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About Mowbray Lodge

We are a diverse Lodge with members from all walks of life and all ages. The breadth of youth, experience and cultures makes for a vibrant, fulfilling, and happy experience. We have a strong core of Senior Past Masters and senior members who proactively support our newer members who are keen to learn. We pride ourselves on our ritual, delivered with skill, to make for an interesting and fulfilling evening.

We have been members of the Universities Scheme since 2008, opening Freemasonry to Sunderland University, and we have had interest from students, staff, and alumni since then. Former students and staff have now become senior members within the Lodge, and we look forward to supporting them and watching them grow. Our membership does not however, only come from the Universities Scheme and we welcome all enquiries.

You will find us committed to ensuring that the membership can develop as Masons, in whatever way they choose, facilitated by strong friendships, pride in our reputation and our commitment to Freemasonry.

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Welcome to Mowbray Lodge. We are a diverse Lodge with members from all walks of life and ages. The breadth of youth, experience and cultures makes for a vibrant, fulfilling, and happy experience. If you are interested in joining us we will pleased to hear from you.

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Universites Scheme

 

We have been members of the Universities Scheme since 2008, opening up Freemasonry to Sunderland University, and we have had interest from students, staff and alumni since then. Former students and staff have now become senior members within the Lodge, and we look forward to supporting them and watching them grow. Find out more >>>>>      

 

Royal Arch

    

The Craft gives its members practical rules by which they can live their lives whilst the Royal Arch leads the candidate from the practical to the spiritual hence The Royal Arch is the culmination of "Pure Ancient Masonry". A fascinating journey of self- knowledge and self - discovery beginning with the Entered Apprentice degree and culminating in the First Principal's chair of the Chapter. To find out more about this colourful degree ask your Royal Arch Rep or click here >>>>>

 

Freemasonry in the Community - Mowbray Lodge supports Sunderland Food Bank
Rak Bhalla
/ Categories: Charity, Fundraising

Freemasonry in the Community - Mowbray Lodge supports Sunderland Food Bank

Throughout the period of the Covid Lockdown in 2020 the Brethren of Mowbray have continued to meet via Zoom on the first Wednesday of the Month. The meetings were felt to be an important way for the Brethren to keep up with the latest news, to ensure each brothers welfare was was known to the lodge and to maintain interest and momentum during the lockdown. As Christmas approached we started to think about those less fortunate than us and how we might be able to support those in our Communities who, through no fault of their own, suddenly found themselves in need of additional support. We decided that we would not send Christmas cards this year but to put the money saved on cards and postage to good use and support the Sunderland Food Bank. 

The call went out for either food donations or monetary donations to the cause and within two week the Brethren of Mowbray Lodge had mobilised themselves. 

On the morning of 14th December 2020 our Worhsipful Master Octavan Lazin, WBros Martin Lawson and Rak Bhalla and Bro Paul Clark collected then donations from paul's home and made the Journey to the Food Bank in Chester-le-Street run by the Durham Christian Partnership.

We met with Jonathan Conlan who runs the Foodbank Warehouse and were told of the sterling work done by the Food Bank and their volunteers. Last month the Foodbank received 15 tons of food in donations and delivered 12 tons to those in need. The Food Bank has moved from its old storage warehouse in Hendon to a new facility in Chester-le Street. They supply 35 Churches and other locations throughout the Province of Durham, nine of those being in Sunderland.

Jonathan was interested to hear of how we had come together in such a short time with donations of food and money to this worthy cause. In total we estimate that the Brethren have donated £600 in such a short time and I should point out that there was a £30.00 donation from one of the Lodge widows also. What a magnanimous gesture from someone who the lodge would normally be supporting at this time year. Not only were the Brethren involved in raising the necessary contributions but so were Friends, Family, and local Churchgoers. 

I have attached some Photos from the day for your interest and once again thank you for the generosity and pride shown by the members of Mowbray Lodge.

If I may, I would  like to also give special thanks to Paul Clark for coordinating the storage, our WM, Octavian for his ongoing enthusiasm and Martin Lawson for collating all the monetary donations.

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