Welcome to Oriental Lodge No. 9371
Oriental Lodge is the brainchild of the late W. Bro. Peter Chen MBE. It was set up mainly to recruit potential members from the local Chinese and Asian communities into Freemasonry. Oriental Lodge was consecrated on Tuesday 29th May 1990 in Corbridge Road Masonic Hall, Byker by the late R. W. Bro. John Sherwood Stephenson, the Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland.
The Oriental Lodge’s logo has 2 Chinese characters in the centre which mean ‘Oriental’. The Lodge’s motto (above) consists of 4 Chinese characters meaning ‘A Bridge of Friendship’.
The Lodge will celebrate its Silver Anniversary (25 years in existence) in 2015.
There is also a Royal Arch Chapter called Oriental Chapter No. 9371 which was consecrated on 19th December 2005. It will celebrate its 10th Anniversary also in 2015.
Please note that Oriental Chapter is the only Masonic order officially associated with Oriental Lodge. Brethren are reminded that it is a tradition in this Lodge to join Oriental Chapter when qualified to do so. Details are available from the Lodge Secretary.
Visiting brethren are very welcome to attend our meetings, which are normally followed by a festival board to be held in a Chinese restaurant in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Therefore visitors are advised to contact either a Lodge/Chapter member or the Lodge/Chapter Dining Steward (in Contact Us) before attending.
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