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

Tour of the Province, Day 3

For the final and day 3 of the Tercentenary Events Committee, Tour of the Province bike ride, W.Bro Simon Francis and W.Bro Tim Clark are joined by W.Bro Richard Owen, Bro Gary Cairnes and W.Bro Elwyn Marfell Jones.

Leaving Swansea at 07.00, the riders visit the Masonic Halls at Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pontyclun, Penarth, Barry, Llantwit Major and Porthcawl before finishing at the The Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court in time for the annual Strawberry Tea – a total of 130km! (more…)

Tour of the Province, Day 2

Day 2 of the Tercentenary Events Committee Tour of the Province bike ride sees the team down to 2 riders. Leaving at 07.34, the Swansea to Cardiff leg will see the W.Bro Simon Francis and W.Bro Tim Clark visiting the Masonic Halls at Port Talbot, Maesteg, Treorchy, Pontypridd, Treharris, Bargoed, Caerphilly – finally reaching Cardiff Masonic Hall after a 120km ride. (more…)

April Lottery Draw

The winning numbers for the April 2017 Festival Lottery (for tickets bought in April 2017), drawn at Swansea Masonic Hall, on Tuesday 30th May 2017 are:

03 11 18 24

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They’re off! – Tour of the Province, Day 1

The Tercentenary Events Committee Tour of the Province bike ride team set off from Swansea Masonic Hall at 7.30am on Thursday 1st June 2017. Visiting the 23 Masonic Centres of the Province over three days, celebrating 300 years of United Grand Lodge, a total of 380km will be covered with over 3,000m climbed. (more…)

Tour of the Province, 1st to 3rd June 2017

300 Years of Grand Lodge   |   3 Days of Cycling   |   380km Total Distance   |   3000m Total Climbing

Visiting the 23 Masonic Centres of the Province

Day 1
Thursday 1st June, 2017

Swansea to Llandrindod Wells
Visiting Neath, Aberdare, Merthyr, Brecon, Builth, Llandrindod Wells
130km

Day 2
Friday 2nd June, 2017

Swansea to Cardiff
Visiting Port Talbot, Maesteg, Treorchy, Pontypridd,
Treharris, Bargoed, Caerphilly
120km

Day 3
Saturday 3rd June, 2017

Swansea to The Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court, Porthcawl
Visitng Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pontyclun, Penarth, Barry, Llantwit, Porthcawl
130km

Ride finish line – The Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court on the occasion of the annual Strawberry Tea

Come along and support both the home and the riders!

Festival Golf Day – Neath Golf Club 19th May 2017

The Provincial Ryder Cup Goes East


The inaugural “Ryder Cup” golf tournament between Brethren representing the East and West of the Masonic Province of South Wales was held at Neath Golf Club, Swansea on Friday 19th May 2017. The event, organised by WBro Phil Osborne of the RP St John Charles Lodge No 6466, was well attended with the Deputy Provincial Grand Master VWBro Roy Woodward Captaining the West team and the Assistant Provincial Grand Master WBro Alan Gardener Captaining the East. All proceeds on the day to be donated to support the 2021 RMBI Festival.

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March Lottery Draw

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

06 11 19 23

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