Who are we?
Hebburn Lodge No7201 is one of 2 Lodges that Meet in the William Gillhespy Masonic Centre Hebburn. The Lodge was consecrated in 1952 and was originally Heabrym Lodge which originated from the Anglo Saxon word for Hebburn. The Lodge Amalgamated with Palmer Lodge No9255 in 2018 marking a first for The Province of Durham.
Whilst the Lodge originally drew its membership from heavy Industry based on the banks of the River Tyne from such famous companies such Reyrolle, Swan Hunter, and Pyrotenax, the lodge now has a quite diverse membership from a wide variety of backgrounds.
What we do
We are like-minded people who enjoy themselves in each other’s company and that of our visitors and guests, who we are always very happy to see and greet.
We pride ourselves on the high standard of our ceremonial at our meetings, The ritual of which we are held in high renown by other local Lodges.
The dining after our meeting, known as the Festive Board, whilst conforming to all protocols, are relaxed affairs offering an excellent opportunity to get to know members and those visiting from other Lodges. We organise and participate in many initiatives at the Wearside Masonic Temple, Open Days, Heritage Days, social events, etc.
As well as working within the Lodge, we support other Lodges through regular visits and enjoy.
Free on Street Parking on monitored CCTV with additional overspill parking at adjacent shopping centre car park 100meters away.
When approaching from Station Road turn right at the Traffic Lights, onto Hedgely Road, 2nd right onto the one way system Vimy Avenue / Whickham Road arriving at Aln Street, the Building is also connected to several transport links including Bus/Taxi and the nearby Metro Station 150 Metres from the Hall.
The hall entrance is at the front of the building and is clearly signed.
Emergency exits at ground level floor are situated at the East elevation of the function room, via the corridor and exit the illuminated fire exit, with a small step to the pathway, also via the North function room elevation double fire doors through the foyer and lobby and onto the public footpath where there is a an “evacuation chair” available.
Situated in the Town Centre adjacent to a park, near commercial buildings and one of the Town’s (long stay) public car parks, Clearly signed as “The William Gillhespy Masonic Centre” when seen from nearby High Street.
An accessible toilets both male and Female are situated at ground floor level each having disabled access facilities, with Baby changing within the female toilets. is situated on the ground floor. There is an additional dual sex toilet at first floor level.
Downstairs is the dining area and bar with toilets. The cloaking rooms & temple are upstairs.
Unfortunately there is no lift but there is a stair lift.