2021 Festival

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!

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

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!

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.

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.

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.