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Provincial Carol Service

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The Provincial Carol Service will be held at Durham Cathedral on Thursday 19th December 2019...

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December 2019

The Provincial Carol Service will be held at Durham Cathedral on Thursday 19th December 2019

Further details to follow.

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Craft Promotions Meeting

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Craft Promotions Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge – Friday 29th November 2019 The Promotions...

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November 2019

Craft Promotions Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge – Friday 29th November 2019

The Promotions Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge will be held at the Lancastrian Suite, Federation Brewery, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9JR on FRIDAY 29th November 2019. 

Each Lodge in the Province MUST be represented at the meeting and Lodge Secretaries will be asked to confirm the name of that person in a separate communication. The Lodge representative must also apply and pay for a meal if they intend to dine.

Further details to follow.

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Grand Lodge Quarterly Communications

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The Provincial Grand Master has designated the Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge held on...

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September 2019

The Provincial Grand Master has designated the Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge held on Wednesday 11th September as our ‘Provincial Day Out‘ in London. The meeting will open ‘around’ noon.

He would greatly enjoy the company of brethren from the Province at the lunch at The Freemasons Arms afterwards. If you wish to attend what is likely to be a very special day, you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Dining applications can only be dealt with online, follow this link, when accompanied by payment on a strictly first come, first served basis. We can book a maximum of 50 brethren in for the meal. The three course meal includes a third of a bottle of wine and is priced at £31. Menu choices will be made available nearer the time when confirmed with the Freemasons Arms.

All MASTER MASONS are eligible to attend the meeting and meal, and as such will receive priority. In the event of over subscription please be advised that some brethren who have booked a meal may have their money / booking refunded.

Master Masons will need a ticket to ensure entry to the Grand Lodge meeting. This will be made on their behalf by Province. The online booking drop down box will ensure this is recorded and it is vital that FULL NAMES are included in the booking as this is a requirement for ticket identification. Tickets will be distributed nearer the time.

All Brethren attending must wear the UGLE Craft Tie, or a plain Black Tie.

Qualified Brethren should wear the Royal Arch Breast Jewel.

White Gloves are worn in Grand Lodge.

Provincial ties and Festival Jewels may NOT be worn in Grand Lodge.

Those intending to participate are encouraged to book travel early with train tickets to London usually going on sale from 21st June and it is recommeded that you arrive into London Kings Cross no later than 10.30 am. Tickets for travel are not coordinated by Province.

Recommended timings are:

LNER:

Newcastle depart 6.55 am

Durham depart 7.08 am

Darlington depart 7.32 am

Grand Central:

Sunderland depart 6.42 am

Hartlepool depart 7.07 am

Eaglescliffe depart 7.29 am

A return should be booked AFTER 5.00 pm as later trains are usually cheaper and also allow for some free time in London.

Brethren are required to be seated by 11.30 am unless directed otherwise nearer the time.
For guidance a tube ride from Kings Cross to Covent Garden is about 20 minutes.

The deadline for receipt of booking and reservations is 1st August 2019.

We hope once again to have a Great day and experience what is Grand Lodge.

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‘Your’ Masonic Hall – Various Dates

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A number of events will be held throughout the year aimed at assisting brethren involved in the...

A number of events will be held throughout the year aimed at assisting brethren involved in the management of their Hall.  Further details available on the PDF, and you can book tickets from the links below.

To book tickets for the Stockton event on the 27th April click here.

To book tickets for the Chester-le-Street event on 25th May click here.

To book tickets for the Shildon event on 26th October click here.

To book tickets for the South Shields event on 2nd November click here.

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2021 Festival Events for 2019

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Do you feel like getting involved and joining one of the organised events for this year? Please see...

Do you feel like getting involved and joining one of the organised events for this year?

Please see the PDF for details, or follow this link to the Festival website.

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Provincial Annual Convocation

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Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter – Saturday 16th May 2020 The Annual...

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May 2020

Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter – Saturday 16th May 2020

The Annual Convocation of Provincial Grand Chapter will be held at the The Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9JR on SATURDAY 16th May 2020. All Principals and Past Principals of Chapters of the Province and those who have duties to discharge are expected to be in attendance. In addition all other Companions in the Province are welcomed and strongly urged to attend.

Each Chapter in the Province MUST be represented at the meeting and Lodge Scribes will be asked to confirm the name of that person in a separate communication. The Chapter representative must also apply and pay for a meal if they intend to dine.

Further details to follow.

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  • TLC Teddy Initiative……

    “thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”

  • Community Support Grants…..

    “The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”

  • Provincial Annual Meeting….

    “The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….

  • Masonic Widows……

    “My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”

  • Provincial Meeting…..

    “The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”

  • The Royal Arch…..

    “I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”

  • What have you gained?

    “I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”

  • In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative

    “A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”

  • What Freemasonry has done for you?

    “The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you

  • One of the best things I have ever done…

    “Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”

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