Province of West Wales
 FEBRUARY 2018 - Update
the new Installation schedule and meeting calendar (2017 - 2018) are available to download (and print) by clicking here. Alternatively you can look at the live Google calendars by clicking here. If you spot an error, please let us know by replying to this email, or emailing
Provincial Church Service
The Provincial Church Service will be held in St Mary's Church, Tenby, on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 3.00pm. Full details will be published shortly, but please make a note of the date in your diaries,
Old Priory Donation to Milford Haven Sea cadets.
WM Ian Barnes presents a cheque to Lt. William Elliott for £200..
WM Ian Barnes presenting Lieutenant William Elliott of the Milford Haven Sea Cadets with a cheque for £200 which will go towards crash packs.. For more details click here.
MCF First year impact report now available
The MCF was founded for Fremasons, for their families and for the wider community; for the big issues in society and for the small..... For the full report click here.
Just a reminder
1717 and all that . . .
It all started in 1717, didn't it? If you believe what was written 20 years later by someone who wasn't there, you might think so - our present Grand Lodge did. Recent research in the last few years has turned up convincing documentary evidence of the time written by those who were present - but not in 1717! This blows a massive hole in what we all took for granted (anomalies and all) and causes us to re-evaluate those events, perhaps with some embarrassment.
Attendance is FREE! The symposium is open to masons, non-masons, ladies, wives, partners, friends (so regalia is not required); basically, anyone interested in this fascinating historic argument and its impact on current thinking.
Please register your intention to join us by e-mail to
For Freemasons, for families, for everyone. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.
Click here or call 020 3146 3333 for more detals. 
Milford Haven Cawl and Caberet Night 17th February 2018
Saturday 17th February 2018 - 7pm - Tickets only £5!
to book your place contact lodge secretary, W Bro Alan Dennison at
UGLE Data Protection Request
Before Christmas UGLE sent out an email to 72,000 Freemasons who, as a result of joining a Lodge or Chapter prior to 2005 and having subsequently never joined another, have not signed any form of Data Protection statement. More explicitly, they have not given consent for the data that UGLE holds on them to be used by the MCF or other Masonic charities. Click here to read the full story and see a copy of the email.
New Hedges play area receives funds boost from Tenby Freemasons
Pic. Gareth Davies Photography
The village of New Hedges is looking forward to the next phase of its play park project as it swings into 2018.
The community’s popular playground, at the rear of the village hall, had to be demolished last year because it was not cost-effective to repair.
The New Hedges Play Area Regeneration Project was launched to raise funds for new play equipment, and was able to quickly meet its target for the first phase of work.
For full details click here
VW Brian Hilling's Installation evening on Monday 29th January 2018.
One of the brightest characters recorded in the annals of West Wales Masonry was Installed in the Chair of the Tenby Lodge no 1177 on Monday 29th January 2018. VW Bro Brian Clement Hilling, Past Grand Sword Bearer in the United Grand Lodge of England and Past Deputy Grand Master of the Province of West Wales was presented for Installation by W Bro Thomas Osbourne, Past Provincial Senior Grand Warden, who was the Master who Initiated VW Bro Brian in 1977. For further details and more photographs click here.
Travelling gavel
WM Philip Hancock of Neyland Lodge claiming the traveling gavel of WM Ian Barnes at Old Priory Christmas lodge meeting.
The Travelling gavel currently resides in Neyland and the picture above shows the gavel being handed over to W.Bro. Phillip Hancock.  The rumour on the grapevine is that there will be a Turk invasion of Neyland on the 8th February so all Pembs. and Cardigan masons need to attend to stop the gavel making the trip to Llanelli.  For further details of how to obtain the gavel click here.
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