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

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 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

Dave Turner

Dave Turner

Dave Turner

Role: Hall Ambassador for Birtley, Stanley & Beamish Masonic Halls
Lodge: Coronation Lodge No. 2929
Telephone: 07810 881375
Email:  dt56dat@sky.com

Responsible for the following Lodges; 3105, 4346, 5720, 6036, 9079, 2929, 6217, 7292 & 9815

Masonic Career

Joined Freemasonry February 1996,

Craft Info WM in 2005 and 2011

First Provincial Honour 2012 Acting ProvGStB

Provincial Promotion 2013 PPGSuptWks

Currently Lodge Chaplain and Mentoring Co-ordinator

Joined John George Gibson RAC No 2929 July 1997

First Principal 2009

First Provincial Honour 2014 Currently Acting ProvGReg (Until later this month)

Currently Chapter Scribe Ezra

Joined St Andrew Rose Croix No 340 in April 2010

Currently 1st General

Career

Incorporated Electrical Engineer by profession, member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology

22 years at Local Government (Durham County Council County Hall Durham) and 16 years within the NHS (Lanchester Road Hospital Durham)

Currently a senior manager (Associate Director of Estates) at Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Personal

Married to Sharon for 39 years

One Son and one Daughter

Five Grandchildren

One dog (working Cocker Spaniel named Sam)

Hobbies outside Freemasonry include (Walking, music and motor cycling)

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Rob Donmall

Rob Donmall

Hall Ambassador
Shiney Row & Hetton Le Hole Lodge

Rob Donmall

Rob Donmall

Rob Donmall

Role: Hall Ambassador  for Shiney Row Masonic Hall
Lodge: Faithful Lodge of Durham No. 9079
Telephone:  07790 494856
Email: rj.donmall@ntlworld.com

Responsible for the following Lodges; 3194, 3385, 4347, 5915, 7667, 9440 & 9465

Masonic Career

Initiated into Lodge of Fidelity 7237 March 1990  ,  W.M in 1999, 2002, 2008 & 2013

Joining member of Faithful Lodge of Durham 2003,  W.M in 2007 & 2013

Appointed to PPGSuptWks in 2006

Joined Washington Chapter 4346 in 1997, 1st Principal in 2003 and current H

Appointed P.P.G.S.N in 2008

Joined Penshaw Lodge of MMM 1055 in 1998, W.M in 2004 and 2014

Appointed ProvGStwd in 2008, promoted to PPGReg in 2010,  and to P.P.G.J.O in 2014

Currently J.W. of The Durham Lodge of Provincial Grand Stewards 1820

Member of Ryton RAMs 1714

M.W.S of Moseley Rose Croix Chapter 575 in 2011

Currently Guide in the Prince Bishop Conclave 356 in the Order of Secret Monitors

A Member of the Court of East and West in the Order of Athelstan

A founder Member and Current J.W. Of the Church Quarry Assemblage and Member of Stranton Church Assemblage of the Worshipful Society of Freemasons (Operatives)

Currently Worthy Preceptor the Hadrian Conclave No 9 in the Masonic Order of Pilgrim Preceptors

Personal 

Worked for 29 years in and supporting Datacentres, originally from April 1986 as a civil servant data processing in the Child Benefit Branch.

The Child Benefit Branch became part of ITSA serving DWP for datacentre processing until it was Outsourced in 1995 to EDS when I moved into a First Line Support role on Mainframe systems.

Having worked various shift patterns for all of the time above, in 2001 I came off shifts to work as the Deputy Manager of the First Line Shift teams, eventually becoming the Manager for a short while before moving into a Business Continuity Role from 2006 to 2009. In 2008/9 Hewlett Packard bought out EDS and in 2009 I moved into the role of Operations lead in a brand new datacente where I am still employed as deputy Datacentre Manager for both the companies Datacentre facilities in the North East. 

D.O.B. 21-04-1964

Married for 25 years to Ann and we have 3 daughters Lauren 20, Samantha 16, and Katie 14.

 

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Richard Davison

Richard Davison

Richard Davison

Role: Hall Ambassador for Sunderland Burdon Road
Lodge: Ernest Dixon Lodge No. 7856
Telephone:  07859 228 146
Email: rigd@hotmail.co.uk

Responsible for the following Lodges; 80, 97, 1389, 3137, 4114, 4224, 5373, 5841, 7248, 7856 & 8953

Masonic Career

 

  • Initiated in Ernest Dixon Lodge No. 7856 in 2010.
    • Served as WM in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
    • Currently serving as Director of Ceremonies.
  • Appointed Past Provincial Grand Steward in 2017.
    • Member of the Director of Ceremonies Team of the Durham Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No. 9833.
  • Exalted as a Royal Arch Mason in Londonderry Chapter of Amity No. 2039 in 2011.
    • Served as MEZ in 2017-18.
  • Advanced as a Mark Master Mason in Ernest Dixon Mark Lodge No. 1015 in 2017.
  • Installed as a Knight Templar in Finchale Preceptory No.222 in 2018.
  • Secretary of Wearside Masonic Temple, Burdon Road, Sunderland since 2017.

Personal

 

  • Born in Sunderland. Has lived in the city most of his life.
  • Happily married to Lindsay.
  • Attained a BSc. (Hons) in Physics and Education with Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Sunderland in 2012.
  • Worked as a physics teacher in various schools across Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Northumberland.
  • Currently working as a lead course tutor and lecturer of engineering mathematics and science at Hartlepool College of Further Education, teaching on a variety of advanced, HNC/HND and degree courses, as well as training apprentices for many major companies.
  • Enjoys non-fiction reading, singing, cycling, fellwalking and wild-camping, cinema, pub quizzes and walking his Jack Russell terrier “Hutch”.
  • Interests include history, science, mathematics, film, technology, travel and of course, Freemasonry.

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Rob Donmall

Rob Donmall

Hall Ambassador
Shiney Row & Hetton Le Hole Lodge