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Aclet L5880

Who are we?

What we do

Why join us?

A vibrant membership, which ranges from very experienced to relatively new.               Everyone plays a part and we enjoy our meetings.

When we meet

2nd Monday January – Installation


Joining fee: Under review

Lodge subscriptions: £120

Typical dining fee: £10


facilities at Shildon Masonic Hall


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

Hall information

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Lodges that meet here


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Long Live the King | Durham Freemasons

Aclet Lodge may well have been one of the first masonic lodges to toast the newly crowned King.  The lodge held its meeting on Bank Holiday, Monday the 8th May and the Master, Robert Dickenson opened the lodge in the usual manner.  After the opening business was concluded, George Siddle, of Vane Lodge rose to his feet trumpet in hand and played a wonderful fanfare, followed by the National Anthem.  The lodge Master Robert then proclaimed our King, King Charles III.  This resulted in the brethren responding with great gusto “Long live the King” with a three-cheer salutation following.

The lodge was then closed in due form and the attending brethren moved downstairs for a whisky toast and again the national anthem was sung.  Toasts followed to the King and the Grand Master. The business was concluded by 19:30 hours with the brethren returning home to their families to conclude the Bank Holiday.

This was certainly a novel idea and the lodge members and visitors alike approved of this gesture on this most auspicious occasion, a timely and significant show of recognition to our new Monarch.

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