Paul G. Fryer

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Sponsorship needed for a Hairy Past Master !

W.Bro. Peter M. Robinson, Past Master of Eden Lodge No. 8162, Castle Eden, is currently recovering from a drastic hair cut scenario. Having been identified as a member of the community who had to go in to lock down period for the thirteen weeks due to Covid 19, unfortunately the week he was allowed to […]

Weardale Freemasons – Helping the NHS Visor appeal

The Freemasons of Weardale and Stanhope were asked for help and they came up trumps in the most difficult times.  Around early April 2020 Bro Alan Anderson of Stanhope lodge 3520 enquired if the Freemasons could help in anyway to aid in the fight against Covid-19 or help anyone affected by it. Bill Hobson took […]

Walk Along the Tracks

WALK ALONG THE TRACKS – ALDEN GRANGE TO BLACKHILL All ages and levels of fitness/ability are welcome take part. Open to Durham Freemasons and their families. Our aim is to have wonderful family day out whilst raising funds for the MCF, just like last years’ successful Coastal Path walk. Friends, family and dogs are very […]

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Climb

The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km) and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. SUNDAY 14th JUNE 2020 This event has been organised for the more experienced hiker and is very much a difficult challenge that will require some training to take part. You will require some kit (listed below) and to be fit […]

platinum lodge award

Ernest Dixon Lodge No. 7856 – Platinum Presentation

The Provincial Grand Master, John Arthur, accompanied by John Thompson, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, attended the Ernest Dixon Installation meeting at Burdon Road in Sunderland this week.   After being warmly welcomed into the lodge by the master, Bob Littlechild, they witnessed an excellent Installation ceremony of the new Master, Anthony Benson. On the […]

Paul G. Fryer

 

Role: Festival Treasurer (newly appointed May 2020)

Full Name: Paul Geoffrey Fryer

Lodge Name & Number:  Heugh Lodge No 7773

Mobile Number: 07912 761073

Email address: paul.fryer@durham2021.org

Masonic Career: Initiated 20 Feb 2013, Installed as WM of Heugh Lodge No. 7773 on 19th September 2019 (current WM)

Personal Career: 14 years service in Army and currently employed as a Regional Commercial Manager for SSE Enterprise. BSc (Hons) Degree qualified Quantity Surveyor by trade

Craig Pattinson

Craig Pattison

Craig Pattinson

Role: Chester Le Street Hall Ambassador
Lodge: Lumley Lodge No. 5807
Telephone: 07921 220 186
Email: craigpattison3@gmail.com

Masonic Career

Craig was initiated into Lumley Lodge No 5807 at Chester-le-Street by his Father, W Bro Walter Pattison in November 1991, becoming Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 2002.
Craig was Appointed Provincial Assistant Director of Ceremonies in June 2008 and had a wonderful year travelling the Province of Durham with the
then APGM W Bro K E C Howe before being promoted to PPGSwdB in December 2009 and then again to PPJGW in December 2018.
Craig has had the honour of being Charity Steward in Lumley Lodge since 2005 and is also the current Tyler. A Charity Steward with a Sword makes a good combination!

Exalted into Cuneceastre Chapter No 1274 at Chester-le-Street in November 2001 and then became Z in September 2015, currently ADC.

Personal

Craig was born in 1967 and have been a Chester-le-Street lad all his Life and that is why he is so passionate about all things in his home town. Craig married Helen in 1988 and have three children, Beth, Connor and Ellie and one Grandson, Finn. A proud Husband, Father and Grandad.
Craig worked as a Civil Servant at the Inland Revenue in Sunderland and then National Savings, Durham for 5 years before becoming a Financial Adviser in 1990. He is now retired but now care for his disabled elder Brother.
Craig hobbies include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Golf and fundraising for local people and charities, when time allows and is Secretary at Chester-le-Street Town FC and a Coaching Assistant at Chester-le-Street Cricket Club.

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Rob Donmall

Rob Donmall

Hall Ambassador
Shiney Row & Hetton Le Hole Lodge

Kevin Godfrey

Kevin Godfrey

Kevin Godfrey

Role: Hall Ambassador for Hartlepool RR & RS Masonic Halls
Lodge: Heortnesse Lodge No. 4639
Telephone: 01429 236 107
Mobile. 07496 754 888
Email: jk.godfrey@ntlworld.com

I commenced my Masonic career in 2002 when I joined my mother Lodge Heortnesse No 4639.  After progressing through all the floor officer roles I was made Worshipful Master in January 2010. After further years supporting my Lodge, including a year as treasurer and other minor roles including filling in for other officers, this year I have taken the position of Junior Warden in the Lodge. I joined the Haven of Rest Lodge No 4350 in 2005 and was quickly promoted through several chairs becoming Worshipful Master in 2008 & again in 2011. After my second term as IPM I became the Lodge Charity Steward, a position which I continue to hold successfully. Following to my Mastership of the Haven of Rest Lodge and my continued support of both my lodges I was promoted to PPSGD in 2015. Furthermore, I was made a Companion of the St Helens Chapter No 511 and after being Z in 2016 I am due to complete my year as IPZ in March 2018. I also joined the Nevill Lodge of Installed Master No 9442 in 2017.

In my private life I have been married to Judith for 18 years and she is the biggest supporter of my Masonic career to date. She is a wonderful Mason’s wife supporting the Masons through participation at Quiz nights, mixed dining and other Masonic functions. We both thoroughly enjoyed organising and attending her 3 formal ladies nights during my terms as Worshipful Master.

In my professional life I am an experienced, highly qualified Health and Safety Professional.  I currently work for a north east NHS Foundation Trust and I am based at a hospital in Durham. I have many years experience within Public and Private Organisations and thoroughly enjoy my career.  I am also Vice Chair of Governors at a local primary school in Hartlepool.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, socialising with family and friends, attending the theatre, visiting National Trust Properties and holidays abroad.

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Gordon Gilbraith

Gordon Gilbraith

Gordon Gilbraith

Role: Gala Team Sales and Marketing Manager
Lodge: Clarence Lodge N0. 2462
Mob: 07896 434183
Email: gilbraith1@googlemail.com

Masonic Career

Joined in 1994.

WM 2000.

PPJGW 2007

PProvSGW 2008

PGStB 2014

A member of Nevill Lodge of Installed Master 9441 in Darlington.

Current  D of C Clarence Lodge

Chapter

Clarence Chapter Joined 1998

Z in 2002

PPGSN 2007

Current D of C

Personal

Sales and Marketing Manager for a Water Treatment Company.

Like playing Golf, enjoying good food with a glass of good wine with good company.

Enjoying visiting other Lodges in and outside of the Province.

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Malcolm Wilkinson

Malcolm Wilkinson

Malcolm Wilkinson

Role: Hall Ambassador for Hetton-Le-Hole & Seaham Masonic Halls
Lodge: Lodge Stewart No.4261
Telephone: 0191 5812480
Mobile: 07957 602191

Responsible for Lodges; 3076, 6533, 8308

Masonic history – I joined Lodge Stewart in 1992 and was Master in 1999 and 2009. In 2006 I was promoted to PPGReg

I am a past Z of Unity Chapter 661. I am also a Past Preceptor of Tees Preceptory of Knights Templar, Past Supreme Ruler of Finchale
Conclave OSM. I am also a member of Castle Eden Lodge of Installed Masters 9666 and Assistant Secretary in Durham Lodge of Installed Masters 4441. I was an ambassador for the cathedral project.

I have also served on the Board of Directors at Seaham Masonic Temple. I served 10 years as Treasurer and for the last 12 years have been company secretary.

Career – I was a teacher. My last position was as Head of the History Department and Examinations Officer at Houghton Kepier School, a large 11-16 comprehensive school.

Personal – I am very involved in the local community. I serve as Chair of Governors at a primary school in Seaham and I’m Vice Chair of Governors at Seaham School of Technology. I have been a volunteer in Durham cathedral for about 35 years where I’m a Senior steward leading a team of stewards looking after the visitors and Im also a cathedral guide. I also serve as Secretary to the Friends of Seaham War Memorials and a member of Destination Seaham which promotes the town.

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Rob Donmall

Rob Donmall

Hall Ambassador
Shiney Row & Hetton Le Hole Lodge

Ian Mavin

Ian Mavin

Ian Mavin

Role: Hall Ambassador for Stanhope, Wolsingham, Tow Law, Crook & Willington Masonic Halls
Lodge: Willington Lodge No. 4028 

Mobile: 07759 274350

Email: ian.mavin@aol.co.uk

Responsible for the following Lodges; 3520, 2791, 3349, 6891, 9568, 2019, 5393, 9739 & 4028

 

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Ian Wardle

Ian Wardle

Ian Wardle

Role: Hall Ambassador for Sunderland Queen Street
Lodge: Nautilus Lodge 4259
Telephone:  07778 580596
Email: iwardle1967@gmail.com

Lodge: Nautilus Lodge No4259
Initiated 17th January 2014
Charity Steward since October 2014
 
Lodge of Concord No6859
Tyler since October 2015
Honorary Member since May 2016
 
Chapter De Lambton No94
Exalted 26th January 2016

 

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Rob Donmall

Rob Donmall

Hall Ambassador
Shiney Row & Hetton Le Hole Lodge

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Role: Events Manager
Lodge: Agricola Lodge No. 7741
Telephone: 07970 927719
Email: info@compost-uk.co.uk

Andrew Joined Agricola lodge 7741 in 1996, he became Master in 2005 and is currently Z in Chapter of Concord 124. He was a Founding member of the Durham Provincial Stewards Lodge 9633 in 2007 as a steward was part of the DC team. He then became events manager for the provincial events that the Stewards Lodge were responsible for. He joined Old Dunelmian Lodge 8100 in 2013 and became Master the same year.

In his non masonic career he is a farmer and processes compost 40,000 tonnes of garden waste from Saltburn in the South to Seaham in the North which is delivered to me by the various North East councils

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Provincial Grand Master, RWBro John Arthur

John Arthur

Festival President, RW Provincial Grand Master

Paul G. Fryer

Paul G. Fryer   Role: Festival Treasurer (newly appointed May 2020) Full Name: Paul Geoffrey Fryer Lodge Name & Number:  Heugh Lodge No 7773 Mobile Number: 07912 761073 Email address: paul.fryer@durham2021.org Masonic Career: Initiated 20 Feb 2013, Installed as WM of Heugh Lodge No. 7773 on 19th September 2019 (current WM) Personal Career: 14 years […]

Ronnie Wild

Role: Hall Ambassador for Blackhill & Consett Masonic Halls
Lodge: Conside Lodge No. 7179
Telephone:  07979560463
Email: Jayne64wild@gmail.com

Responsible for the following Lodges; 4080, 5530, 5757, 7344, 7647, 7807, 2135 & 7179

Ronnie Wild joined Conside Lodge No. 7179 in 1996 and was Worshipful Master in 2007  and also a Companion in John George Gibson 2929 Holy Royal Arch Chapter

I am  a member of Consett hall management and enjoy helping in day to day running of the building and arranging events such as our dining club & theatre nights.

I have been married for over thirty year's and have a son and daughter

I am also proud to be the son of  a Freemason and the father of a Freemason.

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Ian Mavin

Ian Mavin

Hall Ambassador
Stanhope, Wolsingham, Tow Law, Crook & Willington

John Bell

John Bell

John Bell

Role: Hall Ambassador for Durham Masonic Hall
Lodge: Flambard No. 6874
Telephone:  07500 874 223
Email: jkb6666@yahoo.co.uk

Responsible for the following Lodges; 124, 375, 1334, 2352, 3568, 4441, 4840, 5631, 6874, 7741, 8100, 8613, 9301, 9537, 9606 & 9685

John Bell works as a maintenance engineer for BAE systems. I live with my partner Lucy in Chester-le-Street. I have been in the Craft for 10 years joined at 20 following my Dad, Grandfather and Uncle I was Worshipful Master of my lodge in 2015 for the second time. My other interests include playing golf and cycling.

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Ian Mavin

Ian Mavin

Hall Ambassador
Stanhope, Wolsingham, Tow Law, Crook & Willington