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The Continuous Giving Scheme

Picture of Dripping Tap

With the Province now fully on board with continuous giving and a magnificent sum of over £400 000 already raised by the end of 2013, it is now easier than ever for you to do your part in helping the Province of Durham relief chest.

Simply click on the 'Dripping tap' icon and follow the on screen instructions under the donate now button. You can leave a name if you wish, associate the donation with your Lodge or not, but the important thing is to do what you can for this worthy cause and help that dripping tap "fill the bath!"

The Provincial Support Group - 'Your Vision, Our Support to Achieve it'

At the Provincial Promotions Meeting, the Provincial Grand Master Eric Heaviside mentioned some of the priorities which had been identified by his Executive as they look to the future. In particular, he referred to two key areas: the provision of support and advice to Halls and Lodges; and helping to improve the Masonic experience at Lodge evenings. Eric referred to the work currently being led by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master David Hay. David is in the early stages of establishing the Provincial Support Group which will operate in two ways.

"First, by being pro-active i.e. by issuing guidance through the Provincial website and Gazette. This will cover all sorts of areas including templates for a Management Structure, guidelines on maintenance, examples of good practice etc."

"Second, we will be reactive i.e. we will respond to direct requests from any Masonic Hall in the Province of Durham. We will listen and work with the relevant people to come up with suitable options. If we can’t sort out a problem, then we’ll try to find someone who can."

"Any approach to the Provincial Support Group should come, first and foremost, through Provincial Office at Sunderland. They will then get in touch with me to start the process of support. You can contact the office here

“It is early days but I’m confident that the Provincial Support Group will make a real difference and I would, at this stage, be interested to hear from anyone who feels he has specific skills and experience which could be useful to us.” 

David Hay, Assistant Provincial Grand Master Go to Provincial Support Group Page

 The Official Journal of the United Grand Lodge of England

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BACK TO LIFE - When illness or financial problems strike, pride can inhibit some Masons from asking for support. Tabby Kinder finds out how Freemasonry Cares is ensuring Masons and their dependants are helped quickly, simply and in confidence. Find Out Here

ON BRITISH SOIL - With Freemasonry banned in Germany, Jersey's Past Provincial Grand Master, David Rosser, explains what the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands in World War II meant for local members of the Craft. Find Out More

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