Sportsman’s L9440

Who are we?

Sportsman’s Lodge were consecrated on 26th October 1991 and from then until the present day, have continuously had a very good membership and large attendances at Lodge meetings. Sportsman’s Lodge is one of the largest Lodges in the Province of Durham as far as membership is concerned. As we meet only four times a year, this enables us to have a good number of members who are also members from other Masonic Lodges. 

What we do

Sportsman’s Lodge prides itself on being a group of mixed age group and forward-thinking Masons with a common aim, to meet in unity and harmony with like-minded people and enjoy each other’s company, whilst trying to make a difference, both in each other’s lives and in our local community and further afield. 

Why join us?

We have a range of ‘Sporting’ members from football referees officiating in the English Football League and Local Leagues to golfers, cricketers, cyclists and lawn bowlers. All of whom are currently or have represented their respective sport at a very high standard. Members ages range from mid-twenties to eighty years plus, thus creating a great atmosphere for all concerned.

When we meet

First Friday in the months of April (Installation), July, September and December (subject to any Bank Holidays)


Joining fee: £35

Lodge subscriptions: £150

Typical dining fee: Installation meeting £15.00 and regular meetings £8.00.


facilities at Penshaw Masonic Hall


Shiney Row, Co Durham, DH4 7LQ.

Hall information

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More than ample parking facilities consisting of a tarmacked car park with a good number of parking spaces near to the entrance door.


A level paved footpath leads from the car park toward the entrance door.


Entrance area consists of a concrete footpath with a very slight incline leading to a wide entrance door and hallway.


Two emergency exits are located in the main dining hall, both lead to the main car park along a footpath with a small step. There is also an emergency exit located in the smaller dining hall that leads to the main carpark along a paved footpath.


Our hall is a quite new, single storey building. The entrance is via a short ramp. The entrance door is wide. Being single storey, there are no obstructions to any part of the building. We have a large secure car park where disabled parking slots are close to the entrance. We have excellent accessibility toilet facilities.


There are male and female toilets along with an accessible toilet.


As the Masonic Hall is all on ground level, there are no internal ramps or stairs. A large dining hall with a bar is accessed via double doors and is wheelchair accessible; there is also a smaller dining hall with a bar. Food cooked and served from the large kitchen area is of an extremely high standard.

There are two well equipped Lodge rooms, the main one being considerably larger than the  other one.


There are no stairs or lifts – all facilities are on one level.

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