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Emerald 5907 & Beehive 6265 Annual Skittles Challenge Trophy

It was a tense evening at the Ty Newydd Pub in Barry, as the “Emerald 5907 & Beehive 6265 Annual Skittles Challenge trophy” was up for grabs once again! 38 Brethren, wives and partners assembled under their respective banners as the competition commenced. Would Emerald make it four on the trot or would Beehive finally spoil the party? After Round 1, Beehive had taken the lead by just 1 point (Emerald 64 – Beehive 65)…. the pressure was building for Emerald in the last and final round and after an hour and thirty minutes the trophy was retained by Emerald Lodge as they won by a small margin of just 6 points (Emerald 143 – Beehive 137). Reluctantly, but with a big smile on his face, the Worshipful Master of Beehive 6265, W.Bro. Len Edwards, re-presented the Trophy for the 4th consecutive time to W.Bro. Paul Camilleri, Master of Emerald 5907. An excellent evening was had by all concerned and £90 was raised for the South Wales Freemason’s TLC Appeal.

– W.Bro. Robert Payne, ProvGStwd

Emerald 5907 & Beehive 6265 Annual Skittles Challenge Trophy

Notice of Provincial Grand Lodge Committee: Friday 05th May 2017

A meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge Committee to be held at Barry memorial hall, Gladstone Road, BARRY, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 8NA, on Friday the 05th May 2017 at 6.00pm

Dress: Smart/Informal


  1. To welcome and receive an address from W.Bro. Les Hutchinson, PJGD Chief Operating Officer of the Masonic Charitable Foundation
  2. To receive and consider the Provincial Grand Treasurer’s Report
  3. To receive and consider the Provincial Grand Registrar’s Report
  4. To receive the Provincial Grand Almoner’s Report
  5. To receive the Provincial Membership Officer’s Report
  6. To receive and consider the Report of the General Purposes Committee
  7. To receive an address by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master
  8. To transact any other business requiring attention

N.B. Provincial Grand Lodge Committee consists of the Grand Officers, Provincial Grand Officers of the year, members of the General Purposes Committee and the Master of every Lodge in the Province (or his nominated Representative). With the MCF COO attending (Business Item 1.), on this occasion, Lodge Almoners, Charity Stewards and all Brethren will also be most welcome to attend.

Any Master unable to attend should inform the Provincial Grand Secretary, through his Lodge Secretary, of the name of the Past Master nominated to represent him. Such Nominee cannot be a Grand Officer or an Acting Provincial Grand Lodge Officer.

Download a pdf of the Provincial Grand Lodge Committee Meeting summons

Preliminary Notice: The Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge will be held at Barry on Monday, 26th June 2017. Masters and Wardens of all Lodges are expected to attend.

Notice of the Annual Court of Governors of the Masonic Benevolent Fund of South Wales

Dear Sir and Brother,

I hereby give notice that the Annual Court of Governors will be held on Friday, 12th May 2017 at the Masonic Temple, Park Crescent, Pontyclun, CF72 9BR at 2:15 p.m.

Warm fraternal regards,

Ben Gait, Secretary

Provincial Church Service – Saturday 20th May 2017

Dear Sir and Brother,

PROVINCIAL CHURCH SERVICE – Saturday 20th MAY 2017 at 11.00am

As many of you will already know, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master has decided to hold a Provincial Church Service in this special Tercentenary year at the Llandaff Cathedral, Cathedral Close Llandaff Cardiff. CF5 2LA at 11.00am on Saturday, 20th May 2017.

It is the PGM’s wish that as many as possible of his Grand Officers, and that all his Lodges will be represented on this important and unique day in our Provincial Calendar. All Brethren, their families and friends will of course be most welcome to attend. All Masons will be expected to wear their Masonic regalia in the Cathedral. There will be an official Provincial procession from the school through part of Llandaff, to the Cathedral for pre-selected brethren only, who will be invited by the W.Bro.Peter Jones ProvGDC. Those of our brethren who are not in the official procession will robe outside the Cathedral prior to taking their seats. There will not be room for regalia bags within the Cathedral.

Brethren this is an opportunity to show the public how proud we are to be Freemasons, and that we are celebrating the Tercentenary of United Grand Lodge.

The Cathedral holds a congregation of approximately 500 and, following the Church service, a Buffet Reception will be held at the Cathedral School Hall Cardiff CF5 2YH (at a nominal cost of £10.00 per head).

It will therefore be essential for those planning to attend to advise W Bro Alan Gardener, PSGD, utilising the enclosed reply slip no later than 1st May 2017. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Tickets will not be issued for the Church Service or the Luncheon, but in the event of either being over-subscribed, unsuccessful applicants will be advised, if you don’t hear from W. Bro. Gardener, you can be assured that your lunch is reserved.

If any Worshipful Masters are unable to attend, they are requested to inform W Bro Alan Gardener of the name of the Brother nominated to represent their Lodge. In addition, please ensure this letter is read out on the Second Rising of your next Regular Meeting, provided, that it is held before 1st May 2017.Brethren, I am sure I can count on your support to ensure that this year’s special Church Service is a major success. Please respond positively and quickly to assure your places.

Yours faithfully and fraternally,

V.W. Bro. H.E. Roy. Woodward PGSwdB
Deputy Provincial Grand Master

Download the GLO/Act Prov Officers Reply Slip here

Download the WM Reply Slip here

Tercentenary Gala Dinner, Cardiff City Hall, Saturday 24th June 2017


Download a pdf of the Tercentenary Gala Dinner Booking Form