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Cestria L4493

Who are we?

Cestria Lodge 4493 (Consecrated in 1923) have just recently celebrated their 100th anniversary. We have a wonderful mix of the older and younger mason who all believe in the core values of masonry. Integrity, Respect and Charity.

What we do

Cestria 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, whilst trying to make a difference, both in each other’s lives and in our local community.

Why join us?

Cestria 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, whilst trying to make a difference, both in each other’s lives and in our local community.

When we meet

4th Wednesday, September to November
3rd Wednesday December
4th Wednesday, January to May
Installation February

Fees

Joining fee: £50

Lodge subscriptions: £180

Typical dining fee: None

Contact

facilities at Chester-Le-Street Masonic Hall

Address

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

Hall information

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Parking: 

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.

Approach: 

Front door is adjacent to the front road.

Entrance: 

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

Emergency: 

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

Accessibility:

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: 

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

Inside: 

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.

Stairs/Lifts: 

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

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Centenary celebrations at Cestria | Durham Freemasons

The Provincial Grand Master, John Paul Thompson along with the Deputy Provincial Master, Michael Graham, the four Assistant Provincial Grand Masters and a Provincial Deputation attended Cestria Lodge Centenary celebrations at Chester Le Street Masonic Centre.

The lodge room was packed to the rafters with over seventy brethren, the Master of the Lodge, Stephen Foster, conducted the opening before handing over to the Secretary of the Lodge, David Anderson to perform a short talk on the history of Cestria.

On the second rising, the Provincial Grand Master asked the Deputy Provincial Grand Secretary, Mike Davies, to read out the Centenary Warrant before he presented it to the Lodge.

After closing, a hearty five course meal was served up at the festive board, downstairs and on John’s response to his toast thanked the brethren for a wonderful evening celebrating Cestria Lodge No 4493 centenary that evening and went on to say “Freemasonry is strong in Chester Le Street and you will always receive a warm welcome with very generous hospitality. Thank you for the wonderful gifts and Andrea, my wife, thanks you for the wonderful flowers”.

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