Who are we?
Ryton St Mary’s lodge which is one of two lodges that meet at Ryton Masonic Hall and was formed in the years following WWII when due to an increase of members of our Mother lodge Ryton Holy Cross Lodge 4231, it was decided that a new Lodge was needed. It was they who sponsored the formation of our own lodge which was consecrated on the 26th of November 1947.
What we do
As a Lodge we nurture the Strengths and Attributes of our membership, we encourage but do not push the individual and all personal development takes place at a steady pace. As a candidate you will progress through the offices of the lodge, you will grow in confidence, learning skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership amongst many others, you will really begin understanding yourself, your position, and the role that you could play in the world. On joining Ryton St Mary’s Lodge, you will soon be making new friendships with people having similar outlooks on life.
Why join us?
Ryton St Mary’s lodge has a wonderful history; we have recently celebrated our 75th anniversary, which is a great testament to our membership, past and present. Our membership is very diverse, with people from all walks of life, which although in itself can be challenging to maintain continuity of structure within the workings of a lodge, we have been adaptable to the changing environment of the modern working Freemason. We welcome men of all Faiths and Religions, people of integrity who desire the very best for each Freemason or complete stranger, making life fun and being worthwhile, fun being at the very core of our lodge and Freemasonry as a whole.
Ample parking is available on site and good public transport links are close.
Long ramp to front entrance and level access to lower floor.
Wide door, level entrance.
Upper floors have external fire escapes with stairs. But abled bodied members would always assist in emergencies.
Our meeting place is on multiple levels but is accessible by use of ramps and stairlifts. Masons are known for their resourcefulness, so access issue are seen as opportunities not obstacles.
No internal ramps. Rest chair available. Hearing loop in the temple. Dining room and tables are wheelchair accessible.
Stair Lifts to meeting room. All stair and fire escapes have banister rail to one side.