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Rose Croix Annual Church Service

Traditionally in the District of Durham, the Ancient & Accepted Rite, known as the Rose Croix, holds an annual church service followed by a lunch. This year the service will be held at the St Nicholas with Christ Church, Ellison Road, Dunston, NE11 9UN.

The service will commence at 12 noon on Sunday,1st October, 2023 and will be followed by lunch at the Dunston Masonic Hall, Holmside Avenue, Dunston, NE11 9TJ, commencing at 1.15pm.

The service and lunch are being organised by Dunston Chapter Rose Croix No. 1069. All are welcome to the service without booking. If you would like to book for the lunch, at a cost of £12.50 per person, please contact Martin Rankin martin.rankin@icloud.com or your chapter recorder.

As always, the cost of the lunch for widows of Rose Croix members will be covered by our District Charity, the Andrew R. Riley Trust.

The Inspector General, Michael Shaw, looks forward to welcoming you to this special event in the annual calendar for the District of Durham.

Stronger Together

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Dunston St Nicholas L9712

Dunston St Nicholas 9712

Who are we?

Dunston St Nicholas Lodge No.9712 (Consecrated 1st April 2000).

We are a charitable, friendly Lodge and are one of five Daylight Lodges scattered across the Province. 

Although we are a small Lodge with just 14 members,(8 active, 3 still working and 3 who have difficulty attending due to ill health), the 8 active members are very enthusiastic and willing to fill in with the offices and ceremonies.

The demographic trend shows that we have an ageing membership in our Lodge, without a Candidate since 2001. However, I know that we are all young at heart with many interests outside of Freemasonry and would not have any problems with intergrating any Joining Members or Candidates into our warm and welcoming Lodge.

What we do

We are an Emulation Lodge and we try to adhere to the Emulation ritual by the book even though several members come from Lodges who practice other workings. We all accept this willingly and thoroughly enjoy each others’ company both at work and socially.

Why join us?

We have an ageing membership but would welcome any potential candidate no matter what colour, creed or disability because we know that freemasonry is universal to everyone.

Although small in numbers we are a very friendly lodge with a caring, helpful, happy and conscientious membership who possess vast knowledge and experience in freemasonry. We  would be pleased to warmly receive any prospective Candidate or Joining Member no matter what age who would like to join this wonderful Fraternity.

When we meet

We meet on the Third Monday in March (Annual Meeting), May, September and November at 10.30 am.

Fees

Joining fee: £5

Lodge subscriptions: £105

Typical dining fee: £8

Contact

roy.youngsy@gmail.com
facilities at DUNSTON Masonic Hall

Address

Freemasons Hall, Holmside Avenue, Dunston, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9TJ

Hall information

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Lodges that meet here

Parking: 

Ample tarmacked parking on site with secure metal fencing around the perimeter and CCTV cover the full carpark area. Accessible parking space adjacent to the hall.

Approach: 

Level access covering the full car park area, wheel chair access through double doors off the car park. 

Entrance: 

Main entrance having two large flat areas of low-level steps. Vestibule foyer having a Maglock / doorbell for security. 

Emergency: 

In the case of Emergency the lift MUST NOT be used, exit from upper floor is by steps (stair case)  Evac-chair located in upper foyer. Evacuation routes / plans for emergency exit are in all rooms adjacent to the doors. Each unit within the building has been issued with an evacuation procedure from the Hall Company. A defibrillator is located on the ground floor foyer.

Toilets: 

Accessible toilets, Wheel Chair accessible to both WC (ladies & Gents) on ground and upper floors.

Accessibility:

We welcome everyone, and as Freemasons will always be ready when required to help all Brethren and visitors to participate and enjoy our meetings and facilities

The building has been fully adapted for all brethren that have a disability (wheel chair access throughout)  

Inside: 

Ground floor and upper floor no internal ramps. Wheel chair accessible throughout, Hearing loop in Meeting room.  Comfort / seating areas throughout the building

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case to upper floor have handrails on both sides. Lift to upper floor can accommodate wheel chair and one person.  Small lift to access the meeting room.

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Winlaton St Paul’s L8931





Who are we?

Based in Dunston, Gateshead, Winlaton St Paul’s Lodge was consecrated in October 1980. Originally formed as a dining lodge with a remit of charitable donation, today it retains many of its early traditions whilst incorporating a modern viewpoint to enhance the quality of members’ enjoyment of freemasonry. 

What we do

Winlaton St Paul’s Lodge meets four times each year. It consists of like-minded people who enjoy each other’s company and promoting the values and charitable aspects of freemasonry.

Why join us?

A local lodge but with a cross-section of members from a wide area, we are a very welcoming Lodge who enjoy our Freemasonry to the full whilst maintaining high standards in our meetings and Masonic practices.



When we meet

First Thursday in April, June, October (Installation) and December

Fees

Joining fee: n/a

Lodge subscriptions: £115

Typical dining fee: £10

Contact



winlatonstpauls8931@gmail.com




facilities at DUNSTON Masonic Hall

Address

Freemasons Hall, Holmside Avenue, Dunston, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9TJ

Parking: 

Ample tarmacked parking on site with secure metal fencing around the perimeter and CCTV cover the full carpark area. Accessible parking space adjacent to the hall.

Approach: 

Level access covering the full car park area, wheel chair access through double doors off the car park. 

Entrance: 

Main entrance having two large flat areas of low-level steps. Vestibule foyer having a Maglock / doorbell for security. 

Emergency: 

In the case of Emergency the lift MUST NOT be used, exit from upper floor is by steps (stair case)  Evac-chair located in upper foyer. Evacuation routes / plans for emergency exit are in all rooms adjacent to the doors. Each unit within the building has been issued with an evacuation procedure from the Hall Company. A defibrillator is located on the ground floor foyer.

Toilets: 

Accessible toilets, Wheel Chair accessible to both WC (ladies & Gents) on ground and upper floors.

Accessibility:

We welcome everyone, and as Freemasons will always be ready when required to help all Brethren and visitors to participate and enjoy our meetings and facilities

The building has been fully adapted for all brethren that have a disability (wheel chair access throughout)  

Inside: 

Ground floor and upper floor no internal ramps. Wheel chair accessible throughout, Hearing loop in Meeting room.  Comfort / seating areas throughout the building

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case to upper floor have handrails on both sides. Lift to upper floor can accommodate wheel chair and one person.  Small lift to access the meeting room.


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Crowley L6901

Crowley 1946





Who are we?

Crowley Lodge No. 6901 was consecrated in 1949 being named after Sir Ambrose Crowley a local Industrialist in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Our Lodge members are a group of like-minded men who prize friendship, mutual respect and an appreciation of Charitable Giving.

We maintain Masonic Traditions both in the Lodge Room and at  the after-proceedings where we dine together in fraternal fellowship.

What we do

Crowley Lodge prides itself on being a friendly Lodge.  We welcome new members.   

We enjoy each other’s company whilst at the same time we support Charities, both Masonic and Non-Masonic.

Why join us?

Amongst our members we have some who work and some who are retired.

Our common goal is to support the Lodge in whatever capacity we can.

The third Friday of each month is a special night for us and we always look forward to an enjoyable evening.



When we meet

Third Friday of each month September to June.

Installation Meeting – February.

Fees

Joining fee: £69 plus vat

Lodge subscriptions: £150

Typical dining fee: £10

Contact

Secretary – Keith Liddell



k.liddell@blueyonder.co.uk


07986 567 005




facilities at DUNSTON Masonic Hall

Address

Freemasons Hall, Holmside Avenue, Dunston, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9TJ

Parking: 

Ample tarmacked parking on site with secure metal fencing around the perimeter and CCTV cover the full carpark area. Accessible parking space adjacent to the hall.

Approach: 

Level access covering the full car park area, wheel chair access through double doors off the car park. 

Entrance: 

Main entrance having two large flat areas of low-level steps. Vestibule foyer having a Maglock / doorbell for security. 

Emergency: 

In the case of Emergency the lift MUST NOT be used, exit from upper floor is by steps (stair case)  Evac-chair located in upper foyer. Evacuation routes / plans for emergency exit are in all rooms adjacent to the doors. Each unit within the building has been issued with an evacuation procedure from the Hall Company. A defibrillator is located on the ground floor foyer.

Toilets: 

Accessible toilets, Wheel Chair accessible to both WC (ladies & Gents) on ground and upper floors.

Accessibility:

We welcome everyone, and as Freemasons will always be ready when required to help all Brethren and visitors to participate and enjoy our meetings and facilities

The building has been fully adapted for all brethren that have a disability (wheel chair access throughout)  

Inside: 

Ground floor and upper floor no internal ramps. Wheel chair accessible throughout, Hearing loop in Meeting room.  Comfort / seating areas throughout the building

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case to upper floor have handrails on both sides. Lift to upper floor can accommodate wheel chair and one person.  Small lift to access the meeting room.


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Eslington L4623

Eslington 4623





Who are we?

Eslington Lodge No. 4623. Consecrated 9th April 1924. Date of Warrant 8th February 1924. Hall Stone Jewel Lodge

We have a long history of helping the local community and charities in the area, including Whickham Junior Golf Club and other local charities. 

What we do

Eslington Lodge members try to uphold and carry on the high standards and traditions into modern times. Incorporating the principles masonry Integrity, Friendship, Respect, and Charity.

Achieved by freemason of this lodge during the past 99 years.

Why join us?

We are one of the four Craft Lodges in Dunston with a vast amount of knowledge and tradition. Regarded as a friendly and a welcoming lodge who have a forward looking approach to

Encourage members and younger members.



When we meet

2nd Wednesday of February, March, April, May, October, November, and December. Annual Meeting in April   

Fees

Joining fee: £100

Lodge subscriptions: £145

Typical dining fee: Nil



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peelronnie@yahoo.co.uk


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facilities at DUNSTON Masonic Hall

Address

Freemasons Hall, Holmside Avenue, Dunston, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9TJ

Parking: 

Ample tarmacked parking on site with secure metal fencing around the perimeter and CCTV cover the full carpark area. Accessible parking space adjacent to the hall.

Approach: 

Level access covering the full car park area, wheel chair access through double doors off the car park. 

Entrance: 

Main entrance having two large flat areas of low-level steps. Vestibule foyer having a Maglock / doorbell for security. 

Emergency: 

In the case of Emergency the lift MUST NOT be used, exit from upper floor is by steps (stair case)  Evac-chair located in upper foyer. Evacuation routes / plans for emergency exit are in all rooms adjacent to the doors. Each unit within the building has been issued with an evacuation procedure from the Hall Company. A defibrillator is located on the ground floor foyer.

Toilets: 

Accessible toilets, Wheel Chair accessible to both WC (ladies & Gents) on ground and upper floors.

Accessibility:

We welcome everyone, and as Freemasons will always be ready when required to help all Brethren and visitors to participate and enjoy our meetings and facilities

The building has been fully adapted for all brethren that have a disability (wheel chair access throughout)  

Inside: 

Ground floor and upper floor no internal ramps. Wheel chair accessible throughout, Hearing loop in Meeting room.  Comfort / seating areas throughout the building

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case to upper floor have handrails on both sides. Lift to upper floor can accommodate wheel chair and one person.  Small lift to access the meeting room.


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Liddell L3616

Liddel 3616





Who are we?

Liddell lodge No 3616 (consecrated on 14th September 1912) over these many years has a rich history of assisting the local communities with all manner of different aspects, (i.e. charities, Scouts, Play Groups, etc, etc). The Lodge still tries to maintain the age-old traditions within freemasonry, but on the same token progressing into everyday modern requirements, so that we may encourage new members, that they can enjoy themselves with the feeling of friendship, comradery and being involved.        

What we do

Liddell Lodge being a group of masons ranging from young and old, with a common objective of forward thinking, to try and enhance the well being of each other (brethren) and understand.  To encourage the young members to ask questions, explain what is happening during the evenings events.        

Why join us?

Liddell Lodge is the oldest within the Masonic building, having wealth of history, a cross section of hard-working members from all different trades, whose aim is to help one another enjoy life and support the local charities.



When we meet

4th Thursday in the months, January, February, March, April, May, September, October (Installation) November, December.

Fees

Joining fee: £100

Lodge subscriptions: £145

Typical dining fee: £10

Contact



k.dobbin@btopenworld.com




facilities at DUNSTON Masonic Hall

Address

Freemasons Hall, Holmside Avenue, Dunston, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9TJ

Parking: 

Ample tarmacked parking on site with secure metal fencing around the perimeter and CCTV cover the full carpark area. Accessible parking space adjacent to the hall.

Approach: 

Level access covering the full car park area, wheel chair access through double doors off the car park. 

Entrance: 

Main entrance having two large flat areas of low-level steps. Vestibule foyer having a Maglock / doorbell for security. 

Emergency: 

In the case of Emergency the lift MUST NOT be used, exit from upper floor is by steps (stair case)  Evac-chair located in upper foyer. Evacuation routes / plans for emergency exit are in all rooms adjacent to the doors. Each unit within the building has been issued with an evacuation procedure from the Hall Company. A defibrillator is located on the ground floor foyer.

Toilets: 

Accessible toilets, Wheel Chair accessible to both WC (ladies & Gents) on ground and upper floors.

Accessibility:

We welcome everyone, and as Freemasons will always be ready when required to help all Brethren and visitors to participate and enjoy our meetings and facilities

The building has been fully adapted for all brethren that have a disability (wheel chair access throughout)  

Inside: 

Ground floor and upper floor no internal ramps. Wheel chair accessible throughout, Hearing loop in Meeting room.  Comfort / seating areas throughout the building

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case to upper floor have handrails on both sides. Lift to upper floor can accommodate wheel chair and one person.  Small lift to access the meeting room.


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Dunston Masonic Hall



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facilities at DUNSTON Masonic Hall

Address

Freemasons Hall, Holmside Avenue, Dunston, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9TJ

Parking: 

Ample tarmacked parking on site with secure metal fencing around the perimeter and CCTV cover the full carpark area. Accessible parking space adjacent to the hall.

Approach: 

Level access covering the full car park area, wheel chair access through double doors off the car park. 

Entrance: 

Main entrance having two large flat areas of low-level steps. Vestibule foyer having a Maglock / doorbell for security. 

Emergency: 

In the case of Emergency the lift MUST NOT be used, exit from upper floor is by steps (stair case)  Evac-chair located in upper foyer. Evacuation routes / plans for emergency exit are in all rooms adjacent to the doors. Each unit within the building has been issued with an evacuation procedure from the Hall Company. A defibrillator is located on the ground floor foyer.

Toilets: 

Accessible toilets, Wheel Chair accessible to both WC (ladies & Gents) on ground and upper floors.

Accessibility:

We welcome everyone, and as Freemasons will always be ready when required to help all Brethren and visitors to participate and enjoy our meetings and facilities

The building has been fully adapted for all brethren that have a disability (wheel chair access throughout)  

Inside: 

Ground floor and upper floor no internal ramps. Wheel chair accessible throughout, Hearing loop in Meeting room.  Comfort / seating areas throughout the building

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case to upper floor have handrails on both sides. Lift to upper floor can accommodate wheel chair and one person.  Small lift to access the meeting room.


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Durham Chapter Convocation 2023 | Durham Freemasons

Saturday 20th May 2023 saw The Annual Convocation of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Durham, with the Fed in Dunston being the venue. The various car parks quickly filled as the Stewards displayed their usual immaculate organising skills to make sure all went with precision so that the Companions could enter the venue and robe in the crimson, purple and blue of the Royal Arch.

This is the premier event in the Royal Arch Masonic calendar, and it provides an opportunity for companions from Masonic Halls throughout the province, along with distinguished guests to renew old friendships, meet future friends and of course, support the many Companions being either appointed or Promoted in Provincial Grand Chapter.

The Chapter room looked magnificent, and many thanks go to all those responsible for the setting up which had been ongoing from Friday evening. The sound of the Provincial Grand Organ so eloquently played by Richard Scothan, as the Companions stood to order to receive the Grand Superintendent and his Co-Principals added to the occasion.

With Provincial Grand Chapter opened in due form, apologies and minutes of the previous Convocation confirmed it was time for all present to remember the 41 companions we lost since our last meeting in July 2022.

After the Roll Call of Acting Provincial Grand Chapter Officers and Chapters, the Grand Superintendent welcomed the Companions, his Distinguished Guests, and Heads of Other Orders.

With the Provincial Grand Treasurer’s Statement of Accounts considered and accepted by the Companions present and the Treasurer re-elected for another 12 months along with the official Auditors, it was time to perform the most important and pleasurable part of the day, to appoint, invest and promote those companions’ receiving honours.

To see the full list of Appointments and Promotions Click Here.

With the Companions newly invested, safely back in their seats and the escorting carrousel of Director of Ceremonies retired back to their positions within Provincial Grand Chapter the Grand Superintendent, John Paul Thompson addressed Provincial Grand Chapter.

In his address John paid tribute to the companions he had the privilege to invest as well as to those retiring acting officers for the support they gave to the province and to Michael Shaw the Deputy.

Those who had been appointed to or promoted in Grand Rank at the April meeting of the Supreme Grand Chapter were introduced and applauded with acclamation.

John also thanked the many Companions present for their support in such high numbers, a testament to their commitment to Royal Arch Masonry, the first on a Saturday, as opposed to the usual mid-week meetings of the Chapter.

Moving onto the subject of membership he expounded on the need to make our ceremonies enjoyable and engaging, allowing Companions not only to perform the ritual to a high standard but also to understand their journey.

In his address, John said I hope you have noticed today companions that our Chapter furniture is looking quite pristine today. For many years we have kindly borrowed these items from Castle Eden, Sunderland, and Durham Chapters. Recently Londonderry Chapter of Amity and Rowlands Gill Lodge closed, and have kindly donated various ‘key’ items for our Provincial ceremonials including these magnificent thrones and many other items related to the Chapter.

To read the Grand Superintendent’s Address in Full Click Here.

A collection was then taken in Aid of Durham Benevolence  raising over £2,000.00   and with the companions having the opportunity of donating electronically by scanning a QR code on the back of the order of proceedings all donations made this weekend will be credited to the chapter collection.

Quick link to the donation page here

After the Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra informed the Convocation that there was no other business Provincial Grand Chapter was then closed in due form the Grand Organ along with the Companions raised the roof with two verses of the National Anthem.

Remember companions, we are stronger together.

#Freemasons  #oneorganisation

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Rose Croix | Durham Freemasons

Gateshead Masonic Hall saw Dunston Chapter Rose Croix host the Annual Meeting of the District of Durham Rose Croix, which was the first Annual Meeting under the direction of Michael Stuart Shaw since his Installation as the new Inspector General.

The lodge room was full as Michael entered accompanied by other distinguished guests from nearby Districts. Other heads of orders were present at the meeting led by the Provincial Grand Master of the Craft, John Thompson.

The custom at the annual meeting is to perfect a candidate and, on this occasion, Andrew Jonathan Mason had that privilege. The ritual was carried out by the Most Wise Sovereigns (Masters) of Chapters throughout the District.

The lunch after the meeting was first class and with nearly 130 seated was expertly served by the catering staff. After the usual toasts Michael thanked all for their attendance and Dunston Chapter in particular.

The toast of the day was proposed by Frank Rankin to Andrew Jonathan Mason, the newest candidate into the order and he suitably replied.

Another great masonic occasion.

“Stronger together”

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Durham Mark PGM | Durham Freemasons

Monday 28 th November 2022 was a very special date in the Mark Master Masons of Durham calendar at “The Fed” in Dunston. Over 200 brethren gathered to witness the Installation of David Nigel Hanson, as the brand new Provincial Grand Master following the retirement of Prof Denovan Keith Wilson.

The Pro Grand Master, John Prizeman and a team of Grand Officers from London, including the Assistant Grand Master, our very own Den Wilson, arrived to carry out the Installation and a little after 11.30am they were admitted into the Lodge Room by the Presiding Master Frank Rankin and the ceremony took place.

The Craft and Chapter were well represented by the Provincial Grand Master John Thompson, his Deputy Michael Graham and Assistant John Watts for the Craft and Michael Shaw and Rak Bhalla for the Chapter to name but a few.

The meal which followed was of a very high standard and well served by the waitresses. The speeches and toasts were sincere and well received.

After a most enjoyable day the Provincial Grand Master made a point of congratulating David on his appointment as well as his Deputy Trevor Lynn and Assistant Michael Wilkinson.

The “Stronger Together” theme was never more evident than at this event and we all hope that David has many happy and fruitful years to enjoy his exalted position.

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