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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.

Biker Installed as WM

Cliff Jones has just been Installed as Worshipful Master of Rhondda Lodge 3979, meeting at Pontypridd. Read more below.Lone biker

Without regalia

Bikers in templeFreemasonry embraces a wide range interests and few would know from this picture that all these men wear regalia with pride, but also are enthusiastic bikers. (more…)

Freemasonry Today

In recent days you should have received your copy of Freemasonry Today. Have a look at the design and editorial changes and in particular read the account on page 18 of the 1,000 mile Noah’s Ark charity walk around Wales. Page 37 describes the Membership Focus Group, of which our Provincial Grand Master is an actve member.

Swansea Travelling Gavel – September 14

The Swansea Travelling Gavel was launched at Clyne Lodge last week by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master Very Worshipful Br. Roy Woodward. (more…)

Provincial Diary 2015

Brethren, we are pleased to let you know that the 2015 diary is now available.

It starts in September 2014 and ends in December 2015 and contains the Dates of all Craft and Chapter meetings for the Province, this year in Colour.

Once again the diary has been endorsed by the Provincial Grand Master, and the Provincial Executive. (more…)

Bro.Charles Burley Ward V.C.

As we reflect on the first world war, you may be interested to know about Sgt. Major Bro. Charles Ward V.C. (1877 – 1921) who was initiated into Loyal Commercial Lodge No:2720 in September 1913.  He’d won the Victoria Cross and was the last recipient of the V.C. to be decorated by Queen Victoria herself, for an unbelievable act of courage during the Boer war.

He was a physical training instructor. Little was recorded about him until the 1970s when W. Bro. Kenneth Chapman researched newspaper reports of his funeral and delivered a lecture on this exceptional Freemasons at a meeting of Loyal Commercial Lodge.