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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

Business:

  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

Business Persons Lunch – Dragon Court, Cardiff

In Support of the 2021 Festival

Friday 24th March 2017

12.00 for 12.30pm at

Dragon Court
8 Leckwith Rd, Cardiff, CF11 8EG

Dress code: Lounge Suit

with Guest Speaker
Debra Williams of Confused.com

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New Prior for Wales appointment confirmed

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, in his capacity as Grand Prior of the Order of St. John, has appointed Sir Paul Williams OBE, KStJ, DL as Prior for Wales with effect from St. John’s Day, 24 June, 2017.

This appointment follows the end of the triennium appointment of the current Prior for Wales of Mr Dan Clayton Jones, OBE, KStJ, DL,TD who has held the office of Prior for the last six years. (more…)

Celebration of Welsh Hymnody

W.Bro. D Roger Lewis, a member of Llanfair Lodge No. 7353 and also its Organist, has arranged a bilingual service called a ‘Celebration of Welsh Hymnody‘, which will be held on Sunday the 12th March at All Saints’ Church Rhiwbina, at 6 pm.

All and everyone are welcome and it is community Welsh hymn singing a bit like a Gymunfa Ganu, but with more English words.

The service will last an hour and will be over by 7 pm to be followed by a chat and a cup of tea or coffee.

Roger is sure that all those interested in Welsh hymns would find it an enjoyable evening, so please make every effort to attend.

Colonnade Club makes history with Consecration of Colonnade Chapter No. 7305

History was made on the morning of St David’s Day 2017, when twenty-five Founder Members drawn from the Colonnade Club gathered together with a team of Consecrating Officers from the Provincial Grand Chapter of South Wales to consecrate the Colonnade Chapter No 7305. The ceremony got underway at 10.30 a.m. when the Consecrating Officers, led by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp. David Westall, processed into the Duke of Connaught Temple in Cardiff Masonic Hall. The ME Grand Superintendent was ably assisted in carrying out the impeccable ceremony by the Deputy Grand Superintendent, E Comp P. Colin Weatherall, PGSwdB; the 2nd Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Marc Lewis, PGStB; and the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp David J. Suter, PGStB. (more…)