Welcome to
The Lodge of Industry no48
The oldest Freemasons Lodge in the province of Durham
Welcome to the Lodge of Industry 48 official website
The oldest Freemasons Lodge in the Province of Durham.  
About US
want to learn more about our ancient fraternity?
What is Freemasonry
Have you ever wanted to know about our ancient fraternity but didnt know who to ask?
Freemasonry is one of the worlds most oldest fraternal societies, it is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual valued. Its members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which will follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons customs and tools as allegorical guides. Read on to find out more about our ancient society. If our values resonate with you and you would like to join us, please contact us.
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THE THREE GREAT PRINCIPLES

For many years Freemasons have followed the three great principles which are:

Brotherly Love – Every true mason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding

Relief – Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own but for their community, both by charitable giving and voluntary efforts.

Truth – Freemasons are taught to strive for truth requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.

RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITIES

Freemasons are notorious for giving to various charities and from its earliest days freemasonry has been concerned especially with the care of orphans, the elderly and the sick. We give large sums of money to national and local charities.

SOCIETY

Freemasonry demands from its members a respect for the law of the country in which a man works and lives. Its principles do not in anyways conflict in its members duties as citizens but should strengthen them in fullfilling their public and private responsibilities.
A message from our current
Worshipful Master

Gordon Sloan

Lodge of Industry 48 Worshipful Master
To be a mason means alot more than…
Turning up to meetings and having a catch up with friends, but its a way of life, a way of understanding society and helping others. If thats just a phone call or helping someone then so be it. We masons are proud people and proud of our fraternity. We live by our principles and are tolerant of others. We are always looking for new members  who are likeminded and willing to improve the lives of themselves and others, if that sounds like you, why not join the oldest lodge in the Province of Durham.
Whats it all about?

Are you interested in Masonry, do you want to know how to get involved or dispell some myths about our ancient fraternity?  
Frequently Asked Questions.

Are you interested in Masonry, do you want to know how to get involved or dispell some myths about our ancient fraternity? If the below FAQS dont cover your questions please feel free to contact us and we will gladly answer any questions you have.   
WHAT IS FREEMASONRY
Freemasonry is one of the oldest and secular societies and is practiced under the United Grand Lodge of England. We are a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual valued. Its members are taught its precepts by a series of ritual dramas, which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons customs and tools as allegorical guides.
HOW DO I JOIN / ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
The essential qualification for admission into and continued membership is a belief in a supreme being. Membership is open to men of any race religion who can fulfil the essential qualification and are of good repute.
FREEMASONRY AND RELIGION
Fressmasonry is not a religion not is it a substitute for religion, however its essential qualification opens it to men of many religions and it expects them to follow their own faith. It does not allow religion to be discussed at its meetings.
FREEMASONRY AND SECRECY
The secrets of Freemasonry are concerned with its traditional modes of recognition. It is not a secret society, since all of its members are free to acknowledge their membership and will do so in response for respectable reasons. All of our constitutions are available to the public. Thus there is no secret about any of our aims or principles . Like many other societies however we do regard some of its internal affairs as private matters for its members.
FREEMASONRY AND POLITICS
Freemasonry is non political, and the discussion of politics at masonic meetings is forbidden.
USE OF MEMBERSHIP
A Freemason must not use his membership to promote his own or anyone else’s business, professional or personal interest.
FAMILY
Freemasonry should not be allowed too harm a mans family of other connections by taking up too much time or his money, or by causing him to act in a way against their interests.
CONCLUSION
Freemasonry is non political, and the discussion of politics at masonic meetings is forbidden.
Upcoming Meetings
The Lodge of Industry meets a number of times per year on the last Monday of the month, all members will receive summons via email from the lodge secretary.

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0191 490 1519
Lodge Secretary George Gray
Masonic Hall Alexandra Road,Gateshead, NE8 1RB.
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