New – Provincial Polo Shirt available

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We have on sale these attractive Maroon Polo Shirts. Ideal for those looking for a special Christmas gift, or for those visiting Spain in the New Year.  A Keystone and the lettering “Mark Master Masons Monmouthshire” are embroidered on the left breast area. 

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The PGM has already purchased his and wore it for the first time at the Utrique Fedelis Lodge Sunday lunch .

The Shirts cost £12-50p by cheque payable to;  “MMM Discretionary Fund”

Any brother wishing to purchase a shirt please contact WBro Norman P Davies or WBro Brian Bevan  together with a
cheque and size required. There isn’t a limitation to the number which can be purchased.

Sizes are as follows;
Medium    ( 40 inch Chest)
Large          ( 42 inch Chest)
XL                 ( 48 inch Chest)
3XL              ( 50 inch Chest)

 

Charity collar for our most senior DPGM of Monmouthshire

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Whilst on a visit to Provincial Mark Grand Lodge of Dorset , the PGM, DPGM and ProvGSec dropped to see V.W.Bro Derek Moxley our most senior DPGM of Monmouthshire. V.W.Bro Derek has lived in Ilchester for the last 35 years but still  pays close attention to Provincial affairs. The visitors were treated to a light supper, several …..LARGE…… scotches and the benefit of V.W Bro Derek’s many entertaining recollections of Mark masonry in Monmouthshire. It should be remembered that his father was a master of Tylery Lodge MMM 685  in 1919! At the same time, the PGM presented his Grand Patron’s charity collar. We salute a remarkable man.

Honorary Membership for Torfaen Stalwart.

 

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W.Bro David Taylor of Torfaen Lodge of Mark Master Masons 796 has been honoured by the lodge membership by being made an honorary member of the lodge. W.Bro David joined Mark Masonry over 25 years ago and served as Master for two years. He was a stalwart member during a difficult phase of the lodge’s existence and was a central figure in securing its survival. W.Bro David and his wife Haulwen have not enjoyed good health in recent years and he has not been able to attend although has steadfastly maintained his membership. The lodge unanimously agreed to his honorary membership in recognition of his singular and selfless service . At the same time he received his presentation lapel badge denoting 25 years of Mark Membership.

Great SUCCESS – Combined Mark Lodges Charity Function

Under the banners of Torfaen Lodge 796, Maius Lodge 1031, Albert Edward Lodge 1317, and Lady of the Lamp Lodge 1709 held a very successful Sunday Charity lunch was held at the  Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel on the 6th September.
The magnificent sum of £3000 was raised on the day which has been matched by the Province resulting in an amazing £6000 being presented to Breast Cancer Care Wales
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Pictured is our PGM, Derek Thomas,  assisting Martin Angell, Mel Buckley, David Weston and Eric Hoare to present a cheque for
£6000 to  Rachel Power representing Breast Cancer Care Wales on the 29th September.

Resounding Success as Mark PGL Meeting held at new location

June the 2nd saw the 138th meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge held at a much larger venue with nearly 200 Brethren attending.

The hosting of the event at the Newport Holiday Inn enabled 70 more of the  Brethren of our Province  to attend their Provincial Grand Lodge Annual Meeting.

RW Bro Derek Thomas’ address is reproduced on this website in “Annual Meeting” under the “Province” tab.

A very enjoyable day was had by all.

Tredegar Masonic Hall and the Dyffryn Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners

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The Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of Monmouthshire, R.W Bro Derek Thomas is seen here presenting a cheque for £150 to W.Bro Sean Rees, secretary of St George’s craft lodge.

The presentation was made on the evening of the 13th of May 2015 just before the installation of Dyffryn lodge of Royal Ark Mariners.

This cheque is one of eleven that have been presented, one to each of the Masonic Halls in the Province of Monmouthshire, as a gesture of goodwill from the Mark degree. The money can be used for any purpose within the building.
Duffryn RAM installation.

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The after proceedings in full swing at   on the evening of the installation meeting at Dyffryn Royal Ark Mariner Lodge.

A happy and memorable evening with W.Bro Mike Bugler staying in the chair for a second year.

Helping Children via Rugby

 

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The Provincial Grand Master RWBro Derek Thomas seen here presenting a cheque for £500-00 to Mr Lewis Roberts.

Mr Roberts is the Head Coach of Bleanau Gwent Youth Rugby Development Team.  He is in charge of the development of coaching facilities for young players with special needs, and the money will go towards extra facilities and new equipment for the team.

The money raised for this project was made up of contributions from the following Mark Lodges.

Ashlar, Tylery,  Beaufort, together with Mark Provincial Grand Lodge.

 

1st World War Memorial

 

6th May Presentation

The Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of Monmouthshire R.W.Bro Derek Thomas seen here presenting a cheque to W.Bro Charles Ferris at Blackwood Masonic Hall on the 6th of May, just prior to the installation meeting of St Margaret’s Mark Lodge 1478. W.Bro Charles is a member of a group who are building a memorial in Newport to the men of the 2nd Monmouthshire Regt who fell in the 1st World War. The money is to be used to prepare the ground for the building of the monument.

A packed dining room at the after proceedings of the installation meeting of St Margaret’s Lodge of Mark Master Masons at Blackwood Masonic Hall on 6th of May 2015.

Mark Provincial Gala Dinner 2015

Saturday 18th of April saw the Mon Mark Charity Gala Dinner at the Holiday Inn, Newport when 195 brethren and guests of the Mark Province of Monmouthshire came together in support of Mark Charities.

During the course of an evening of fine food and entertainment and laughter, the charity raffle raised the sum of £1000.
The toast to Mark Masonic Charities was proposed by the W.Bro David Powell, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and was responded to by Right Worshipful Brother, Derek Thomas, the Provincial Grand Master who was accompanied by Mrs Enid Thomas.
The new venue for the Charity Gala Dinner has proved a great success with every lodge in The Mark Province being well represented. Well done everyone.

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Defib Training at Blackwood (March 2015)

After Derek Thomas, our PGM, had overseen the supply of a Defibrillator to all the Monmouthshire Masonic Centres, W,Bro Jonathan Roberts has undertaken the job of training the Brethren in their use.

The training courses started at Newport in February and a second was done more recently in Blackwood.  He is intending to visit Chepstow and the other centres in the near future.

Use of the machine was just part of the training.  Learning to give life saving CPR (which is short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on a number of dummies was also included as can be seen from the photographs.

Johnathan was thanked for the time he had spent and the excellent way he had carried out the training.