Lodge of Benevolence No: 7305

The next meeting of the Lodge of Benevolence will be held one week later than usual. We meet on Friday 15th May 2015 (not Friday 8th May) at 11.00 am in the Bridgend Masonic Hall. Please contact W.Bro. Alistair Hopper to book your meal.

Carols and Mince Pies

Carol3The Bridgend Masonic Lodges Charitable Trust organised an evening of Nine Lessons and Carols at Smyrna Baptist Chapel, Penyfai which was well attended by Masons and their families.

The Christmas message was read by the Masters of Ogmore 1752, Adare 9247, Llangeinor 4194, Ewenny 8485, Glanogwr 8508, Penybont 6743, Morganwg 5084, by Past Master Roger Thomas for Dewi Sant 9067 and by our Provincial Grand Secretary W. Bro. Gerald Rowbottom.

Between each reading carols were sung with gusto by an enthusiastic congregation of Freemasons, their families and friends. It was a delight to be able to welcome Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master, V W Brother Peter Frost and Mrs. Frost who travelled from Cowbridge to support the event.

At the end of the carol service mulled wine and mince pies were served.

A year on

Thank youA year ago Typhoon Haiyan caused widespread destruction across the Philippines.  We raised £185,385 to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts. The children’s charity Plan UK has been using our donation to rebuild fourteen classrooms and two health centres that were destroyed or badly damaged in East and West Samar.  Here’s a recent picture of local people expressing their thanks.

Your regular donations to Masonic charities make this possible.

Forum for DCs and Preceptors

Many shared good practices with each other, discussed any difficulties and generally improved their knowledge in these important roles within the Lodge. The forum for DCs and Preceptors was held on 9th December at the Cardiff Masonic Hall.

It was arranged by W.Bro Roger Mapstone on 029 208 84758

Facebook and Twitter

We must embrace social utilities if we are to connect with younger people.  Come and learn or improve your skills in the use of twitter and facebook. We’re running a Social Media Seminar at 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. on 4th Dec 2014 at Cardiff Masonic Hall.

Please contact W.Bro Roger Mapstone on 029 2088 4758.

A Request for Voluntary assistance with Provincial Administration

Dear Brethren,
I am seeking to enlarge our group of valued volunteers and provide further opportunities for Brethren of all ages and experience to participate in the well being of the Membership and in the administration of our Province. (more…)

Students Tour Cardiff Temple

Byron Calloway, a lecturer brought some students from the University of South Wales to be shown around the three temples in Cardiff Masonic Hall. They listened to a summary of some of the recent activities carried out by Freemasons ofRoger Richmond(s) South Wales.

Twenty-four year old Carwyn Price from Aberdare said: “It was great to learn something about the largest and oldest fraternity in the world and although many of us pass the building every day to attend university we knew absolutely nothing about what it was or who modern-day Freemasons are or what they do.” (more…)