Charity Night – Elvet Lodge No. 5631

Chris Tame

The Elvet Lodge No. 5631 is to hold a Black Tie fundraising Charity Night in aid of the Durham 2021 RMTGB Festival, to be held in Durham Masonic Hall, Old Elvet Durham. Star of the Launch day, Chris Tame is to entertain on the night included on the night is:

  • 5 Course Meal
  • Table Wine
  • Charitable Games
  • Confectionery Cart

Drinks Reception at 18:45 hrs – Carriages at 23:59 hrs – Tickets £25 pp

If you would like to join in the fun contact W Bro Ivan Lowther – Mob: 07714288084 or

Ivan states that he is “Very happy that Chris is willing to come along and entertain us on this occasion, for those who were at the Festival launch i’m sure that you’ll agree that his set was without doubt one of the highlights, for those who were not present at the Sage then you are in luck to get a chance to see him sing at this intimate event”


The evening consists of a drinks reception followed by a 5 course meal with a fillet steak main course (vegetarian or chicken option available).

Table wine is included during the meal.


Following the meal we will have 2 x 45 minute sets of entertainment by Chris Tame with a grand raffle sandwiched between them.

There will also be a confectionery cart in the foyer all evening with proceeds going to the Festival.


Ivan will be dealing with the ticket sales personally so please email, text or ring me to let me know how many tickets you require.  Mobile 07714288084 or Email:


PLEASE support this event, make it a night to remember and hopefully make some money for the RMTGB.


Could all Elvet brethren if they could donate a prize for the raffle or get in touch with me about sponsorship for the event.


Hadrian Wall Walk

Hadrian Wall

Name of participants: Richard & Marie Kettlewell

All monies will be split between

The 2021 Festival in aid of The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys

The Darlington Memorial Special Care Baby Unit


Starting on May 7th Marie and Richard will be setting off from Wallsend at the East end of Hadrian’s wall, and walking to Bowness-on-Solway.  A total of 134 kilometers across some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK (and through Newcastle!).  We hope you feel able to support them on that journey.

Taken from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham website:

“As a Province we have, for so many years, been recipients of tremendous support from RMTGB.  In each and every year we receive well in excess of £100,000, to support needy children of distressed or deceased Brethren.  The support these families receive varies in so many ways, but are fundamentally used to improve the education and preparation for adult life in the years ahead. Without such support, many of these children would be missing out on essential ways of improving their lot in life.”

The special care unit provides round-the-clock care for newborn babies who are ill or born prematurely.

“Where can I wear my Jewel”

Festival jewel

Brethren there seems to be some confusion where a Festival Steward can wear the Festival Jewel. If you have qualified as a Steward of the Festival and you have elected to wear the jewel, you are entitled to wear the jewel in all craft lodges within the Province of Durham and all Holy Royal Arch Chapter meetings.

These are not to be worn in any other side degrees. These are not to be worn outside of our Province without agreement from that local Provincial Executive.

If the jewel is worn with a chapter jewel, the Festival Jewel is to be worn on the outside of the chapter jewel

If you have any other questions on this matter please get in touch




100 Lodges Achieve Bronze

On Friday 12th February 2016 we celebrated 100 Lodges achieving their Bronze Award. Is your Lodge a Bronze Lodge if it is get in touch with your Hall Ambassador and we’ll present you a badge and a logo at a suitable time.

Bronze Awards

Dunelm Lodge No 4079 Race Night

Race Night

The Dunelm Lodge No 4079 are to hold a Race Night in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival, there will be a Pie & Peas supper and a full race card. The Race night will be held at Darlington Masonic Hall on Saturday 21st May 2016, first race will start at 7:45pm.

To order tickets for the event and to help raise funds please contact:

Ken Tait – 07792 947186


Mick Redpath – 07973 114701



Jewel Presentation – St. Oswalds Lodge No. 4260

St Oswalds Lodge              Duncan Maw

St. OSWALD LODGE No. 4260 Jewel Presentation

The APGM for the south area W Bro Stephen Walker JGD was on a formal visit to St Oswald Lodge when he was invited by the Charity Steward Duncan Maw if he would kindly present the Festival Jewels to those members who had qualified.

The brethren had agreed unanimously to receive the Jewels in open lodge at the second rising. Due to other commitments 2 members couldn’t make it but remaining 8 gratefully received their jewel. Stephen gave an explanation to the brethren of the signification of the jewel and how important it was to support the festival and he thanked the brethren for their fantastic support to date and hoped it would continue. He congratulated them for having over 40% of the membership on continuing giving which really is the easiest way.


He then went on to present the Charity Steward Duncan Maw with his bronze pin to acknowledge that the lodge had already projected to reach 33% of their target.


At the festive board Duncan had brethren requesting to sign up to support the festival, the lodge received another 7 continuous giving forms and two single donations committing almost another £6,000 to the festival.


A really successful night all round from the brethren of St Oswald lodge an example to us all.