Bernard Gilpin Chapter Centenary
Tuesday 4th October 2022 saw the companions of Bernard Gilpin Chapter, who meet at the masonic hall in Hetton-le-Hole, celebrate 100 years of Royal Arch Masonry. The chapter received a team visit by the Grand Superintendent John Thompson and a Deputation of Provincial Officers.E Comp Ron Smith delivered a very detailed and informative talk on Bernard Gilpin “the Man and the Chapter” which was well received by everyone. At the Festive board the companions each received a plaque, lapel pin badge as well as a booklet on Bernard Gilpin “the man and the Royal Arch Chapter”. A great night was enjoyed by all and a fitting way to celebrate Bernard Gilpin’s contribution to the community and the chapter.
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”