henllys ladies festival, what a fine evening.

Pictured above are Rose and Mark Woodhouse, a very pleased couple. Mark is the Worshipful Master of the Henllys Lodge and their Ladies Festival was extremely successful with 134 attending. The raffle raised £775 with an overall total of  £1’111.00 raised on the night for the 1997 Masonic Trust Fund which supports local charities and good causes.
Congratulations both.


£4,000 grant is part of £192,000 awarded to air ambulance services across the country



The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, which is now part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, has awarded £4,000 to the Wales Air Ambulance service. This was just one of several grants totalling £192,000 awarded to Air Ambulance and rescue services across England and Wales by Masonic charities in the past 12 months.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country and is funded entirely by the donations of Freemasons and their families in England and Wales.

David Innes, Chief Executive of the Masonic Charitable Foundation said: “Every year, as well as supporting air ambulance and rescue services, the Foundation awards millions of pounds to local and national charities that support vulnerable people, as well as hospices and natural disaster relief. Every air ambulance service in England and Wales has received Masonic funding, with £1.5 million in grants awarded since 2007 alone.”

Reverend Malcolm C G Lane, Provincial Grand Master for the Province of Monmouthshire, said of the grant: “The Freemasons of Monmouthshire are honoured to support our local air ambulance service. Charitable giving is at the heart of Freemasonry and we are delighted to be able to contribute to the safety of people in our community through this grant.”

Air ambulances rely on voluntary donations to operate. Support from grant-makers like the Masonic Charitable Foundation means that doctors and paramedics can reach patients in emergency situations as quickly as possible and save lives.

Monmouthshire at the National masonic Clay Shooting Championship




The Province of   Monmouthshire was this year represented at the 12th National Masonic Clay Shooting Championship by four members of the Monmouthshire Provincial Clay Shooting Association and four guests of W. Bro. Robert Daw. This years event was held at held at Wedgnock Clay Shooting Ground in Warwickshire under the banner of the Provincial Grand Lodge Of Warwickshire on the 18th of June. We were warmly welcomed by the host province and staff of the shooting ground and after a chance for a coffee and bacon sandwich after our long drive the day began with a safety briefing from the ground manager followed by the format for the day. Once he briefing was over we split up into our respective squads and headed for the shooting ground. The 100 target competition was held over 14 stands to give as wide a variety as possible. Following a sporting’s morning shoot with plenty of cheerful banter we finished the morning with a plated buffet lunch.