Tercentenary Initiates’ Dinner – 23rd March 2018

All South Wales Brethren who were Initiated during the Tercentenary Year are cordially invited by the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of South Wales, Gareth Jones, OBE to a dinner, in your honour, to be held at Cottrell Park Golf Club, St. Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SJ on Friday 23rd March 2018.

The Provincial Grand Master would be delighted to welcome you and your partner to this celebration, to mark the start of your Masonic journey. The dinner will give you and your partner the opportunity to meet with other new members and ask the many questions I am sure you have.

Please respond with your intention to attend by; Monday 12th March, to Brother Keri Evans using the Tercentenary Initiate Dinner Dining Return.

Tercentenary Initiates’ Dinner

Welcome from 7.30pm to sit for dinner at 8.00pm

To begin:
Warm smoked bacon and leek tartelette with dressed walnut salad
To follow:
Duo of Chicken
Stuffed Bon Bon with Glamorgan sausage and red wine jus together with a panko breast with garlic butter, potato cake and a panache of green vegetables
To finish:
Chefs Symphony of Dessert
Crème Brule, Chocolate Brownie and sticky toffee pudding with custard
Coffee and baby Welsh-cakes

*Please indicate if you require any dietary alternatives

Cost – £29.95 (cheques payable to PGL Dining);
Dress Code – Lounge Suits.
We would be grateful if you could kindly confirm your attendance directly to W.Bro Keri Evans, his details are included in the Dining Return.

A similar event will run on Friday, 13th July 2018 – details to follow.
I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in person at the dinner.

Warmest regards,
W.Bro. Neil.M.Evans PPrJGW
Provincial Grand Mentor

8 Charities in South Wales need your help – MCF Community Awards

Charities in South Wales need your help to receive up to £25,000 through the MCF Community Awards – Tercentenary Fund.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is giving away £3 million to 300 charities across England and Wales to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Eight charities in our Province have been nominated for an award and it’s up to the Masonic community and the public to decide which charities get the largest grants through an online vote at www.mcf.org.uk/vote.

The vote is open from 12 June – 31 July 2017. Have your say, vote and help your favourite South Wales charity win a share of the £3 million.

Once you have voted, please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.

1717 Enactment Ceremony in Neath on Tuesday 31st January

The St Cecilia Demonstration Team will be performing the first of several unique 1717 Enactment Ceremonies in celebration of the Tercentenary of United Grand Lodge, by kind invitation of Cambrian Lodge, at the Neath Masonic Hall on Tuesday 31st January 2017, starting at 6.30pm.

This promises to be both informative and fun, with the Demonstration Team using a certain amount of theatrical licence to entertain & educate.

Tercentenary Celebration at Royal Albert Hall on October 31st 2017

Tercentenary Celebration 2017

I am sure you will have seen in the latest issue of Y Dalaith the many and varied events taking place in the South Wales province and beyond across the next 12 months. Amongst the key events will be the National Celebration Meeting at the Royal Albert Hall on October 31st next year. Immediately following this will be a gala dinner across the Thames at the Battersea Evolution – transport between venues will be available.

Tickets for each will be in huge demand and we as a province have a limited allocation. The evening dinner will cost £135 per head and early booking is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Tercentenary Organ Concert December 2016

jane-parker-smithThe next concert in the ‘Tercentenary’ organ concert series is being given in the Grand Temple at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London, at 17:00 on December 14th 2016 after the post-Quarterly Communications lunch on that day. The performer will be the brilliant international concert artist, Jane Parker-Smith.

The concert is free and open to all, including wives, partners and friends.

As at previous concerts in the series, close-up video images will be projected onto the walls of the Grand Temple so that the audience can see the dexterity of the player at the organ console. The very tuneful and enjoyable programme includes popular works by Elgar, Cochereau, Franck, Langlais, Bowe, Dethier and Stamm and is expected to last about an hour.

Concert goers are warmly encouraged to book their free tickets via this link. As for the inaugural concert in September 2015, where demand was heavy, tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.