• St. George’s Night – St. Mary’s Lodge No. 4864

    St. George’s Night – St. Mary’s Lodge No. 4864

      St. George’s Night Social St. Mary’s Lodge No. 4864   On Saturday 21st April 2018, St. Mary’s Lodge No. 4864 are to hold a St. George’s Night Social at Gateshead Masonic Hall, in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival appeal. The spectacular event will commence at 7pm with carriages …Read More »
  • Agricola Lodge No. 7741

    Agricola Lodge No. 7741

    The Largest Donated Cheque in Agricola History   W.Bro. Simon Craig Steele was presented a cheque for £10,000 towards the 2021 Festival. This was presented by the incoming Master during the second rising at the Lodge installation on the 17th November 2017. Under the previous Masters reign, team Agricola has once …Read More »
  • Derwent Lodge No. 4250 – Gold Award Presentation

    Derwent Lodge No. 4250 – Gold Award Presentation

    Gold Award goes to Derwent Lodge No. 4250 On Wednesday 15th October 2017 the APGM W Bro J D Watts attend Derwent Lodge is his official capacity and was presented a cheque to the value of £4,250.00 which has taken the Lodge to their Durham 2021 Festival 5 year target in …Read More »
  • Its Platinum for St Oswald Lodge

    Its Platinum for St Oswald Lodge

    November meeting for St Oswald lodge, who meet in Darlington, was a double celebration. The Provincial Grand Master, Norman Eric Heaviside, was in attendance to represent the Province of Durham and to witness the installation of Donald Bowen (Don). After a well-executed ceremony upstairs which was a testimony to the …Read More »
  • Elvet Lodge take the Platinum

    Elvet Lodge take the Platinum

    The Provincial Grand Master, Norman Eric Heaviside along with the Festival Director, John Thompson made a formal visit to Durham Masonic Hall for to present Elvet Lodge with their Platinum Award. Once the lodge had duly opened by their young Master, Michael Snowball, Eric was then ‘piped’ into the lodge …Read More »
  • Silver Award – St Cuthbert Lodge No. 3417

    Silver Award – St Cuthbert Lodge No. 3417

    Silver Award presented to St. Cuthbert Lodge No. 3417 On Tuesday 7th November the APGM W Bro Stephen Walker attended St Cuthbert Lodge in Darlington for a Formal visit to the Lodge, whilst he was in attendance the Lodge made use of being able to present the APGM with a …Read More »
  • Newsletter Nov – 2017

    Newsletter Nov – 2017

  • Christmas Card Competition

    Christmas Card Competition

    We would like you to design the front of our 2018 Christmas cards The chosen designs will be printed and distributed ready for sale Christmas 2018. Entries will be judged on three age categories 5-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-16 years (that being your age as of the closing date …Read More »
  • Province of Durham 2021 Festival Grand Auction

    Province of Durham 2021 Festival Grand Auction

    Province of Durham 2021 Festival Grand Auction We are looking to hold a Grand Auction and Dinner in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival appeal. The first auction item will be a signed football shirt of the 1966 World Cup Champions including the 11 players and the manager, Sir Alf …Read More »
  • Jigsaw Animals – W Bro George Branch PPGSwdB

    Jigsaw Animals – W Bro George Branch PPGSwdB

    Jigsaw Animals in aid of Durham 2021 Festival.   W. Bro George Branch, PPrGSwdB of Westoe Lodge No 4750 has taken to making wood block jigsaws of many different kinds of animals to raise funds for the 2021 Festival. W Bro George who regularly makes novelty gifts to sell for …Read More »
  • Loodge Award – Lodge of Concord No. 6859 Silver Award

    Loodge Award – Lodge of Concord No. 6859 Silver Award

    Lodge of Concord No. 6859 Silver Award On Friday 6th October 2017 at the Installation meeting, Lodge of Concord No. 6859 became the fifth Lodge out of six at Queen Street East, Sunderland, to surpass 66% of the Durham 2021 Festival target. In the Lodge room, the newly installed master, …Read More »
  • Lodge Award – Quest Lodge No. 7102

    Lodge Award – Quest Lodge No. 7102

    Quest for Silver and Eric does a runner ! With over 50% of their members now continuously giving, Quest Lodge No. 7102 which meet in Seaham achieved their Silver Award on Tuesday 3rd October 2017. Hall Ambassador Malcolm Wilkinson presented the pin badge in open Lodge. Quest’s Charity Steward, Eric …Read More »
  • Lodge Award – Surtees Lodge No. 4593

    Lodge Award – Surtees Lodge No. 4593

    Surtees Lodge No. 4593 Gold Award The date was Thursday 27th September 2017, the night the Brethren of the Surtees met at the Masonic Hall Shildon and received their Gold Award for the Durham 2021 Festival. The Deputy Provincial Grand Master John Arthur was shocked and surprised when he was …Read More »
  • Lodge Award – Corinthian Lodge No. 5808

    Lodge Award – Corinthian Lodge No. 5808

    Corinthian Lodge No. 5808 Silver Award   Bill Hobson has been busy this week, as area Director for the West he took a trip to Corinthian Lodge No. 5808 to present some well deserved achievement awards to acknowledge those brethren who have gone the extra mile for our Festival. David …Read More »
  • “A Century of Wedding Gowns”

    “A Century of Wedding Gowns”

    “A Century of Wedding Gowns” Quest Lodge No. 7102 are hosting a Wedding Event on the 4th of November 2017 stating at 7:15pm, event is open to All. The event will be held at St. John’s Methodist Church, Ashbrooke Road, Sunderland, SR2 7HQ. ‘A Century of Wedding Gowns’ will be …Read More »
  • Ravensworth Golf Cup – Ramside Golf Club

    Ravensworth Golf Cup – Ramside Golf Club

    RAVENSWORTH GOLF DAY On Friday 15th September the East Area of the Province of Durham and in particular Alan Jenkins, David Atkinson and Stephen Willis organised a excellent days Golf Tournament to raise funds towards the Durham 2021 Festival appeal. The tournament was well supported by all area’s of the …Read More »
  • Spirit of Rugby Lodge No. 9910 – Bronze Award

    Spirit of Rugby Lodge No. 9910 – Bronze Award

    Spirit of Rugby Lodge No. 9910 – Bronze Award At the recent Spirit of Rugby Lodge Installation, in Chester le Street, Andrew Foster had the great pleasure in presenting Richard Hogg, the Lodge’s new Charity Steward with a Durham 2021 Festival Bronze Pin Badge in acknowledgement of the Lodge achieving …Read More »
  • Newsletter Aug – 2017

    Newsletter Aug – 2017

  • Dunston Icon receives his 2021 Festival Jewel

    Dunston Icon receives his 2021 Festival Jewel

    W.Bro. Charles Vickers Scott, PPSGW, a Past Master of Crowley Lodge No. 6901 continues to support the Festival despite being unable to attend the Lodge as regularly as he would wish due to health issues. Charles, now ninety years young has been a member of the Craft for sixty eight …Read More »
  • Lodge Event – Lodge of Fellowship No. 9694

    Lodge Event – Lodge of Fellowship No. 9694

    W Bro Trevor A Cartner, WM Lodge of Fellowship No 9694 cordially extends an invitation to A CABARET EVENING At Freemasons Hall, Ingham Street, South Shields on Saturday 16th September 2017 at 7.30pm till late. Entertainment by W Bro Peter Kelly, PPGStwd & Katherine Stone 4 course meal Raffles Dress …Read More »

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Stephen Walker was very pleased to attend Lodge of Benevolence No. 6457 this month and to present their Charity Steward David Wilbraham, with the silver pin for the Lodge to acknowledge the lodge raising 66% towards their target. ... See MoreSee Less

Stephen Walker was very pleased to attend Lodge of Benevolence No. 6457 this month and to present their Charity Steward David Wilbraham, with the silver pin for the Lodge to acknowledge the lodge raising 66% towards their target.

Durham 2021 Festival updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Durham 2021 Festival shared Masonic Charitable Foundation's 12 Days of Christmas: Joan.

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Our Masonic Care Homes are commited to delivering the best possible care to meet the needs of older Freemasons and their families.

Members of the Masonic community who choose a Masonic Care Home have the security of knowing that they have a home for life, even if their financial circumstances change

Durham 2021 Festival shared Masonic Charitable Foundation's 12 Days of Christmas: The Wheels Project.

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Bristol charity The Wheels Project are using their £5,000 grant to fund mechanical skills courses for young people who are struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.

Durham 2021 Festival shared Masonic Charitable Foundation's 12 Days of Christmas: Helena.

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Thanks to TalentAid, Helena was able to buy her own violin which she still uses when she plays with the Philharmonic Orchestra.

Our TalentAid scheme helps to nurture exceptional talent by supporting the children and grandchildren of Freemasons who want to develop their talent into a career >> mcf.org.uk/talentaid/

Durham 2021 Festival added an event.

St. George's Night Social

St. Mary's Lodge No. 4864

On Saturday 21st April 2018, St. Mary's Lodge No. 4864 are to hold a St. George's Night Social at Gateshead Masonic Hall, in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival appeal.

The spectacular event will commence at 7pm with carriages booked for 11:30pm. Included with the £20.00 price per person is a Supper and featuring "Ragtime Rewind" a vintage swing band - K E C Howe Past APGM playing drums.

For tickets and details either contact Paul Sutton 0788 8724 733 or the Lodge website: www.stmaryslodge4864.org ... See MoreSee Less

With your help we have reached another milestone £1.75M. Well done everyone ... See MoreSee Less

With your help we have reached another milestone £1.75M. Well done everyone

Durham 2021 Festival shared Great North Run's post.

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2018 Simplyhealth UK Great North Run General Ballot opens on Wednesday 3 January.

Sign up to the Reminder Service here ➡️ grtrun.org/Cn772n

The ballot opens on January 3rd, you need to enter to try and secure a place. Let us know if you are applying

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