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Annual Investiture of Grand Officers – Wednesday 24th April 2019

Admission to the Annual Investiture is by ticket only.

Written application for seats may be made to the Grand Secretary between 1 March and 31 March by Brethren qualified to attend the Grand Lodge:
(a) Past Grand Officers;*
(b) Masters;
(c) Wardens (not Past Wardens);
(d) Past Masters qualified under Rule 9 of the Book of Constitutions.

Applications should state clearly the name, address and Lodge of the Brother concerned and under which of the four categories mentioned his application is made. If necessary, a ballot for the allocation of seats will be held in early April, and tickets will be posted to successful Brethren on or about 8 April.

Brethren who have been unsuccessful will be so informed.

Possession of a ticket will not, of itself, ensure admission – Brethren who are not Grand Officers will be required to hand their tickets to the Scrutineers before examination by them in accordance with the usual practice at Quarterly Communications.

Past Grand Officers should sign the Attendance Books in the Past Grand Officers’ Room, and give up their tickets before being admitted to the Grand Temple. Grand Officers taking part in the procession will sign in the Grand Officers’ Room.

Designing a better future for children with brain conditions

As many as 150 children with brain conditions such as cerebral palsy and their families will benefit from specially designed mobility and sensory aids, thanks to a £38,749 grant from South Wales Freemasons to the Cerebra charity. (more…)

Royal Arch Appointments at Lord Swansea Chapter

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent in and over the Masonic Province of South Wales was pleased to Appoint, Obligate and Invest E.Comp. Colin Hugh Thomas, OStJ, PGStB as Deputy Grand Superintendent and E.Comp. Phillip Anthony Aubrey, PGStB as Third Provincial Grand Principal and Appoint and Invest E.Comp. Ben Gait as ProvGSE, at the Regular Convocation of Lord Swansea Chapter No. 8364 on Friday 8th February 2019.

At the same Convocation, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent was Elected to serve as First Principal of the Chapter and will therefore be Installed as First Principal of both Hendre Chapter and Lord Swansea Chapter in 2019.

Home from Home – 22 June 2019

Sponsor the riders online here:
https://e0043.everydayhero.com/uk/home-from-home-bike-ride

Download a pdf of the Home from Home Cycle Ride poster for distribution.

Home from Home – cycle from Llandudno to Porthcawl

5th February, 2019

Dear Brethren,

In the early hours of Saturday the 22nd of June 2019, I together with a small group of Swansea Masons will be jumping on our bikes to take on my biggest ever cycling challenge in aid of the 2021 Festival supporting the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. You may be aware that two of the seventeen Care Homes owned and managed by the RMBI are located in Wales, they are The Queen Elizabeth Court in Llandudno, North Wales and our very own Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court located in Porthcawl, South Wales.

The challenge I, together with my team of ‘Home from Home’ cyclists is to take on is to ride from Llandudno, North Wales to Porthcawl, South Wales, in ONE DAY. This is a total of approximately 175 miles with in excess of 10,000ft of accumulative climbing. To achieve this we will be cycling from The Queen Elizabeth Court, Llandudno at 4.30am that Saturday morning with the aim of averaging a moving speed of 13mph which equates to nearly 14 hours in the saddle. Factoring in rest and food stops we hope to be arriving at The Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court, Porthcawl approximately 16 hours later, that being 8.30pm that evening, a very long and hard day of cycling!

Brethren, we are looking for your support and sponsorship to make this massive challenge a success for the 2021 Festival, there are several ways you can sponsor the event. We are looking for cycle jersey sponsorship, advertise the logo of your Company or maybe your Lodge on our ride jerseys, prices range from £125 for a sleeve to £250 for the main body of the shirt. You can sponsor the riders on line by visiting https://e0043.everydayhero.com/uk/home-from-home-bike-ride or by completing details on a sponsor form being distributed by the riders and please give full details for Gift Aid where applicable. We also welcome Lodge donations and cheques should be made payable to ‘The 2021 Festival’ and referenced ‘BIKE’ on the rear, they can be posted to me at the address below.

For full details of the riders taking part in this event please look for updates on the News page of this website or the ride poster that will be displayed at Masonic Centres.

Thank you for your support.
My warmest fraternal regards,

Simon Francis ProvJGW

Please send your donations to:
Simon Francis, 3 Heol Pant y Dwr, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4ZF

Download a pdf of the Home from Home Cycle Ride poster for distribution.

Provincial Grand Master’s Summer Ball – 29th June 2019

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Reception 6.30pm, Dining 7.30pm
followed by entertainment plus
Dave Barry Big Band
Tickets £60
Non Masonic friends welcome

Tickets available from:
E: paul.bunyan@nullcpengineering.co.uk
T: 07966 241980

Download a pdf of the Summer Ball 2019 poster for distribution

Announcement Regarding the Association of Friends of the AEPoWC

The Association of Friends of the Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court held a luncheon for the Friends and their wives or partners on Sunday 20th January 2019, during which the Chairman, W.Bro. Alan Gardener, PSGD, Assistant Provincial Grand Master, announced his intention to stand down from the role with immediate effect. Brother Gardener has served the Association of Friends with distinction for nearly eight years and his contribution to the success of the Association of Friends will be felt by all who come into contact with the Home for many years to come.

At the same meeting it was announced that W.Bro. Phillip A. Aubrey, PAGDC will assume the Chairmanship with immediate effect. W.Bro. Gherold M. Davies, PPrGSwdB has been appointed to the role of Vice-Chairman.