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Vane L3110

Who are we?

Vane Lodge 3110, has a fantastic history which was Consecrated in 1905, they originally held their regular meetings in Bishop Auckland, before moving to Shildon in 2017. Today Vane Lodge is a friendly, welcoming lodge, being a relatively small Lodge, with members varying in age, and believing in Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Charity, whilst keeping the traditions of the Lodge.

What we do

Vane Lodge prides itself on being a group of forward-thinking Masons with a common goal, to meet with like-minded people and enjoy each other’s company. 

We hold social events in which our family and friends are invited. At our February meeting we make it a special, successful, and sort after Burns Night in which we open and close the meeting, we have a piper and a Burns Supper, followed by entertainment. This is open to everyone should they wish to come along. 

We raise money and donate to local none masonic charities.

Why join us?

Vane Lodge have a wide cross section of members who believe in living life to the full, working hard but above all, helping others whilst trying to have fun in the process, and encouraging all members to participate in the ceremonies at the regular meetings.

Holding the meetings on a Friday evening at the start of weekend, has proved to be more relaxing than mid-week, and would suite and encourage those who work hard through the week to join Vane Lodge.

When we meet

7 Times a Year: 2nd Friday of February, April, June, September, October, November, and Installation meeting December.

Fees

Joining fee: 125 which covers yearly subscription

Lodge subscriptions: £125

Typical dining fee: £8

Contact

facilities at Shildon Masonic Hall

Address

Middleton Road, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 1NN.

Hall information

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Parking: 

There is ample room for parking in the Masonic Hall car park. 

Approach: 

Long steady ramp to side entrance from the car park to level access to ground floor. 

Entrance: 

There is a newly created ramp into the building, which is a disabled access with widened doors and ground floor facilities.

Emergency: 

There are a number of exits should any emergency arise. The Hall also has a defibrillator should that be required.

Accessibility:

The Masonic Hall is easy to access for able and those who are disabled.

Toilets: 

There are adequate toilet facilities, male and female, including disabled downstairs. There are also toilet facilities upstairs.

Inside: 

No internal ramps. Hearing loop in temple. Dining tables are wheelchair accessible.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Two stair cases available to temple on first floor. The rear stair case has stair lift, and then ramp into temple.

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Alan James Moore 60 Years Service to Freemasonry | Durham Freemasons

It was 60 not out for Alan James Moore of Trinity Lodge when he received his 60 year service to Freemasonry certificate at his home  from VW Bro George Clark, PDepProvGM, on 8th February 2023, as a consequence of Alan suffering from deteriorating health, which has prevented Alan attending Vane Lodge’s regular meetings.

Alan was initiated into Vane Lodge Bishop Auckland, on Friday 8th February 1963 following on in his father’s footsteps, and became their worshipful Master on 2 occasions 1975 and 20 years later in 1995 having 2 years earlier taken the chair of Trinity Lodge.  Alan remains a highly respected freemason and as a stalwart of the lodges he is a member, and was particularly delighted to receive honorary membership of Vane Lodge in 2022.

He presented Vane Lodge with their  current Past Masters Jewel, other donations over the years have included his farm hosting barbeques  raise funds in aid of Provincial Festivals for Vane Lodge. The farm is also the base for Alans other great passion in life, that of training race horses rumour has it, often producing the odd winning steed.

Joining the presentation party of George and Alan’s wife were members of  Vane Lodge George Siddle, Rod Hornsey, Paul Beere and Thomas Stubbs and representing Trinity Lodge, Simon Atkinson and Kevin William.

Congratulations Alan

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