Durham 2021 Easter Ball Hosted by Eanred Lodge

Black tie evening in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival, hosted by Eanred 7478. Welcome drinks followed by a four course meal, entertainment and dancing. Tickets £30 via bmhcltd@gmail.com

Durham 2021 Grand Auction

The Grand Auction 2019

This Auction will run from June 29th 12.00pm until November 29th 11.59pm

All the auction prizes have be donated from Freemasons and Family members from across our Province. Some of the items are services and will require you contact the donor to ensure the service match your requirements.

The Auction will run until the end of November with additional items being added all the time so please continue to check out this auction page.

To place a bid

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All winning bidders will be contacted by email on completion of the auction in early December to arrange payment either by BACS or by Cheque.

Allocation of funds

The resulting winning bid amount will be credited against lodge target equally between the lodges requested by the donor and the winning bidder. E.g  A.N. other lodge donates a bike and MR smith of A.B Lodge bids and wins with a £100 bid.  Each lodge will be credited with a £50 amount against their lodge target.

Wear Valley Lodge No. 1121 – “A Night to Remember”



TITANIC “A Night to Remember”

Wear Valley Lodge No. 1121 are to hold a “Titanic – A Night to Remember” themed night in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival appeal. Includes a 4 course meal and themed entertainment. Dress code for the event is Passenger or Crew of the Titanic 1912. The cruise liner sank between 14th & 15th April 1912. Start time is 7:30pm and carriages for 11pm. Cost of tickets is £20 each and are available from

Malcolm Parkinson Tel. No. 07710 418 612 or 01388 663 456.

Sponsored Walk – George Malt




It is my intention to do a walk of approximately 8 miles from Roker Pier to South Shields Pier on Saturday 1st September 2018 in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival RMTGB Charity.

George Malt is a member of Lodge of Loyalty No. 8635 in the Province of Durham, and have been since March 1991. When he complete’s the walk George will be 77 years young.

George had a road accident as a child of 4, in 1945. After 3 years of surgery etc, his right leg was infected with gangrene, which required the amputation in April 1948.

It now happens to be 70 years since George acquired his first prosthetic limb. George is the oldest of 4 brothers, who have all been involved in sport, George played football and cricket at school, and he is proud to say that he has worked all his life up to retirement age 12 years ago.

I thought it might be a good idea to attempt to walk from Roker to South Shields, a distance of between 7 and 8 miles, and incorporate fundraising for the Durham 2021 Festival.

George is a well known Freemason in and around the Sunderland area and in Provincial Office

If you would like to sponsor George and help him on his way follow the link below.

Everyday Hero page, Sponsored Walk – George Malt


Durham Inter – Lodge / Chapter Quiz Night



Mike Liddle of Old Dunelmian Lodge No. 8100 is organising a social evening on Friday 29th June 2018 at Elvet Masonic Hall – Durham.

Teams of up to 6 members are invited to enter for a general knowledge quiz under the banner of a Lodge/Chapter.

Guests are welcome to join the team and there will be a curry and pint included in the entry ticket price of £12.50 pp.

Gather a team together and accept the challenge to become Durham Masonic Quiz Team of 2018. Booking details are on the attached advertising flyer.

All Profits from the event will be donated to the Province of Durham 2021 Festival Appeal.

You are all welcome and encouraged to come for a convivial evening with your families and friends.

Contact the Mike Liddle of Old Dunelmian Lodge for further details on 0771 8912 365 or mike.j.liddle@btinternet.com


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Annual Cask Ale & Cider Festival – Chester-le-Street Masonic Hall

Chester-le-Street Masonic Hall





CLS Masonic Hall are again to hold there very popular Annual Cask Ale & Cider Festival, which last year was a roaring success.

On sale will be locally sourced Cask Ales and Ciders a total of 24 different Ales & Ciders.


Doors hours for the Festival are:

Friday 29th June 2018 – 3pm until Midnight

Saturday 30th June 2018 – 1pm until Midnight

Sunday 1st July 2018 – 2.30pm until 11pm

Food will be available all weekend and why not take advantage of the guided tour around a splendid Masonic Hall on Saturday 30th June.

All are welcome  and all proceeds are to be donated to the Durham 2021 Festival appeal in aid of the RMTGB.


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The Ravensworth Cup 2018

The Ravensworth Cup 2018

The Ravensworth Cup 2018

The Ravensworth Cup 2018

Invitations are invited from Masons throughout the Province of Durham, their wives/partners and friends, to once again compete for the Ravensworth Golf Trophy and help raise funds for the Durham 2021 RMTGB Festival.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Ravensworth Trophy, this is a magnificent trophy presented to The Province in 1921 by our then Provincial Grand Master, Lord Ravensworth. The trophy will be presented to a mason, within the province of Durham, who scores the highest individual points. Other prizes are open to non-masons – and all profits from the day go to the Durham 2021 RMTGB Festival.

The round will be subject to a Shotgun Start commencing at 10am. Scoring will be by Stableford and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. In addition to the golf day a presentation BBQ will be held at the clubhouse after score cards are checked. Non-golfing friends, wives and partners are also invited to attend the BBQ.

Four balls are invited to enter at £200 per team including the BBQ meal. Individuals or parties of less than 4 are also invited to attend at the same cost of £50 each. The cost also includes refreshments before your round commences. Tickets for the BBQ are available to your guests at £10.

If you are interested in taking part then please complete and return the attached application form or contact Alan Jenkins on 07780 304 364 or David Atkinson on 07772 071 709 or email golf@2021festival.com.

In addition, we would welcome enquiries from any member who wishes to help with sponsoring a hole or providing a table prize.

Yours Sincerely & Fraternally

Alan Jenkins
Competition Secretary

Sponsorship opportunities

Tee Box Sponsorship

  • Tee box sponsorship available from £200 per hole (logo artwork required )
  • Par 3 holes also require the sponsor to supply a prize for nearest the pin
  • Each tee box sponsor will receive a 500mm x 500mm one sided advert on the chosen sponsored tee box
  • Following the competition the adverts will be collected and displayed at the presentation bbq.
  • All tee box sponsors will receive an invitation to the presentation buffet

Putting Competition

  • Sponsorship of our fundraising putting competition comprises of supplying a bottle of champagne or malt whiskey and a financial contribution of £200
  • The sponsor will receive a 500mm x 500mm one sided advert displayed on the green on the day of the competition
  • The putting competition sponsor will receive invitations to the presentation bbq.

Competition Entries

  • All sponsors are welcome to submit their teams or individuals to take part in the golf day at a cost of £160 per team or £40 for individual players

Followed by evening  presentation buffet £15 per ticket.

Golf Committee

Frank Killen: 07929 509 045 | David Atkinson: 07772 071 709 | Brendan Morland: 07980 044 560


Stephen Willis – Treasurer | Email- golf@durham2021.org | 07931 523 570

Alan Jenkins – Secretary | Email- golf@durham2021.org | 07780 304 364

River Spey Charity Open Canoe Trip – Hudson Lodge No. 2791

The River Spey Charity Open Canoe Trip

W BRO JOHN MARSHALL – Hudson Lodge No. 2791

The Spey descends through some of Scotland’s most outstanding natural scenery – rising in the Monadhliath Mountains at Loch Spey, just 10 miles south of Fort Augustus on Loch Ness – and journeying north east through the Cairngorms National Park and onwards to the Moray Firth 107 Miles east.

The Spey is unusual in that its speed increases as it gets closer to the sea. The unique topography make it the fastest flowing river in Scotland. The Met Office monitors rainfall throughout the Spey’s catchment. Much of the precipitation during winter lies as snow, playing an important role in maintaining the river’s flow levels well into summer and give the Spey what many describe as an alpine flow regime. Combined with almost no industrial activity in the Spey’s catchment, the water quality is as near to pristine as you can get.

Speyside’s distilleries produce more whisky than any other region in Scotland. Two of the best-selling single malt whiskies in the world, The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, are from Speyside.

River Spey from Aviemore to the coast through more than 60 miles of stunning countryside. Camping over night in the banks of Loch Insh checking we have all the gear we need for the 4 day trip. An early start too the day paddling down through the loch heading for Aviemore. These upper reaches are Slow moving flat water where your paddle provides all the speed .

Passing through Aviemore on our left we dig in heading for Boat of Garten. If the wind is in our favour we may push on towards Grandtown on Spey stopping for our over night Camp along the way.

After a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast to set us up for the day ahead we set out heading first for the Speybridge. Onward towards Cromdale and Tormore hoping to make Knockando for the next Camp and hoping to catch a local delicacy which would warm our hearts.

The river from here is starting to flow faster and your attention sharpens as it gathers pace. Stopping for some lunch around Aberlour or Craigellachie. After the rest we push on for Fochabers to set up camp.

The Spey now has some testing waters where many have had swims and broken dreams. The Spey washing Machine has claimed many and many more to come but not ME !

I am doing this for charity so please try to support me in this endeavour.
26th May 2018 to 30th May 2018

River Spey Poster


Province of Durham 2021 Festival Grand Auction

Province of Durham 2021 Festival Grand Auction

We are looking to hold a Grand Auction and Dinner in aid of the Durham 2021 Festival appeal.

The first auction item will be a signed football shirt of the 1966 World Cup Champions including the 11 players and the manager, Sir Alf Ramsey.

If you have something to auction at the event please contact

Andrew Thompson info@compost-uk.co.uk

Items can be from a round of golf or a day’s shooting to a meal for two or more.

Or even an offer to do a day’s work in a garden or to cook the evening meal.

Watches, items of Masonic Memorabilia, in fact anything that can be auctioned

If you have your own business then you could offer some service.

Do you have a holiday cottage that you could rent out for a weekend or more?

Andrew Thompson would like to collect these items and offers over the next 12 months for an auction in 2019


Lodge Event – Lodge of Fellowship No. 9694

W Bro Trevor A Cartner, WM Lodge of Fellowship
No 9694 cordially extends an invitation to


At Freemasons Hall, Ingham Street, South Shields
on Saturday 16th September 2017 at 7.30pm till late.

Entertainment by
W Bro Peter Kelly, PPGStwd
& Katherine Stone

4 course meal Raffles Dress formal

Proceeds to Provincial Grand Lodge Durham 2021 Festival
and Butterwick Children’s Hospice.

Ticket price £17.50 per person
Available from W Bro Trevor Cartner, 0191 2627434 (WM)
Or W Bro John Hope 0191 4252031 (Sec)