St Oswald L4260

Who are we?

We are a group of like minded individuals who meet up once a month to interact for one common objective, friendship, respect, and charity.

We are a small but friendly lodge and are known for making its visitors feel welcome, although not a military lodge a sizeable percentage of it’s members are Ex or serving military so the banter has been know to flow on the odd occasion, we do try hard to
make our meetings enjoyable and a bit of fun and try not to take ourselves too seriously Whilst still maintaining the traditions of the Lodge, we incorporate and appreciate modern everyday requirements to enhance the experience of our
membership and promote a feeling of belonging.

What we do

Meet up once a month on the first Thursday of the month, We have our meeting in the Temple, performing our rituals, then retire to a formal meal, and have drinks and chat with people from very many different backgrounds, but with one common goal, Freemasonry, camaraderie, supporting others and bettering ourselves.

Why join us?

We have an excellent cross section of members dedicated to the principles of Freemasonry with a friendly and supportive approach to our activities and enjoying each other’s company.

When we meet

The first Thursday of the month except for June, July, August and January at 18:45.

Fees

Joining fee: £110

Lodge subscriptions: £145 per year.

Typical dining fee: £15 for a 3 course meal with tea and coffee.

Contact

facilities at Darlington Masonic Hall

Address

Upper Archer St, Darlington DL3 6LS.

Hall information

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Parking: 

Ample car parking in adjacent ‘pay and display’ public facility. Free after 6pm and to ‘blue badge’ holders.

Approach: 

Somewhat unobtrusive ‘slip road’ entry off dual carriageway near town’s “Bondgate” roundabout becoming a one-way system to and from car park.

Entrance: 

Wide door, wheelchair accessible.

Emergency: 

Illuminated emergency exits on all floors. Diagrams of emergency escape routes are posted throughout the building and on the information TV. Smoke detectors are installed at the relevant points throughout the building.

We also have a defibrillator adjacent to the front door which is also accessible to the public.

Accessibility:

Close to Town Centre on its northern side, near commercial buildings and one of the Town’s (long stay) public car parks. Clearly signed as “Freemasons’ Hall” when seen from nearby dual carriageway. Wheelchair access at main entrance and at (rear) ‘service’ entrance by arrangement. Controlled entry via a somewhat unobtrusive ‘plain’ door with handrail and ramp.

Toilets: 

Accessible toilets.

Inside: 

Entrance ’lobby’ with access to ground floor facilities which include smart Lounge/bar, superb large dining room, cloakrooms and toilets (inc disabled). Lodge room seating 90 (approx) upstairs with extra chairs brought in when needed. Small ‘robing room’ for Grand Officers doubles as a local ‘museum.’ Attendance registration table immediately outside Lodge Room entrance.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stairs with ‘half-landing’ and handrails and/or lift provide access to upper floor.

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