Who are we?
Heugh Lodge No 7773 (Consecrated 1961) is the youngest Lodge in Hartlepool. We have established a reputation for friendliness and innovation in our meetings, as well as contributing actively to the social life centred on the building.
We have a proud record of supporting both Masonic and local charities and received a Platinum award for our above target contribution to the last 5 year Durham Festival which raised funds for central national Masonic charities.
Our membership covers a wide range of occupations (including some ex-uniformed servicemen) and member’s ages range from 28 to 90.
What we do
As part of our calendar we run 3 themed evenings every year on Lodge nights which are very popular with other Lodges. In December we invite our ladies and
widows to join us for a traditional Christmas dinner with Carol singing afterwards. January sees our traditional Burns Night when we decorate the dining room with
tartan banners and pipe in the haggis before Burns ritual address to it is given. In June we have a nautical theme night when the dining room is again appropriately decorated and we all join in for a session of sea shanties after a nautical themed festive board. Our special raffle on these evenings raises money for the RNLI.
We also produce a popular monthly newsletter reporting on activity in Heugh and the other 8 (10 until recently) Hartlepool Lodges. It is always copiously illustrated with photographs. Back copies in the several volumes of our ‘Bar Browser’ are always available for inspection give a potted history of Hartlepool Masonry since 2006.
Why join us?
We are a traditional Masonic Lodge striving to make good men better. We believe in delivering sincere ritual while at the same time are committed to making
Freemasonry fun and interesting as well as supporting local as well as Masonic charities. Members and visitors are always made welcome. Potential new
members are also always welcome to dine at our themed evenings to have a preview of our festivities before making any commitment. New members will receive support and guidance from our Lodge Mentor; our members regularily visit other Lodges and the new member will be invited to accompany us on these occasions.
When we meet
Monthly, on the third wednesday of each month. We do not meet in July and August.
Start time is 7pm however the bar will be open from about 6:30pm so that members can catch up with the latest news.
Our yearly “ Installation” meeting in September starts a little earlier.
Joining fee: £100
Lodge subscriptions: £130
Typical dining fee: £13 to £15
A mix of parking is available directly adjacent the building and on-street in near proximity, with permit-only parking spaces free for use after 6pm.
The dedicated parking on tarmac around the building is monitored; members car registration must be logged with the co-ordinator.
Ramp to main entrance which is wide enough for wheel chair access.
The main entrance has video doorbell entry.
Emergency exits are sign posted. Defibrolator located outside adjacent the main entrance.
We welcome everyone and we will always be ready to lend a helping hand when required. Many of our meeting places were built before disabilities were fully considered; and our building has been adapted to help. The brethren will always help each other to participate in enjoying our masonry.
Male, female, and disabled toilets.
All one level on the ground floor with access to stairs and lift to all floors.
Stair case and Lift to temple and dining room.