Masonic Temple was constructed in 1932 and not ideally suited to those with mobility issues. That said, once the small stairway at the entrance is overcome, with the assistance of our brethren, the building has a lift to all floors and internal doorways will accommodate wheelchair access to the overwhelming majority of areas.


Accessible toilets


No internal ramps, wide doorways, rest chairs, a hearing loop is available and all dining tables are wheelchair accessible.


A small number of stairs with handrails to the entrance leading to a lift to all floors.

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