Feeding the Homeless

The Paradise Soup Run provides food to homeless and hungry people every night of the week between 8 and 9pm at the back of Marks and Spencer in Charles Street Cardiff. Individual groups take turns to work one night in a 28 day rota, providing, preparing and giving out the food come rain or shine. Since Christmas “Feed the Homeless” a Masonic initiative has taken a turn in the rota on a Monday night. Providing hot tea, coffee, soup, sandwiches, pies and cake. We believe this is an important demonstration on how Freemasonry works in the community by providing charity at a point of need. (more…)

Provincial Grand Master’s Address

Presented to the Provincial Grand Committee on 9th May 2014:

Brethren, good evening and thank you for coming here in such large numbers for our annual business meeting, at which we generally present information on what is going on in the Province, report progress on strategic issues and provide a few helpful pointers for Lodges so that we can continually improve our freemasonry and the Craft.

This has been my first year as your Provincial Grand Master and I must tell you how delighted I have been with the warmth of your welcome at every lodge I have had the pleasure of visiting.  I know that all of my Executive feel the same, so thank you to all brethren who have made this year such an enjoyable one. (more…)

New Assistant Provincial Grand Master Announced

province-smlAt the Provincial Grand Lodge Committee meeting held in Barry on the evening of Friday 7th May 2014, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master was pleased to announce that he has appointed W.Bro. Roger F. Richmond PJGD to succeed  W.Br. D. Gerald Rowbottom PSGD as Assistand Provincial Grand Master. W.Bro. Richmond will be Invested at Provincial Grand Lodge in Barry Memorial Hall on Monday 30th June 2014.

Swansea Almoners’ Committee

The principal duty of a Lodge Almoner is to look after the welfare of the members and of their widows and dependants.  Seventeen years ago the Swansea Almoners’ Committee was formed when W. Bro Harold Kent approached the then Ass. PGM W.Bro J S Peters to see if the Swansea Lodges could help fund  the purchase of Teller Cards for Singleton Hospital.  These are used for checking the eyesight of very young children who may not be able to tell the doctor of their problem. (more…)

Royal Arch Appointments

The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent presided over the annual Royal Arch luncheon in Hercules Pillars, Great Queen Street, London on 1st May 2014, where he was joined by 75 Companions from his Province. (more…)

New Wardens and Secretary

province-smlThe Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master presided over the annual luncheon in the Elizabethan Room of the Imperial Hotel in London on 30th April, 2014, where he was joined by 95 Brethren from his Province.

At the luncheon, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master was pleased to announce that he has appointed W.Bro. Dr Akram Baig PAGDC to be the Provincial Senior Grand Warden and W.Bro. J. Stuart Hancock PPrDGDC to be the Provincial Junior Grand Warden, for the ensuing year. In addition, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master announced that he has appointed W.Bro. D. Gerald Rowbottom PSGD to succeed W.Bro. James R. Bevan, as Provincial Grand Secretary. (more…)

Grand Lodge Appointments 2014

Further to the information posted on 16th March the MW Grand Master made the following promotions and appointments on 30th April 2014. (more…)