Welcome to Lodge Temperance 2557 which meets at the Masonic Hall in Corbridge Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. Extending warm fraternal greetings to you all from Lodge Temperance which is over 100 years old and still going strong.

Early in 1895 a small group of brethren concerned at the amount of revelry and drinking in Masonic lodges, discussed the possibility of forming a new lodge. They agreed that a petition should be presented to Grand Lodge for a warrant to form a new lodge named Lodge Temperance, the lodge would not have intoxicating liquor at any of its meetings. The petition was successful and the Lodge was consecrated at a meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge on the 30th of October 1895 in The Grand Assembly Rooms by the Right Hon. Sir Matthew W. Ridley, Provincial Grand Master and Bro John Gibson installed as Master.

The Lodge went from strength to strength and at its 21st birthday in 1916 had 232 members. Over time though, the support for temperance faded and membership declined, so in an effort to reverse the trend a ballot was taken in 1973 to allow the consumption of intoxicating beverages at Lodge meetings. The motion was carried on 16th April.

Temperance at our meetings is now a thing of the past and today, we are a small friendly Lodge in the Province of Northumberland whose membership might be found with an intoxicating beverage at the festive board and social evenings.

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Temperance Meetings

Temperance Meetings

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