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Communications Team

The Provincial Communications Team are always looking for a good story. Maybe you’re doing something a little different in your lodge? Maybe you have a member that has an unusual hobby or contributes more than most to the community? We want to hear about it!

As well as always being on the lookout for a scoop, we are constantly looking to add to the team. If you feel you have the time, commitment and the right skills to offer, then contact the Provincial Communications Officer who will be only too pleased to chat.

Paul O’Doherty

Provincial Communications Officer

Michael Graham Snr

Editor of the Gazette and also the Deputy Provincial Communications Officer.

Tom Gittins


Dealing with the media, such as local radio.

John Watts


Dealing with the media, such as local radio.

Rod Scott

Branding & Publications Manager

Responsible for branding and printed matter. Also primary contact for all display media, such as the banners and flags.

Wayne Rumley

Webmaster, Social Media & Podcast Editor

Contact me for any events that you would like to be publicised on here or our social media platforms, or for any issues you experience with the website, and for general advice if you are thinking of creating a Lodge website (do's and don'ts).

Richard Davison

Social Media Editor

Primarily responsible for all original content published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Neil Mallet


Stewart Bell

Benevolence correspondence co-ordinator.

John Parker

Electronic Gazette

Manages the distribution of the electronic copy of the Gazette. Also acts as primary proof-reader.

Andrew Thompson

Chapter correspondence co-ordinator.

Duncan Maw

Chief Teddy - Duncan Maw heads up the Teddies for Loving Care team.

Nicholas Howell

Creative Content Team

Austin Field

District Reporter

Allan Britton

District Reporter

Jim Hall

District Reporter

Gary Halliday
  • 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”