2021 Festival

On 22nd January 2015, at Hendre Lodge, our Festival President Provincial Grand Master RW Bro Gareth Jones OBE launched the Provincial Grand Lodge of South Wales’ 2021 Festival on behalf of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. This special occasion marked the opening of another important chapter in the history of our wonderful Province which has held no less than 10 Festivals since they began in their present format in 1921. By the end of this Festival, South Wales brethren will have given 100 years of unstinting commitment to support the Central Masonic Charities

We have set ourselves the challenge of raising £5 million over the next 6 years. By working together as a team we can meet this challenge by promoting the benefits of the RMBI and encouraging our members to support the Festival’s two objectives. First to raise money for the Festival Fund and secondly to raise the profile of the RMBI in South Wales so that Freemasons and their families may enjoy the assistance it offers in the future. Please check back here regularly for news and updates. You can also ​​follow us on Twitter @southwales2021 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/southwales2021festival

You can make an online 2021 Festival donation here.

Latest News

Calling all Companions of the Holy Royal Arch

This morning we received a communication from the Provincial Grand Chapter Office about a very special meeting of Sure & Steadfast Chapter No 8991 to take place in Cardiff Masonic Hall on Friday, 14th September 2018.

The meeting will take the form of a demonstration of an Exaltation according to the Aldersgate Ritual and the token candidate will be none other than our Past Provincial Grand Master, Captain Sir Norman Lloyd-Edwards! The aim of the meeting is to raise £1,000 for the South Wales 2021 Festival in aid of the RMBI.

An invitation – under Rule 3 – to this meeting is extended to all Companions, who should contact the Scribe E of Sure & Steadfast Chapter, EComp Peter M. Kennedy on lynnm91@nullbtinternet.com.

An historic meeting such as this is not to be missed and is likely to fill up rapidly so if you are interested please contact EComp Peter Kennedy without delay!

Tickets available for PGM’s Summer BBQ, 28th July 2018

2021 Festival boosted by £100,000

The 2021 Festival has achieved a landmark in earning over £100,000 in special interest!

This fantastic ability to receive a higher interest rate means the Festival is significantly boosted.

Due to a special Festival arrangement, monies paid into the Festival Fund is achieving a significantly higher interest rate than can be currently earned from the Relief Chest.

Lodges can boost this further by moving monies from their Relief Chest into the Festival and earn much more interest… making the money do the work.

Want to know more? Please contact your Charity Steward and Area Liaison Officer for more details.

2021 Festival Area Structure Tree

If you want to find out more about the South Wales 2021 Festival in aid of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution your Area Chairman or Lodge Liaison Officer will be able to answer all your questions. Use this Area Structure Tree to identify your Lodge’s Liaison Officer and Area Chairman. You can also follow the 2021 Festival on Twitter @southwales2021 or find us on Facebook: facebook.com/southwales2021festival/.

Download a pdf of the 2021 Festival Area Structure

An update of the Provincial Grand Lodge of South Wales, 2021 Festival Appeal – Hendre Lodge 25th January

Hendre Lodge No. 3250 will be hosting a meeting on Thursday 25th January 2018, at the Masonic Temple, Guildford Crescent, Cardiff (CF10 2HL) where V.W. Bro Sir Paul Williams OBE DL KStJ PGSwdB, Chair of The 2021 Festival Committee will be giving a presentation talk An update of the Provincial Grand Lodge of South Wales, 2021 Festival Appeal in aid of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.

There will also be a presentation to those Lodges, who have achieved the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, in recognition of the donations they have made to the 2021 Festival in aid of the RMBI. The meeting will celebrate the achievements of those Lodges who will be presented with their Award by the Festival President R.W.Bro. Gareth Jones OBE, Provincial Grand Master.

The Lodge Charity Steward or Worshipful Master will attend and receive the Award and all Brethren are welcome to witness the presentation and celebrate their outstanding achievement. However, those wishing to attend will need to book early as numbers are limited.

Please contact Michael Coombes for further information rmichaelcoombes@nullvirginmedia.com

October 2017 Lottery Draw

The winning numbers for the October 2017 Festival Lottery (for tickets bought in October 2017), drawn at Swansea Masonic Hall, on Tuesday 28th November 2017 are:

04 05 07 15

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September 2017 Lottery Draw

The winning numbers for the September 2017 Festival Lottery (for tickets bought in September 2017), drawn at Swansea Masonic Hall, on Tuesday 31st October 2017 are:

09 11 17 24

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