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Heortnesse L4639

Heortnesse 4639

Who are we?

A collective group of like-minded individuals that come together monthly to enjoy each other’s company and whilst doing so, raise charitable funds for our local and national organisations. Each year there are thousands upon thousands of pounds raised locally and nationally for charities and other organisations. We pride ourselves in the unseen works that happen and the local assistance that is given to lots and lots of other charities.  A dripping tap slowly fills a bath. We only give what we can afford, it all adds up! Major charities, children’s groups, lifesaving organisations, have all benefitted from Freemasonry. Nationally there are first responder vehicles, ambulances and lifeboats all supplied by the funding of Freemasons. Children’s charities and adult support groups benefit too! Even a local ‘Silver’ band have all received funding from our Freemasons.

What we do

We try to regularly socialise by visiting other lodges that meet in Hartlepool and the surrounding areas.   We are always open to new members joining our lodge that is 100 years young in 2024! A century of giving in Hartlepool.  Our lodge is built on the foundations of Friendship, Charity, Respect and Integrity. The lodge was founded by Councillor CT Watson in 1824.  A lodge night would normally consist of a meeting, discussing the lodge ‘business’, ceremony for new members, followed by a Festive board. Normally consisting of a two or three course meal with the other members of the lodge. There are bar facilities for those that wish to socialise. The evening would include a raffle and other fund-raising ideas.  Typically, there are three ‘joining’ ceremonies for a new member, each with a different theme building on the principles and journey of a Freemasonry.  Once you become a Freemason, there are no other costs to visit other lodges around the province, nationally or even globally! There is a whole world of likeminded people. 

Why join us?

We are an easy-going group of individuals that collectively seek the enjoyment of helping and giving for the benefit of others.  Googling ‘Masonic lodge Hartlepool Heortnesse Lodge’ will bring up lots of images and links to any lodge and others within Hartlepool. 

When we meet

The 3rd Friday night of each month, except July, August, and December.

Fees

Joining fee: £100

Lodge subscriptions: £120

Typical dining fee: £10 to £14 depending upon the meal of the evening.

Contact

facilities at Hartlepool Raby Masonic Hall

Address

Raby Road,  Hartlepool TS24 8AH

Hall information

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Parking: 

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.

Approach: 

Ramp to main entrance which is wide enough for wheel chair access.

Entrance: 

The main entrance has video doorbell entry.

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are sign posted. Defibrolator located outside adjacent the main entrance.

Accessibility:

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.

Toilets: 

Male, female, and disabled toilets.

Inside: 

All one level on the ground floor with access to stairs and lift to all floors.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case and Lift to temple and dining room.

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Harte L4217 





Who are we?

Harte Lodge is a natural evolution form ancient lodges of operative masons, which continues the ideals of brotherly love and charity, supporting individuals and organisations in Hartlepool, Durham and the wider world. 

Last year, we raised thousands of pounds for local and masonic charities with particular emphasis on the Royal Masonic Charity for Boys and Girls  who support children who are less fortunate than we are.

We aspire to greater heights, and in addition to normal charitable raising we 

don’t forget the social element either, with dining, events and visit other lodges regularly.

Within the lodge we have some wonderful people, who live up those ancient ideals. We would welcome you to visit us, either as an existing mason or curious outsider who would like to find out more. You will be assured of a warm welcome.

Although we have laudable aims, we do this in a sociable setting, with the chance to get to know more of your fellow Hartlepudlians, Dunelmians and people across the country.

What we do

Freemasonry is a way of life where men can meet regularly in order to be active in the support of its own members, their ideals and of the community at large. 

Why join us?

What you will get out of membership of Freemasonry will be reflected by the effort you make to integrate with the other members of the Lodge. 

We are sure that you will gain far more from your membership than you expect, by becoming a Freemason and a more useful citizen in your community.

There are no mandates associated with your membership. After becoming a full member of the Lodge, you may be content to remain as a non-active member within the Lodge and just enjoy the fraternal gatherings.

One of the benefits of becoming active in the ritual side of our ceremonies, which will assist you in everyday life, is that by increasing your mental capacity it will give you more self-confidence in speaking to and interacting with your fellow men.



When we meet

3rd Monday – January, March, May, July, Sept, Nov.

Fees

Joining fee: £300

Lodge subscriptions: £165

Typical dining fee: £15

Contact



harte4217@gmail.com


Website




facilities at Hartlepool Raby Masonic Hall

Parking: 

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.

Approach: 

Ramp to main entrance which is wide enough for wheel chair access.

Entrance: 

The main entrance has video doorbell entry.

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are sign posted. Defibrolator located outside adjacent the main entrance.

Accessibility:

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.

Toilets: 

Male, female, and disabled toilets.

Inside: 

All one level on the ground floor with access to stairs and lift to all floors.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case and Lift to temple and dining room.


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Durham Freemasons Sponsor Tall Ships Trainees | Durham Freemasons

Durham Freemasons Sponsor Tall Ships Trainees

The Hartlepool Masonic Benevolent Association (HMBA) with support from Hartlepool Freemasons and the Durham Benevolence Charity have sponsored four pupils from the Dyke House Academy School Hartlepool to take part in a 7-night voyage of discovery from Den Helder, Holland, home port of the fleet of the Royal Dutch to Hartlepool Marina.

The local Freemasons led by Bill Florentine as part of their continued community engagement recently presented the pupils with a donation of £4,000 allowing them to take part in the voyage of a lifetime when they embark experience aboard three magnificent sailing vessels, Jolie Brise, the Wilde Swan and the Golden Leeuw.

The HMBA is keen to engage with the Hartlepool community and support local activities.

The team building Event will see the trainees becoming integral members of the team during the race and taking part in Crew Activities, the Crew Parade, Prize Giving and Crew Party when they reach the finish line on the 8th-9th July in Hartlepool alongside a fleet of over 30 ships, where a warm Northeast welcome awaits them and 1000’s of people as they join in and celebrate at one of the largest FREE maritime events in the UK.

Four days of atmospheric celebrations will transform Hartlepool’s Waterfront into a spectacular display of music, art, dance, and song and of course, there are the Ships!

Photo 1 (Left to Right) Lucie Marie Wylie, Kaci-Mai Good, Jack Griffiths (Teacher) Imogen Davies and  Callum Bromley.

Photo 2  Pupils with representatives of the HMBA, at the rear (Left to Right) Steve Mckie, WBro Bill Florentine (HMBA Secretary, Peter Richardson (HMBA Trustee) and Derek Muirhead.

#StrongerTogether

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Hartlepool Raby Masonic Hall

The kitchen has a 5* rating Food Hygiene rating from Hartlepool Borough Council. 

facilities at Hartlepool Raby Masonic Hall

Parking: 

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.

Approach: 

Ramp to main entrance which is wide enough for wheel chair access.

Entrance: 

The main entrance has video doorbell entry.

Emergency: 

Emergency exits are sign posted. Defibrolator located outside adjacent the main entrance.

Accessibility:

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.

Toilets: 

Male, female, and disabled toilets.

Inside: 

All one level on the ground floor with access to stairs and lift to all floors.

Stairs/Lifts: 

Stair case and Lift to temple and dining room.

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One and a half century celebration | Durham Freemasons

On the 21 st March the Grand Superintendent, John Thompson, had the pleasure of leading the provincial team to Fawcett chapter, who meet at the Masonic Hall at Raby Road in Hartlepool.  The companions of Fawcett chapter and their many visitors were gathered to celebrate 150 years since the chapter was consecrated.  John and the provincial team were warmly welcomed by the 3 principles of the chapter, after which all of the companions were enthralled with a very detailed history and account of Fawcett chapter from the point of being founded to date, co-presented by Paul Manley and Paul Fryer.  At the conclusion the companions showed their appreciation in a manner usual amongst Royal Arch Masons.  During the risings John further conveyed his appreciation of the Fawcett chapter history and highlighted that a tremendous amount of work had clearly gone into the preparation as well as pointing out that some of the names mentioned who were members in the early parts of the history are well known and prominent names to people from Hartlepool; something to be proud of.  John was then presented with a cheque for £764 from the chapter, which represents the chapter number, for masonic charities.

The night continued in celebration where the companions enjoyed conversation and a delicious meal at the festive board.  Before the night concluded the companions enjoyed a huge raffle consisting of many prizes as well as an auction for a cricket bat which was signed by all of the members of the Durham cricket team.  The raffle and auction raised a combined sum of £960 and the companions retired with arms full of prizes including Brian Bullock who won the auction for the cricket bat.

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Worldly Greetings for Richards 50th | Durham Freemasons

Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Andrew Moule had the pleasure of presenting to Richard Turner of Stranton Lodge a certificate to mark 50 years of service to Freemasonry and the brethren turned out in numbers to honour him.

Richard was initiated in March 1973. His work then took him to South Africa where he visited several lodges, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, where Freemasonry was not permitted and then to Nigeria where he joined Port Harcourt Lodge (English constitution). Whilst in Nigeria he met Norman Reekie of the Lodge of Concord and eventually took over Norman’s position as head of a machete manufacturing company. Norman Reekie brought greetings from Port Harcourt Lodge to Richard. Richard served as Master for two years and was an Acting Provincial Senior Deacon in 2016.

Richard is now the lodge historian and is working on a comprehensive history of Stranton lodge and its furnishings since 1880. Richard also presented a written history of the bible cushion on the evening which was inserted into the cushion flap for future masonic generations to find.

Congratulations and welcome to the ‘50th club’ were given by Peter Meadows and the whole lodge rose to applaud Richard.

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Peter Meadows 50 years And A Night To Remember | Durham Freemasons

A quite unique evening in Hartlepool saw Peter Meadows not only awarded his 50 years continuous service to the Freemasonry Award from AsstPGM Andrew Moule, but an impromptu  field promotion to the Rank of Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden, from the PGM John Paul Thompson.

Peter responded to the Awards with a humorous response as he  detailed his life experience in freemasonry, dating back to his childhood when his late father would arrive home from Clarence meetings. Following in his fathers footsteps he became he became a technology teacher or as he more fondly described a ‘Wood and Metal’ work teacher as he looked around pointed out a number of his former students within the Lodge room.

His enthusiasm for freemasonry was epitomised in his reflections of days gone by, coupled with a quite remarkable his clear vision for its future.

To add to an already tremendous evening, Lincolnshire Freemason Chris Jones having arrived in Durham on Thursday 26th January on his Round Great Britain walk in Aid of the Lincs2025 Festival for the Masonic Charitable Foundation, was welcomed as a guest of Clarence Lodge 2462.

Chris was absolutely, overwhelmed to receive a donation for the sum of £1000 from Durham Benevolence and further donations of £100 from St Helens Lodge, £100 from Clarence Lodge, £200 from Harte Lodge, £100 from Strathearn Lodge and a personal donation of £120.

You can support Chris here https://donate.givetap.co.uk/…/e0151-lincolnshire-2025…

At the festive board Peter was presented with a Gold Full Hunter Pocket Watch from the Worshipful Master Steve McKie on behalf of the lodge,  in accepting the gift Peter stated he would treasure the evening the magnificent watch forever, and in conclusion stated that on his passing his wish was to donate it to Clarence Lodge,  to be passed on from  generation to generation in perpetuity..

Peter is truly shining example to all, and an inspiration to the younger membership within the Clarence Lodge, we congratulate him on his promotion and may he have many happy and healthy years ahead to enjoy it.

#Strongertogether

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Clarence Chapter Centenary Celebration | Durham Freemasons

On the evening of Tuesday 20 th December 2022, the companions of Clarence Chapter assembled at Hartlepool Masonic Hall in Raby Road. This special meeting was of immense importance, the celebration of 100 years of existence 1922-2022 with 55+ companions in attendance.

This evening started with a Deputation team visit led by the Provincial Grand Superintendent John Thompson. There was also a good turnout of acting officers joining him, who were warmly welcomed into the Chapter Room.

Lewis Ayers gave an abridged reading of the minutes from the Chapters first ever-meeting held on 31st March 1922. Lewis then read out a brief 100-year history (link below) of the chapter with a full version souvenir booklet available to everyone attending on the night. Bill Florentine, who was unable to attend, had worked hard to put the booklet and history together.

History of the Chapter

Doug Lister from Rowland Burdon Chapter read out the Chapter Centenary Warrant before handing over the warrant to John Thompson. John then spoke about how it was a pleasure to attend the chapter on this their Centenary Celebration, before presenting the warrant to Bill Abbott.

John then presented each subscribing member of the chapter a Centenary Jewel.

Paul Hopper then announced that it was a real privilege and pleasure to be present to dedicate a storage chest for the Chapter banners, which has been donated by Peter Meadows. Paul asked everyone to rise before reading out a dedication (link below) for this chest for the use of Clarence Chapter.

Dedication of the chest

Chapter Photos were taken before the evening progressed to the festive board.

Following an enjoyable meal, John Thompson thanked the Chapter for a Wonderful evening and was grateful for the invitation to share in this incredibly special Centenary Celebration. The full room in attendance added to the occasion. John then spoke about everything that was happening around the province and to encourage everyone to go out and enjoy their freemasonry.

John praised all the wonderful work that Bill Florentine had done to make the night so special and successful and thanked the chapter for the £200 cheque they had presented to him for Durham Benevolence, emphasising the magnificent work that Durham Benevolence do, giving out a substantial amount to causes in need of support.

John praised Trevor Sherwood for the splendid work he was doing as editor of the successful Insight email, which is being sent out to every member. In conclusion John wished everyone a Wonderful Christmas.

Gary Elgie replied on behalf of the Provincial deputation, paying special credit to the founder members of the chapter who, as was the case one hundred years ago, went about their work without the modern aid of emails and mobile phones to assist them.

Ian Welford proposed the toast to the visitors, to which Ian Groves replied. Ian’s Great Grandfather Matthew Henry Groves was one of the founding members of the Chapter back in 1922 and he expressed his immense pride in being able to celebrate with everyone tonight.

All enjoyed an excellent and entertaining evening.

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Lest we Forget | Durham Freemasons

The Freemasons of Durham turned out in large numbers to pay their respects in the many organized parades and marches throughout the province. Here is a selection of photos from those submitted and many more will be added to the Provincial Flickr page later.

More photos to view here

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Double celebration at The Haven of Rest | Durham Freemasons

Friday the 4th of November was a very special evening for the members of The Haven of Rest lodge (#4350), who meet at Raby Road in Hartlepool.  Having been consecrated 100 years ago, the members and visitors gathered from near and far to celebrate the lodge centenary.  The Provincial Team, which was led by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master Michael Graham, were warmly welcomed by the Worshipful Master, Stephen Little, and the brethren of the lodge.

Brian Footitt presented a very interesting talk on the History of the lodge from the point of being consecrated to present date.  Haven of Rest being the daughter lodge of Harbour of Refuge was founded in 1922 with 20 founder members.  For the first 8 years of the lodge history 8 of the founder members occupied the chair of King Solomon.  It was very clear that Brian had invested a lot of time and effort in producing the history of the lodge and all in attendance showed their appreciation in a manner usual among masons.

The centenary warrant was presented to Stephen Little, on behalf of the lodge, by Michael Graham.  It was highlighted that Dennis Carter, lodge secretary, had skilfully crafted by hand the frame and surround for the centenary warrant which was in fact in keeping with the surround which houses the original lodge warrant.  Stephen expressed his gratitude on behalf of the entirety of the lodge to Dennis for his special contribution.

Celebration continued when the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, John Watts, took to the floor and presented John Henry Carr with a long service award for 50 years of continuous membership and service to freemasonry and the Province of Durham.  John was initiated into the lodge on the 3rd of November 1972 at 35 years of age and became Worshipful Master of the lodge in 1981.  John has been and continues to be a very active freemason which was very clear when the Assistant Provincial Grand Master detailed numerous events and activities that spelled out John’s masonic career spanning 50 years.  The 50-year certificate was read out by the Provincial Senior Grand Warden, Paul Swansbury, before it was presented to John to take home.

A cheque for £200 was presented by Stephen, on behalf of the lodge, to Michael towards Durham Benevolence.

Downstairs everyone enjoyed a delicious meal and each other’s company at the festive board before the night concluded.  Paul also paid thanks on behalf of everyone in attendance to all of the members who had been involved in the planning of the evening, in which it was very evident that a lot of time and effort had been invested well in advance.

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