Colonnade Club

NYMC Conference 2018

The New and Young Masons Clubs Conference is the largest annual event for New and Young Masons Clubs in the United Kingdom. For the first time, the NYMC Conference will be crossing the border as The Colonnade Club welcomes committee members, representatives and leaders of the Craft to the Province of South Wales.

Please join us on Saturday, 27th October, 2018, at Cardiff Masonic Hall. We will be discussing what deliberate steps we can take to improve the Masonic experience for new and young Freemasons.

Tickets cost £20 per delegate and is open to committee members of NYMCs or representatives from provinces without an NYMC. There will be two plenary ‘feedback’ sessions during the day to share group discussions with the conference at large.

In addition, there will be a key note speech before each plenary session to guide and inspire our discussions. After the Conference, we will be enjoying an Initiation ceremony at Universities Lodge No.5461, where the Immediate Past Chairman of the Colonnade Club will be in the Chair! We look forward to seeing you there!

Further information on The New and Young Masons Clubs Conference can be found here.

Colonnade Club Conference Win

The Colonnade Club is delighted to announce that on 14th October 2017 in Birmingham we were named the hosts of next year’s New and Young Masons Clubs Conference. This is the first year in which the conference hosts were chosen by a vote of all clubs in the Constitution and we are incredibly grateful to our fellow NYMCs for having such confidence in us – we look forward to welcoming them to the Provincial Grand Lodge of South Wales in 2018!

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.

Colonnade Chapter No. 7305 Consecration 1st March 2017

The Provincial Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Chapter of South Wales are delighted to announce that the Colonnade Chapter No. 7305 is to be Consecrated at Cardiff Masonic Hall at 11am on St. David’s Day 2017 Wednesday 1st March 2017.

We understand this Chapter sets a precedent within the United Grand Lodge of England as the first to be Consecrated by a New/Young Masons Club.

Taking place within our Tercentenary celebrations, it is of great delight to all that the Third Grand Principal Most Excellent RW Bro Gareth Jones OBE., a sitting Ruler and our Provincial Grand Master, will play a key role in the Consecration alongside our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Ex Comp David Westall, which is a clear demonstration of the indissoluble link between Craft and Royal Arch.

Further details on how to book attendance and dining are in the attached link, which all brethren / companions are invited to complete.

Download a pdf of the Colonnade Chapter No. 7305 Consecration Dining Slip

Organ Appeal Concert, Cardiff Masonic Hall – Sat 26th November

colonnade-clubOrgan Appeal Concert

Cardiff Masonic Hall
Duke of Conaught Suite

Saturday 26th November
Doors 6:45pm | Start 7:30pm

The Colonnade Club proudly presents an evening of entertainment in aid of the Cardiff Masonic Hall Organ Appeal. Acts include Gavin Davies (WNO Baritone), Sam Hickman (Professional Harpist and Soprano) and Cardiff Masonic Hall’s very own Nina Shuti.

Tickets are £10, or a table of 10 can be secured at a discounted price of £90.

Email or call 07535582028 for tickets and more information.

The Colonnade Club celebrates its first birthday

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus – Happy St David’s Day!

colonnade-birthdayToday marks a year since the Colonnade Club was launched by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master in Cardiff Bay. During that time Membership has almost doubled and the young Freemasons of South Wales have travelled far in wide in their pursuit of Masonic knowledge (and a lot of fun!).

The inaugural Annual General Meeting and President’s Dinner will take place at the Cardiff And County Club in just two weeks time. There will be a full progress report and a new Chairman will be elected. He will set the direction of the club for the ensuing twelve months.

Please join us in wishing the Colonnade Club a happy first birthday and a successful second year.