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More than a lick of paint
Brethren who meet in the masonic hall at Archer Street in Darlington returned from their summer break to find a newly updated bar and lounge area with some substantial changes; a new, more functional and bigger bar, new tables and chairs and a fresh new look. Clifford Field, a Darlington freemason and Chairman of the Darlington Freemasons Hall management committee, commented that having been part of running the hall as a business for many years it has provided important and useful financial data to enable improvement to the facilities. This benefits the lodges and brethren who use the building as well as external bookings.
The lounge and bar has been refurbished into a vibrant, modern and pleasant social space. Increasing the Bar area will assist brethren working behind it and the whole project complements last year’s total refurbish of the temple upstairs. This has already resulted in increased enquiries and bookings of future private functions which helps to provide funding for essential on-going maintenance.
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”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“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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