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St Andrew’s L6217

St Andrews 6217

Who are we?

We are a small friendly lodge based in Stanley that has been part of the community for over 75 years. We meet up from September to June every year and forge new friendships and connections. We meet socially where potential members are always welcome.

Our core values are integrity, respect and charity. We pride ourselves in the traditions of the lodge whilst ensuring we incorporate modern day values and enhance all members sense of belonging.

What we do

St. Andrews prides itself on being very forward thinking and being able to have members who are very knowledgeable and forward thinking people. We are always looking for other like minded people who enjoy the company of others and want to make a difference to people in our local communities.

Why join us?

If you enjoy other people’s company then Freemasonry is definitely for you as we thrive on engaging with others and supporting people in the community and in house. We offer the opportunity to make new friendships in a safe environment after our meetings at a social dinner.

When we meet

1st Tuesdays in September, October, November, December, February, March, April, May and June.


Joining fee: £100

Lodge subscriptions: £160 which can be paid monthly or in full.

Typical dining fee: £12


facilities at Stanley Masonic Hall


Scott Street, Stanley, Co. Durham, DH9 8AD.

Hall information

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Very large free car park.


Easy level access from the car park, (people can be dropped off at the door) only a very low kerb.


Wide door wheelchair easy access.


Emergency exits are available in each area of the ground floor and from the first floor via the main staircase


Our building is a purpose-built Masonic Hall and over the years has made several modifications to the structure of the building to meet the demands and requirements of everyone regardless of their abilities.


Accessible ladies and gents’ toilets and a dedicated disabled toilet.


No ramps or steps downstairs.


Wide stairs with handrail, chair lift to temple.

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Diamond Jubilee | Durham Freemasons

At St Andrew’s Lodge in Stanley, Selwyn Smith Beattie celebrated his 60th anniversary as a Freemason on 1st November 2022.

The commemorative Certificate was presented by the Provincial Grand Master, John Paul Thompson and at the festive board which followed Selwyn received a gift of a special whisky and glasses.

As well as holding Grand Rank for 30 of his 60 year’s service, Selwyn holds grand rank in the Royal Arch Chapter and most of the Progressive Orders including Mark, RAM, KT, KM, RCC, OSM, SC, AMD and KBHC with the highest in the Royal and Select Masters as the first District Grand Master of Durham for a period of AAA14 years from 1997 to 2011 and became a member of the Ninth Arch in 2016.

In the unavoidable absence of the current District Grand Master Michael Graham the Royal and Select Masters were represented by the District Principal Conductor of the Work, Bryan Kennedy; Red Cross of Constantine and Scarlet Cord represented by the Deputy Intendant General and Deputy Provincial Grand Summus Gary D Taylor while Knights Templar by the Provincial Sub Prior John D Watts also present as craft Assistant Provincial Grand Master for the North West Durham area.

Selwyn is a skilled banner maker with his handiwork not only evident in his mother lodge but on many other unit and provincial banners throughout the region.

In his response to a generous toast at the festive board Selwyn thanked everyone for the support he’s received and that he is looking forward to receiving his 60th certificate presentation from Mark Masonry in only 6 years time and thereafter, the many other Progressive Orders which have given him so much pleasure.

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