Who are we?
A friendly Masonic Lodge in Crook County Durham who meet on a morning instead of the normal evening meetings We pride ourselves on the warmth of our welcome, especially to our visitors.
We are men of all ages and backgrounds who practice the masonic values of integrity, Friendship, Respect, Charity.
We very much welcome approaches for membership by anyone wishing to join masonry for the first time. Past members wishing to re-join a lodge are, of course, equally welcome.
What we do
We contribute to the charities of the Province of Durham by supporting them financially. Freemasonry provides a structure for members to come together through its guiding principles of integrity, friendship, respect & charity. It enables people to make new friendships and help with charitable causes
Odyssey Lodge is firmly embedded in the masonic community having been formed 23 years ago we try to make a difference whenever possible but never forgetting the importance of family We meet as a lodge 4 times a year for a formal masonic meeting, every meeting is followed by lunch which while relaxed nevertheless observes the expected traditions.
Why join us?
We are a relatively new Lodge but we are immensely proud of the contribution we make to, the overall beliefs of Freemasonry in general.
There is a considerable amount of warmness amongst the membership and new members are always made to feel welcome.
You should consider joining us if you would like to be part of a welcoming and supportive community of men who value integrity, respect, friendship and charity.
We set high standards and we’re serious about what we do, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and pride ourselves on the life long friendships made in our lodge. Odyssey Lodge was founded to help brethren who, for various reasons were unable or not willing to leave their homes on an evening with a view to re-joining the masonic community. We initiate men who are of a similar background and to make them welcome amongst Freemasons.
Ample free on street parking around the Masonic Hall.
Accessed direct from public footpath.
Small step into front doorway.
Emergency exits from ground floor has steps but ramp available when building in use. First floor emergency exit via main staircase. Full fire and smoke alarms. Building is covered by CCTV.
Stair lift to 1st Floor Temple, although a proper elevator is being planned for installation soon.
Ground floor accessible toilets.
Hearing loop in Temple, dining tables are wheelchair accessible.
Stair lift to 1st Floor Temple.