Who are we?
The lodge is 25 years old this year with 8 of its founding members still with us. We are a mix of persons wishing to meet during the day with brethren also members of other mother lodges within the Stockton on Tees building.
What we do
Brethren that meet wishing to socialise with others and raise funds for charitable organisations dear to masonry but also to local charities close to our hearts in Stockton
Why join us?
We have a good mix of individuals across the age range from younger through to older members. We try and enjoy our meetings and accept that on occasions you are aloud to get ritual wrong (as the saying goes it can happen to anyone).
There is a large car park and on street parking plus use of a school car park adjacent to the building.
From the car park there is a large entrance with a roller shutter door. This doubles as an entrance for people with disabilities. Carry on past this and turn left into Wellington Street, there is a front door with two steps up. A door bell is also placed here with intercom communication.
Blue Door on Wellington street (keep ringing the buzzer – someone will eventually let you in).
Emergency exits are well sign posted.
Only obstacle is 3 small steps into the temple.
Just inside the roller shutter entrance is a large reception area. This includes Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. There is a further Gent’s toilet just off the main reception area near the staircase and lift.
The temple is large well decorated and has a permanent chequered pavement. Some of the furniture dates back to the eighteenth century.
Recent repairs and improvement to the various roofs have made the building warm and welcoming. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the Wellington Suite and a separate gent’s toilet off the main entrance hall.
The bar area and Cooper Room are well decorated and comfortable. The Cooper Room is used for smaller Festive Boards, events and meetings. The main dining hall is a grand room capable of seating over one hundred comfortably. Doors lead directly into the well equipped 5 star rated kitchen.
There is a large grand staircase from the main reception area. A lift is situated just off the main reception area.