Who are we?
We are a private Freemasons Lodge in the Province of Durham under the direction of the United Grand Lodge of England. We currently have 18 active members.
What we do
We seek to promote fellowship, friendship and charity. Our meetings involve ceremonial of long tradition and to enjoy social activities. We work closely with 3 other lodges within our building and help out where needed and socialise together.
Why join us?
It provides an opportunity to meet with men of all sections of society regardless of religious or political persuasion and to enjoy convivial company.
We have a large secure private car park covered by CCTV with fairly level access to the main entrance.
Path to front door,level access to downstairs.
Double doors, doorbell.
The hall management team has ensured that compliant plans and procedures are in place relating to Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Hygiene etc.
There is fairly level access from Birtley Lane and our car park. Plans are in place to improve external access with the provision of a ramp to the front entrance. These works are expected to be undertaken during the summer of 2023.
Birtley Masonic Hall was originally constructed in 1935, before current accessibility legislation. Accommodation is spread across two floors with traditional staircase access to the upper floor. Level access is however provided throughout the ground floor where social events, private functions and dining take place.
Accessible to all.
Proposals are in place to undertake significant refurbishment of the hall during the summer of 2023. These works will include provision of accessible toilet, upgrade of existing toilets, carpets, lighting and decoration.
Stairs to upper floor difficult, no lifts.