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Celebrating 100 Years – Call to commemorate Freemasons who fought and lost their lives in battle action

World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Each year on the 11th November at 11am, Remembrance Day, two minutes silence is held to remember all the servicemen and women who have fought and died in war. The first silence was in 1919, held to mark the end of the First World War in 1918, but nowadays Remembrance Day includes all wars, not just remembering those who fought in the First World War. (more…)

South Wales Branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity

The Provincial Grand Master of South Wales RW Bro. Gareth Jones, OBE has kindly agreed to the formation of a new branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity here within the Province of South Wales. The Masonic Fishing Charity provides an interactive fishing experience, trout and coarse, for anyone above the age of eleven with life changing needs. This initiative could include support and involvement, for example, with wounded servicemen, Fishing for Heroes, Casting for Recovery, women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer, stroke victims, the elderly who suffer from loneliness and young people and adults with varying degrees of disability/needs both medical and educational.

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Blue Plaque to Commemorate History of Freemasonry within Cardiff

A Blue Plaque has been unveiled on Cardiff Masonic Hall in Guildford Crescent to commemorate 263 years of Freemasonry within Cardiff.

Brian Langley (pictured left) is the Chairman of Cardiff Masonic Hall and was invited to join the Provincial Grand Master Gareth Jones OBE (pictured right) in the task of unveiling the Blue Plaque.

The plaque now sits secured proudly above the front doors of Cardiff Masonic Hall for all to see. It has been proudly shown to all those who have recently visited the Hall as part of the CADW Open Doors Heritage Initiative during September. (more…)

August 2017 Lottery Draw

The winning numbers for the August 2017 Festival Lottery (for tickets bought in August 2017), drawn at Swansea Masonic Hall, on Tuesday 26th September 2017 are:

04 08 17 19

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Sine Favore Lodge No. 9856: Meeting in Merthyr Tydfil on Friday 24th November 2017

Sine Favore Lodge No 9856 was consecrated at Great Queen Street, London on 13th September 2017, its Founders being members of the Police Federation or service providers. It draws its membership from around the country so it was setup to meet twice a year in London and twice a year in another Province.

On 24th November 2017 we will meet and hold a Third Degree ceremony at Merthyr Tydfil Masonic Hall, followed by a Festive Board White Table.

The local arrangements are being made by Bro Howard Casey a member of this Lodge.

We welcome members of the Province to attend our meetings and ask the information is circulated  to the membership.

Sincerely and fraternally
Harry Smith
Secretary
Sine Favore Lodge No 9856

Bookings should be forward to me at this email address:
secretary@nullsinefavore.com

Our practice is to receive the dining fee electronically in advance.  Enquiries should be directed to the email address above.

Joint Statement from Craft and Degree of Mark Master Masons of South Wales, Provincial Secretariat

CRAFT

Appointment of Assistant Provincial Grand Master announced.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master is pleased to announce that W.Bro. Stephen C.E. Harries, PAGDC, ProvGReg will succeed the late W.Bro. the Reverend Alistair E.J. Swinford as Assistant Provincial Grand Master. W.Bro. Stephen will be Installed in his Mother Lodge, Sketty Hall No. 8752, at Swansea Masonic Hall on Friday 15th December 2017. During the evening, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master will appoint and invest, W.Bro. Gareth J. Jones, PAGReg as Provincial Grand Registrar.

MARK

Appointment of Assistant Provincial Grand Master announced.

W.Bro. T.R. Eirian Jones, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of the Degree of Mark Master Masons of South Wales, is pleased to announce that he has appointed W.Bro. Phillip W. Davies, PAGDC to succeed W.Bro. Stephen C.E. Harries, PGJD as Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Degree of Mark Master Masons of South Wales. W.Bro. Stephen will retire from office on Monday 4th December 2017 and W.Bro. Phillip will be Installed at a meeting of De Cymru Mark Grand Officers Lodge No. 1606, to be held in Caerphilly on Wednesday 6th December 2017.

Provincial Mentors meeting on Saturday 23rd September at Caerphilly Masonic Hall

Dear Bro. Lodge Mentor,

As communicated to you in June by our Provincial Grand Master, in his address to Provincial Grand Lodge, we write to advise and remind Brethren that your attendance is requested at our Provincial Mentors’ meeting, to be held on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Caerphilly Masonic Hall (CF83 1HR), from 10am until 12 noon.

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master will be opening the meeting, which will bring together all Lodge Mentors for an important session on their responsibilities; particularly in light of the impending Membership Pathway which will be formally launched in October 2017 and which will set out guidance and advice on how potential members should be encouraged, interviewed, looked after and taken successfully through their 4 basic steps in Freemasonry and onto Lodge officers, the Chair and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you a week Saturday.

Yours sincerely and fraternally,
W.Bro Neil Evans (Provincial Grand Mentor)
W.Bro Robert Payne (Past Provincial Grand Mentor)

Please note: Responses are to be made to rob.payne@nullstationfinancial.com