Non-Masonic Giving Survey 2014

Your opportunity to tell us what causes, charities and research we should support using the generous donations made by Freemasons and their families.

The Central Masonic Charities have a proud history of awarding grants to the non-masonic community with over £4 million awarded each year to many worthwhile causes. Over recent years, our grants have provided vital support to rescue services, disaster relief in the UK and abroad, medical research, hospices and charities that help disadvantaged young people and the elderly. (more…)

Unusual Meeting in Newport

At their meeting in Newport on 11th October 2014 Internet Lodge No:9659 had a record numer of members, prospective members and guests from outside the United Kingdom. There were ninety present with brethren from Romania, Switzerland, Latvia, France, Italy, Holland, Canada, Abu Dhabi and Afghanistan. The meeting was held in Newport because the WM this year is Roy Morris who lives in Islwyn.

Mrs Aurwen Davies

It is with great sadness we report that Rt. Wor. Bro. Hywel Davies’ wife Aurwen died on Saturday 11th October.

Supporting young musicians

W.Bro David Rose of the Lodge of St. Martin 8771 is seeking to request financial assistance on behalf of The Glam Organisation, established some six months ago for supporting young musicians wishing to learn to play particular instruments in schools throughout Wales. The organisation is not yet registered as a Charity, not currently operating for the prescribed two years, but overseen by a group of volunteers. (more…)

The Remembrance and Poppy Appeal

poppyThe Wales Festival of Remembrance, will be held again on 1st November in the St David’s Hall, Cardiff.

Katherine Jenkins is headlining this major event and tickets (available from the St. David’s Hall box office) are sure to be scarce again this year.

Feeding the Homeless

Homeless crewAt the recent Paradise Soup Run sponsored by our Provincial Masonic Charity “Feed the Homeless”, we were joined by three generations of the same family. On the right Bro. Robert Withey, Charity Steward of Tudor Lodge, on the left his son-in-law Bro Alex Yau and in the middle Alex’s son and Robert’s grandson Dominic Yau. All three gave out tea and coffee to homeless and hungry people. Robert and Alex are regular helpers but wanted to show Dominic the impact of their work. A fine example to possibly a future Mason.


Everest Base Camp

Base campW.Bro. Peter Jones our Provincial Grand DC reached an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) on 29th September, 2014.  Watch this space for more pictures soon.