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Do you want to be part of the celebration at the Royal Albert Hall on 31 October and be part of the celebration?

You can  by pre-registering at on or before 31 October 2017

Register here

Registration is simple and quick with only limited details required, with a short test video played once complete. You will be label to watch the event on all devices, smartphones, tablets, computers and smart TVs, wherever you are.

Watch Live - See the whole event streamed live to wherever you are, live coverage will begin at 4pm 31 October.

On-demand - Once the event has finished an on-demand version will be available for download and viewing 3 hours after the event closes

An edited highlights edition is also planned to be made available, one week after this spectacular event.

Brethren here is your chance to be part of the tercentenary celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall. You will be able to view this on a big screen. You may wish to consider organising a get together at your Masonic Hall or Lodge to view this in an informal setting either with the live streaming or after the event using the edited version.


As you are no doubt aware, 2017 is a special year where we are celebrating the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry.

There have been many activities in our Province to mark this grand occasion and I would like to mention the Classic Car and Bike show hosted by The Widows Sons, the Celebration Dinner held at St James’ Park, our magnificent Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Alnwick Gardens, and finally, the Multi-Faith Ceremony which was held at the Civic Centre in Newcastle, which was a great success enjoyed by Freemason and our honored guests.

All of the events have been a fantastic opportunity for Northumberland Freemasons to celebrate  our Tercentenary with local communities and I am delighted with our £300,000 in donations to local good causes.

I would like to personally thank everyone who has supported our celebrations but in particular, the Tercentenary Team led by Alan Bell, who have put a huge amount of effort into organising, promoting and running these events and I am grateful for their efforts and commitment.

 Provincial Grand Master - Ian Craigs

Provincial Grand Master - Ian Craigs

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England, the Masonic Charitable Foundation has a £3Million special fund that will be available to 300 nominated charities.

The Province of Northumberland has nominated the following local charities to receive a grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation:

The Peoples Kitchen

The PSP Association

The Percy Hedley Foundation

Fenham Association of Residents

Disability North

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Every nominated charity has a chance of being awarded a grant of up to £25,000 and we need your vote to help the MCF decide how much they get!
The more votes they get, the more money they receive.

Find out more about the MCF Community Awards Tercentenary Fund at

Voting starts on the 12th June and  is open to absolutely anybody, so share the news with your friends and family.


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The members and guests of Northumbrian Masters Lodge No.3477 were treated to the vision of the future of freemasonry when the Assistant Grand Master, Sir David Hugh Wootton, paid a visit to Newcastle upon Tyne.

In a packed Fern Avenue Masonic Centre an audience of nearly 100 masons, spanning the generations, received a very engaging, enlightening and forward thinking talk entitled "Creating our future".

From the numbers and wide demographic in attendance it can only be assumed that The Province of Northumberland are already at the fore in connection with this vision.

A brimming festive board rounded the evening off beautifully during which time the Assistant Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Master mingled with, and answered questions from, the assembled brethren.

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