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Freemasons of Northumberland to donate £300,000 to local charities throughout 2017

Freemasons from Newcastle in the south, Haltwhistle in the west, Newbiggin by the Sea in the east and Berwick in the north are looking forward to 2017 when they will be celebrating the organisation’s 300th birthday.

To mark the tercentenary of the United Grand Lodge of England, many celebratory events will be held across the region including thanksgiving services, gala dinners and a teddy bear’s picnic to celebrate the Teddies for Loving Care appeal.

Charity is at the heart of Freemasonry and locally, The Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland will be giving away £300,000 to local charities throughout 2017. The cash boosts will help worthwhile and deserving projects throughout the region by increasing the hugely positive effect they have on people’s lives within the community.
Alan Bell, chair of the Tercentenary Committee said;

“There are 27 lodge buildings all across North Tyneside and Northumberland. We are looking to donate money to charities close to each building so that we can really make a positive impact on local projects and causes near to where Masonry takes place.

“Anyone from a local charity who would like to be considered for a Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland donation, can apply online at It’s a simple online form and details will be passed to the local lodge members who will then take the application to the next stage.
“We want to help as many charities across the region as possible and I’d urge them to contact us as soon as possible.”

Nationally, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is dedicated to helping people in need, and has donated over £100 million since 1980.

Freemasons buildings can be found in:

Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Bedlington, Bellingham, Berwick, Blyth, Byker, Cramlington, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Mickley, Morpeth, Newbiggin, Jesmond, Newcastle, North Shields, Ponteland, Seahouses, Seaton Delaval, Shiremoor, Throckley, Wallsend, Whitley Bay and Wylam.

To find out more about Freemasonry in Northumberland you can visit their website at

Their contact details are listed below if you want to contact them directly

Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland
17 Lansdowne Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: +44 191 213 6990(Provincial Office opening hours Monday to Thursday 10am – 3:30pm) |

If you want to be a Freemason you must be interested in character building and morality

“Better men make a Better world.” Freemasonry stresses honour, personal responsibility and personal integrity

You should be able to commit to Monthly/bi-monthly gatherings at lodges.

Reasons to become a Freemason in Northumberland
You want to make new friendships
You want to develop yourself
You want to make a positive contribution to society
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