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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Jeff Pearson

Geoffrey Pearson

Jeff Pearson

Role: Hall Ambassador for Barnard Castle, Middleton Teesdale & Staindrop Masonic Halls
Lodge: Rose of Raby Lodge No. 1650
Telephone: 01325 258491
Mobile: 07779237287

Email: allgasworks@hotmail.com

Responsible for the following Lodges; 1230, 6229, 9358, 5016, 9713, 1650 & 6713

CRAFT

PPGReg ...  D C ...  Charity Steward...Preceptor Lodge of Instruction. 

R A Chapter....Past MEZ...Mentor...Chapter Rep

Neville Chapter of Installed First Principles

Mark ...Past Master

Rose Croix...Past Sovereign ...Assistant D C.

Member of..K T....OSM....RSM.

Career

Engineer at British Gas   28yrs

Self Employed    20yrs

Personal

Married to Marjorie 35yrs

Likes

Holidays, Freemasonry, People, Cars & Motor Cycles

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Alan Reardon

Alan Readon

Role: Hall Ambassador for Billingham & Castle Eden Masonic Halls
Lodge: Caradoc Lodge No 4749
Contact number : 07967 727 095

Email: alanreardon1891@gmail.com

Nathan Davidson

Role: Hall Ambassador for Stockton Masonic Hall
Lodge: Lodge of Unity 6003

Contact Number: 01642 882 367

Email Contact: nathan.davo@hotmail.co.uk 

 

 

Nathan Davidson I was educated in Whitehaven Cumbria. 1990 after leaving school with great qualifications I joined my local Regiment The 1st Battalion the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment, 4th Senior Regiment of the British Army. During my 15 years I served with the Battalion on many operations around the world.

During this time, I married Lindsay and have two great and beautiful girls Megan and Maisie. I retired early from the armed forces to be with my family.

On leaving the army in 2005 I have always worked and eventually I started to work in education this by far is one on the best and rewarding job I have ever had. During this time, 2010, I also started my Masonic career and was initiated into the Lodge of Unity 6003. In 2018 I was installed into the chair of King Solomon. In 2012 I also joined Whitwell H.R.A.Chapter 2104 and in 2016 and 2017, I became the first Principle of Whitwell Chapter in which I served for 2 years as the first Principle and I was the last ever principle of Whitwell Chapter, after 80 years the Chapter closed for the last time.

My Masonic career has help me become who I am today, by taking every office of responsibility and being the best in every job I have done. This is my philosophy, in life be your best in everything you do. And by teaching and mentoring others on the way.  Using my Masonic knowledge and army training I have lead my students into the future with a firm but humble confidence. Showing all students and teachers how to be there best and to believe in themselves. I treat all as equal and the same and enjoy seeing others thrive when at some stages of their education they did not feel this was possible.

My aspirations are to be a permanent Lodge Officer and to be a great Mentor to all Masonic members in my Lodge and to be a great Director of Ceremonies in the future.

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Mark Aram

Mark William Aram

Mark Aram

Role: Hall Ambassador for Darlington Masonic Hall
Lodge: The St Cuthbert Lodge No. 3417
Telephone: 01325 250146
Mobile. 07740484730

Email: aram_mark@hotmail.com

Responsible for the following Lodges; 111, 1379, 3417, 4079, 4260, 4490, 4751, 5089, 6158, 6678, 7486, 8956, 9441 & 9454

I was initiated into The St Cuthbert Lodge in 2005 and held various posts prior to becoming Master in 2013. I am now the Lodge Secretary. I joined Nevill Lodge of Installed Masters this year and also hold the office of Secretary for the Restoration Lodge of Instruction. I was exalted into the Chapter of Vigilance in 2008 and I am currently the 3rd principal.

My present employment is that of Plant Manager for a family run Plant Hire Company based near Moulton, North Yorkshire. Prior to that I was the Warehouse Manager of a 500,000 square feet facility based in Darlington, Plant & Transport Manager for a Construction Company in Northallerton and Plant and Transport, Area Manager for a Utilities Company, again in Darlington. Previously to that I served in the Royal Air Force for nearly 23 years, where I was employed on the personal staff of various high ranking officers, I was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in 1991 in recognition of my service to the Chief of the Defence Staff.

I live in Darlington and have done so since 1991, my two children are both single and live and work in the south, Nottingham and Southampton. I have various interests, including Rugby, Music, the Theatre, Motor racing and Freemasonry. I am currently single.

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Andy Watson

Andrew Harland Watson

Andy Watson

Role: Hall Ambassador for Darlington Masonic Hall
Lodge: Marquess of Ripon 1379
Mobile 07527 274379

Email: aw301261@ntlworld.com

Responsible for the following Lodges; 111, 1379, 3417, 4079, 4260, 4490, 4751, 5089, 6158, 6678, 7486, 8956, 9441 & 9454.

 

Masonic History
Initiated June 2007

Passed: October 2007

Raised: March 2008

WM: December 2011 – December 2012

Current lodge office: Tyler

Provincial: Past Provincial Grand Steward July 2014

Career

Born Darlington 1961

School – Branksome Comprehensive, Darlington 1973 – 1978 - Very keen at the time on school productions – ask Andy Hill!!

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College 1978 - 1980

Studied Architecture at graduate and post graduate level at University of Sheffield 1983 - 1987

Degrees – BA (hons), Dip Arch, RIBA.

Member of Architects Registration Board 1987

Chartered member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 1988 

Joined HMH Architects 1987, specialist in social, supported and elderly housing

Architect for Peter Stracey House 1991, and Boundary Court 2008

Partner at HMH Architects since 1994

Personal

Married to Barbara - 24 years – married in Mauritius 1991

Son – James Andrew (age 18) born September 1996

Active member of All Saint’s Blackwell, Darlington – Verger, Warden, 

PCC member and Millennium Hall Trustee.

Match Secretary – Wheatsheaf Angling Club, Darlington – (coarse match fishing)

Very keen but not expert angler – love 1 week away each year, fishing with the lads at Evesham!

Newcastle United fan – for my sins (and I must have been particularly bad this year!!)

Enjoy medieval historical fiction – Bernard Cornwall, James Aitcheson etc

Enjoy travelling – particularly Italy.

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Mike Smithies

Mike Smithies

Mike Smithies

Role: South Area Director
Lodge: Strathern Lodge No. 4965
Mobile: 07974 402699
Home 01429 221195

Email: michaelsmithies@gmail.com

Responsible for the following Lodges; 764, 1862, 2462, 2981, 4217, 4350, 4639, 4965, 6203, 7773 & 531
 

I was Initiated into Strathearn lodge on November 8th 2000 and finally Raised on the 12th September 2001. I progressed through the lodge, until I reaching the Chair of King Solomon on the 13th December 2006. I organised a successful Bond Themed Ladies Night of which 324 people attended, raising £1750.00, which was donated to various charities.  I continued to work hard in the Lodge, as Charity Steward, from December 2007 to present day, presenting various rituals on the floor. I have had the pleasure of inviting 9 candidates into Strathearn Lodge, some successful and others not. I was promoted to Past Provincial Deputy Grand Registrar in June 2013, which was a very proud moment for me and on receiving my Collar from the PGM, I presented him with a £750.00 Cheque from one of my sponsored Bike rides.

I am currently employed by Peart Access Ramps Ltd, as a Commercial Manager for the last 12 years. This is a local manufacturing company, supplying Disability Access Solutions for the Disabled across the country, which is a very fulfilling and rewarding Job. In my younger years, I was professional footballer at Hartlepool United and played under 5 different Managers!

I have been married to Maxine for 30 years (nearly) who I met at school; we were married on the 29th June 1985 at Stranton Church in Hartlepool. We have 2 sons, Jonathan 24, who studied Architecture at Nottingham Trent University and is currently employed as draughtsman for a Global Engineering Company in Middlesbrough.  Matthew 21, is currently studying Accountancy and Finance at Sheffield University, and is going to America this summer on an exchange programme. Both sons represented Durham Schools at Rugby and are keen all round sportsmen. Maxine and I enjoy travelling the world and recently went to watch the Abu Dhabi F1Grand Prix and the DP World Golf Championship in Dubai. We are looking forward to our 30th wedding anniversary, touring Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and then to Washington to celebrate 4th July.  I enjoy playing golf, were I’m a member of Seaton Carew GC, playing of a handicap of 8. I also keep fit by cycling and have done numerous rides throughout the country, raising money for Masonic Charities.

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