Norman Lodge No.1334 in the Province of Co.Durham under UGLE

Welcome Message from W Bro Paul Hardman (PPAGDC) - Worshipful Master 2024


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Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2024 when we will be holding a First Degree ceremony. The meeting will commence at 6.45pm prompt.

If you would like to attend this meeting or if you require further information, please contact the Lodge Secretary.

 Thank you for visiting the Norman Masonic Lodge website

The internet provides us with a wonderful opportunity to get to know Masonic Brethren around the world.

Please leave a message in our guestbook, telling us about your Lodge, its location, and a little of its history.

We are very proud of the fact that our Lodge has been in existence for over150 years, meeting in the same Masonic hall, in Old Elvet, Durham City, Co. Durham, England.

A city which can trace its history back more than a thousand years, to the arrival of a religious community seeking a permanent resting place for the body of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne.

As a shrine for their saint, they built first a wooden, then a stone church, on top of a rocky hill, protected on three sides by the River Wear.

Following the Norman conquest of 1066, King William also found this site appealing and realised it offered an ideal strategic location from which to rule Northumbria and defend the region against the Scots. The community of Cuthbert gave way to Benedictine Monks and a Bishop appointed by the king. They began the building of the Cathedral, to provide a monumental shrine for St Cuthbert, and the Castle, to act as protection for the Cathedral and to provide a palace for the Bishop.

The result was one of the most impressive construction projects ever undertaken. The panoramic view of the Cathedral and Castle has been described as ‘one of the finest architectural experiences of Europe’ and together they are now designated a World Heritage Site.

As Worshipful Master of Norman Lodge I hope to continue the good works of my many distinguished predecessors.

Our Lodge meets 10 times a year, on the third Wednesday of the month except for July and August when we take our summer break.

We welcome visitors from Lodges around the world working under constitutions approved by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE). Please contact our Lodge Secretary for information if you wish to attend our Lodge meeting.

Sincere fraternal greetings.

W Bro Paul Hardman PPAGDC

Worshipful Master

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