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Earl of Durham L1274

Earl of Durham 1274

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 were formed on the 29th June 1869 and as such are the oldest Lodge in Chester le Street and very proud of our tradition and history.

What we do

Meet up once a month on the first Friday, We have our meeting in the Temple, performing are rituals, then retire to a formal festive board, and have drinks and chat to a great deal of very many different Gentlemen from all sorts of different backgrounds, but with one common detail, Freemasonry, camaraderie, and bettering yourself.

Why join us?

To better yourself in life and actions, meet up on social occasions sometimes with your significant other, for many different gatherings. 

When we meet

The first Friday of each Month except July/August.


Joining fee: £85

Lodge subscriptions: £185

Typical dining fee: Included in subscription.


facilities at Chester-Le-Street Masonic Hall


Station Road, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, DH3 3DU

Hall information

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There is a small car park situated at the rear of the Masonic Hall building for use by members and visitors. There is also a public car park situated nearby at Osborne Road, next to Osborne Workingmen’s Club. Osborne Road car park has two electric vehicle charging points.


Front door is adjacent to the front road.


There is a double door which has a security fob to gain entrance, or a bell to ring where bar staff can open electrically.


The building is equipped with defibrillators, emergency lighting and escape routes which will be highlighted on the notice boards.


Our membership comprises of all age ranges, with our oldest member being in his 80’s. We accommodate all needs within our Lodge and respectfully assist every member to access our meetings. We offer special dietary requirements at our festive boards and the Masonic Hall building has stair lifts to ensure all members are able to access the temple on the top floor of the building. 


Toilets are situated on every floor of the Masonic Hall building.


We have a fully functioning bar which is open most nights, A chef who can cater for functions, Friday fish and chips and Sunday lunches.


The Masonic Hall building is a three-storey building and has one main staircase fitted with stair lift facilities.

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