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 […]

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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

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 […]

Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster

Role: Raby Gala Director
Lodge: St Cuthbert’s Lodge No. 3417
Telephone: 07768 661266
Email: andrew.foster5@ntlworld.com

Andrew was initiated into his Father’s lodge, The St. Cuthbert Lodge 3417 in Darlington in 1982 and progressed to be Worshipful Master in 1994. He served the lodge as Director of Ceremonies for eight years. He was Worshipful Master of Old Barnardian lodge 9358 in 2004 and is currently D of C of Nevill Lodge of Installed Masters No 9441 and a founder member and the first master of the Durham Provincial Grand Stewards lodge 9833. He was appointed to Provincial Senior Grand Warden followed by 5 years as the Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies and then five years and currently the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies. Appointed to Grand Lodge as Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2007.

Andrew is Director of Ceremonies of Chapter of Vigilance 111 having been MEZ in 1999 and Treasurer of Nevill Chapter of Installed First Principals 9441. He achieved Provincial Grand Register followed by promotion to Past Provincial Scribe N then Promoted to Supreme Grand Chapter as Past Grand Standard Bearer in 2014. Andrew is a 30 Degree Rose Croix mason and Director of Ceremonies of Chapter Agnus Dei 946. He is also Treasurer of the Knights Templar Preceptory Haliwerfolc No. 233 and Past Provincial Grand Herald and was appointed as Provincial Deputy Marshal in 2013. Andrew is also a member of the Knight Templar Priests order in Cleveland Tabernacle and has been promoted to Past IV Grand Pillar.

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Dave Green

Dave Green

Dave Green

Role: Events Coordinator
Lodge: Clarence Lodge No. 2462
Telephone: 07913 685355
Email: davegreen599@hotmail.com

I am an Air Traffic Controller at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

I live in Hartlepool and have been a Mason since 1999.

I am member of Clarence Lodge No2462 also I am a member of The Nevill Lodge of Installed Masters No9441 and The Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No9833. I am a PZ of the Clarence Chapter.

As a member of the Stewards Lodge I was honoured to be the Worshipful Master between 2015 - 2017

I play golf badly and love travelling.

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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 […]

Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn

Role: Festival Secretary
Lodge: The Rowlandson Lodge No. 3360
Telephone: 07946 419224
Email: paul.quinn@durham2021.org

I have been a Freemason since 1997, joining Manor Lodge 7908, however I joined The Rowlandson Lodge 3360 in 2004 and had the honour of becoming WM in 2008 and during that time the Lodge celebrated its Centenary year whilst I was Master in August 2009. I became the Lodge Secretary after serving my year as IPM, a position I still hold. I was exalted into The Rowlandson Chapter 3360 in 1999, serving as Z in 2011 however this time I went straight to Scribe Ezra after relinquishing the chair, again a position I still hold.

I was lucky enough to be asked to become Secretary of a new Provincial Initiative for "Younger minded" Durham Freemasons called the North East Corner. A group designed to link together the younger minded Freemasons in a social media and group meeting aspect. We successfully organised a trip to the Quarterly Communications in UGLE, where 45 Durham Freemasons went on a day trip to Grand Lodge, a point highlighted by the Pro Grand Master in his address to Grand Lodge. In June 2015 I was honoured to be promoted to the rank of Past Provincial Grand Registrar. 

In my personal life I have been married to Julie since 1984 we have 2 children and now 2 grandchildren, keeping us busy. I work for the Prison Service as a Prison Officer, a very demanding role. I enjoy various sports and my favourite football team being SAFC.

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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 […]